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Camping at the Old Holbrook Place

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The Airstream is still parked in Massachusetts.  In a few weeks it will be on the road again, all the way to Georgia this time!  The last time the Airstream rolled through Georgia was December of 2006, so it’s been a while.

I wanted to talk about where we’re staying today.  The Old Holbrook Place Campground, located in Sutton Massachusetts.  I grew up visiting this park almost every day of the summer.  Italian Ice, candy bars, etc.  It was a quick walk from Mem & Pep’s, and it was my little candy shop.

At the age of 42 thinking back about this stuff makes me feel a little old.  30 something years since I came here as a kid for my sugar fix.  And in that time very little has changed here.  The dock off of the beach is still floating in the water.  Families come here every day for a swim, kids jump off the dock, folks enjoy the lake.  The little log cabin store is still standing even though many RV’s have clipped the roof over the years.  Linda Nelson (the owner) is still here, her mom is no longer with us though.  It’s still the same place to be sure.

After traveling all over and seeing parks from coast to coast I’m still fond of this park.  It doesn’t have Wi-Fi throughout the park today (although that might change).  There aren’t 50 amp sites.  There aren’t mega pull through sites for big Class A’s.  The park recommends a max length of RV to be 35 feet.  Compared to parks I’ve visited out West where 65 foot pull throughs are the norm, this is an older park that was built for simpler RV’ing.  And there’s nothing wrong with that, especially if you’re in a 25 foot Airstream!

So, for those of you with a smaller rig, The Old Holbrook Place is a great place to camp for the summer.  Maybe a quick weekend getaway, maybe a week, or if you’d like….spend the whole summer here!  It’s a nice park, friendly neighbors, and a beautiful location on Manchaug Pond.

Below is a quick gallery of some of the images we’ve shot at Holbrook’s.  In the park, in the cove, from the beach……  Enjoy


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