There is a slight chill in the air, less bugs are flying around, and with the campgrounds growing silent, I can tell you this is my favorite time for camping!! This year has been awesome- we vowed to constantly go camping and after seeing every season, Fall is, by far, my favorite season because:
- it’s getting chilly! Its not super hot where its uncomfortable and you’re worrying about heat stoke, and its not freezing where you have to wearing sixteen layers.
- Say bye -bye to bugs!! I think this is my top reason! Its getting too cold for bugs! Spiders keep it to a minimum, rattle snakes aren’t a threat, and now when you feel something crawling up your leg, its mostly likely your pant leg brushing up on you!
- Empty campsites! Back-to-school and holidays leave campsites deserted. Best part? You get first pick at your site and you can be as loud as you want 🙂
What is your favorite season? (I know I have a picture up of snow season but that’s because it runs at #2 on my favorite-camping-time list and I can’t wait to get covered in snow again!! )
The mountains are calling said:
Have to agree. Autumn offers up some of the best camping. One of the reasons I enjoy it the most is because gathering around the campfire becomes even better when there is a chill to the air.
I totally agree! No more bugs is also my top reason! And that it’s the perfect season for campfires!
Jnana Hodson said:
I did enough deep winter camping as a Boy Scout, thank you. (Minus two was no fun.)
Autumn is New England, though, can be marvelous. The biting insects are under control (unlike spring), and the crowds have gone away. You just have to get it in before hunting season gets under way.
My favorite season is spring, before the bugs, the rivers are higher for kayaking, and full of hungry trout.
Kate @ Did That Just Happen? said:
Still totally love summer, because we get to spend so much time in the lake. Fall would be my second favorite for camping – cause usually our burn ban has been lifted! And, if not, well, we all have heaters! 😉
Grace Lessageing said:
Used to love autumn, but now spring is my fave. Currently in Thailand where it seems to be perpetual summer [tho probably not!] 🙂
Fall is my favorite…the colors of the Northeast and the crisp, cool air!
Fall!! I love to bundle up and drink pumpkin spice lattes! But it’s not too cold where you can’t go outside. Also, in CA, some days are still 70 degrees! Fall here is the perfect mix of crisp days and tank top and jean weather! (Love your snowy pic by the way!)
WINTER!!!!!!! 🙂 ICE AND SNOW!!!! 🙂
We are going camping in the Autumn for the first time Thanksgiving day weekend and I am really looking forward to it. I was a little nervous about the colder temps, but your comment about fewer bugs has me fearing the chill MUCH less!!
Winter, but it’s a cheat. I live in Florida. I can actually go camping then.
highland hind said:
Autumn – so long as I can have a fire!
Jims Log-O-Life said:
Autumn. Although Spring comes a close second. The only thing that makes Autumn better is no swooping Magpies!