Here’s this week’s installment of RV Travel Tips, where the readers of RVtravel.com share some of their favorite places to visit in North America. Please share you favorites using the form below. Include a photo if you have one. Keep your description to 120 words or less.
Covered Bridges of Oregon
When you come to Oregon, visit any of the dozens of covered bridges left in the state. Most were built between 1905 and 1925. At their peak, there were about 450 covered bridges, but there now are only 53. Click here to see a map of where to find them. Lots of Kodak moments. —Norman Brandt, Tucson, Arizona
Revisit the Fifties in Sandpoint, Idaho
Every mid-May, there’s a fund-raising celebration in Sandpoint, Idaho, called “Lost in the Fifties.” Everyone wears 1950s clothing. There’s a parade with hundreds of classic ’50s cars, and two nights of ’50s music. Last year, Mary Wilson of the Supremes performed along with other acts. There’s a big dance on Friday night at the fairgrounds, a great time and trip back in time. —Ben Haddy, Reno, Nevada
Panhandle of Nebraska
Considering exploring the Panhandle of Nebraska. There is so much activity and history. Scotts Bluff National Monument, Agate Fossil Beds, and General Cook’s Ranch are must-visits. People who haven’t been to the northwest corner of Nebraska can’t believe there is such a beautiful area there. Just be sure to get off the Interstate to explore it. —Pam Peters, Omaha, Nebraska
Best Railroad Museum in America
If you’re a train nut you already know about the California State Railroad Museum in old town Sacramento, California. But if you don’t know about it, you should. It must surely be one of the best railroad museums. Our favorite exhibit was the old Canadian National Railroad Sleeping Car. When you’re inside the car it feels like it’s moving. You hear the clickity-clack of the tracks and catch brief glances through curtained windows of flashing red lights at railroad crossings. The fascinating story of the Transcontinental Railroad (the western end began here) is told — perhaps the greatest technological achievement of the 19th century. Take a 45-minute train ride along the Sacramento River beginning in early April. —Carla and Bob Carson, Billings, Montana
A house made of paper
You need to see this one-of-a-kind house in Rockport, Mass., to believe it. It was built by Elis F. Stenman in 1922. He was a mechanical engineer who designed the machines that made paper clips. The paper he used was meant as good insulation. But eventually, he built the entire house itself from paper. But he didn’t stop there: He made the furniture from paper including a player piano. Look closely at the walls of the home and the furniture and you’ll see interesting headlines, like the one on a desk about Charles Lindbergh flying solo across the Atlantic. The house is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, spring through fall. Adult admission is $2. Stay away with your big RV – the road is too narrow. —Clay Nelson, Boston
Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona
There are two canyons, the upper and lower. We saw the lower in 2014 and the upper this past year in 2018. These are slot canyons created by water passing through a narrow opening in the sandstone. The canyons are open from above, letting light in. The results are stunning! The canyons are owned and operated by the Navajo and they do a great job running tours. It’s best to make a reservation ahead. If it rains, you cannot go in. —Astrid Bierworth
A great summer camping town: Boothbay, Maine
My wife and I have been camping for the last 19 years in Boothbay, ME. There are plenty of things to do and see in the area like shopping and lighthouse tours, With the town being right on the water you can go fishing or hang out on the beach. And of course you can’t forget the seafood. You also have to see the Boothbay Botanical Gardens; they’re the second largest botanical gardens in the country.
You are also pretty well located to do day trips to many of the towns in the area. Nearby Freeport is the home of L.L. Bean and their store is open 24 hours a day. Rockport is also close and has two lighthouses. It’s also the home of Nautica clothing. —Einar
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