5 Reasons Fall Camping Is Better

| November 22, 2018 | 6 Comments

5 Reasons Fall Camping Is Better

There are so many great reasons to go camping in the fall, if it’s your first time, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t tried it before. The cooler temperatures can put people off fall camping, but if you love the colours of fall foliage, hot beverages, camping food, the smell of wet leaves after the rain and burning campfires, fall camping is for you.


5 Reasons Fall Camping Is Better



1) Fewer Campers

There are fewer crowds at popular campgrounds in the fall. After Labor Day, school is back in and the kids are busy with homework and weekend activities, so fewer families will be out on campgrounds. You have more sites to choose from and more space to relax and explore.

2) More Wildlife

Another advantage to going during the fall when there are fewer campers is more wildlife. If you’re keen on wildlife watching, bring a camera with you to make the most of your trip. In the fall, many different animals are migrating, looking for a place to hibernate, and scavenging the last of the food for a long winter. As the leaves thin out, they’ll be easier to spot. Don’t forget to look to the skies for migrating birds as they head for the south.

Earlier in the fall you’re likely to see songbirds like warblers, thrushes, and shorebirds. Come October, sparrows, kinglets, wrens, and hermit thrushes are to be seen. By November, it’s mostly waterfowl you’ll see in the skies, as well as blackbirds.

3) No Bugs

Bugs can drive you up the wall in the summer. Early in the summer, black flies and mosquitoes can eat you alive. Deer and horse flies come out in July and August, while come September, the bugs start to die down. By October and November, you can enjoy completely bug-free camping, and that’s a rare treat.


5 Reasons Fall Camping Is Better

5 Reasons Fall Camping Is Better


4) It’s Easy to Stay Warm

If you’ve always wanted to go camping in the fall but you’re worried about the temperature, you just need to prepare. One way to keep your feet warm this fall on a camping trip is with thermal socks. Thermal socks trap in heat and wick away moisture, keeping your feet dry and warm, even on damp, cold days. With a TOG rating 7 times warmer than basic cotton socks, Heat Holders thermal socks are worth considering for your fall trip.

Don’t just stop at thermal socks, either. Bring a thermal blanket and even thermal underwear to make sure you stay warm and cozy through your trip. One place you can get all your thermal wear needs covered is Heat Holders.

5) It’s a Great Time to Bring a Spooky Book

With night coming earlier and rain likely to be in the forecast for at least part of the day, it pays to bring a book. When the leaves are turning colour or falling off the trees, get in the spirit of the season with a spooky book, preferably one that ventures deep into the woods.

With all these reasons to go camping in the fall, what are you waiting for?


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Lyne is happily married and has two amazing teenagers. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Carole says:

    Fall camping could be so beautiful especially if the temperature is not too cold. We have been experiencing beautiful temperature this week.

  2. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    You’ve got great arguments here for fall camping but I think it would be to cold for me.

  3. Calvin says:

    Nice thinking. i like camping in most seasons

  4. Lynda Cook says:

    I myself would enjoy Fall camping, I love the cooler weather and NO bugs is my favourite!!

  5. sarah alexis says:

    I definitely like the no bugs benefit!

  6. Kristi says:

    These are great reasons. I especially like the fact that it’s quieter and more peaceful in the fall for camping. I need to do it in the future!

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