After two successful New York state parks we decided to try our luck in Pennsylvania. An afternoon departure on Wednesday had us arriving in Howard, PA around 8:30 pm. Rather than trying to find a site at the campground in the dark (never a fun prospect) we overnighted at the Walmart and then headed over to Bald Eagle State Park the next day.
They have two camping areas located on either side of the lake. One with hook-ups and one without. Since we had just gone several days with thick cloud cover and some furnace usage (a major power sucker), and were expecting more of the same, we shelled out $30/night for a site with electric so we could boost the batteries back up. The campground was on the empty side and we got a really nice site that backed up to a wooded area.
Unfortunately, the cold rainy pattern continued throughout our stay which put a damper on outside activities. We did get out for one hike around the park though.
I love the muted colors this time of year.
While we had the best intentions to get out on the lake for some kayaking, the second day brought even colder temps and more rain. In fact, the weather was so crappy that we never even walked down to see the lake! Oh well. With more rain in the forecast for the weekend we decided not to stick around. So back on the road we went for a long day of driving all the way through Pennsylvania and into West Virginia.
It was never our intention to move south quite this fast, but with campgrounds closing and the weather turning cold it only made sense. We’re now settled into a campground on Summersville Lake, WV for the next few days, and then plan to wander around KY, and TN until Thanksgiving.
We have a very, very loose plan for our time in Kentucky & Tennessee, but if anyone has recommendations for places to stay or things that we must see let us know. These are brand new states for us and we look forward to exploring. Thanks!