Fall Camping Tips | Expert Advice for a Cozy Outdoor Adventure

I believe many people shy away from camping in the fall due to shorter days and lower temperatures. But, fall camping can be just as fun and enjoyable if you prepare for it.

Here are a few ways you can embrace camping in the fall and make sure you’re prepared before you go.

Embracing the Coziness of Fall Camping

woman and dog drinking coffee by fire

Is there anything more comforting and cozy than roasting marshmallows under the stars? How about roasting marshmallows while sipping hot chocolate?

In the summer months, the evenings are often not much cooler than the daytime, so a fire is only enjoyed as a source of light. A fire in the fall is much more enjoyable because the heat of the fire will keep you cozy and warm.

Snuggle up close to the fire in your wool socks, warm hoodie or coat, and sip on hot chocolate while you enjoy the crackling of the fire and the conversation of friends and family. Don’t forget to pack extra blankets to cover up with by the fire if needed.

To enjoy a warm fire in the fall, here are some packing list additions:

  • Coats or warm sweaters
  • Toques or warm hats
  • Extra blankets
  • Hot chocolate or your favorite hot, sipping drink
  • Propane torch for lighting fires as the wood can be more damp

Crowd-Free Nature

crowd free camping tent

After the excitement of Canada’s September long weekend, the serene hush that descends upon its campgrounds is a well-kept secret. Getting out and camping in the fall provides you with a quieter, more peaceful camping experience.

Camping is less stressful in the fall because there are no long lineups entering the campground, no long lineups at the mini-golf, and no crowding at the playground. Fall offers you and your family wide open spaces with fewer people to share it with.

What also sets fall apart is the privilege of choosing your perfect camping spot. It’s ok if you didn’t plan months in advance, most of the best spots are still available last minute.

Take advantage of the wide open spaces by bringing activities like:

  • Kites
  • Frisbees
  • Bocce Ball
  • Other sports gear you might enjoy

Vibrant Fall Colors

vibrant fall trees

Nothing beats the colors of autumn.

Camping in the fall in Canada isn’t just about escaping the crowds; it’s about immersing yourself in a tranquil and enchanting outdoor realm, where the beauty of nature takes center stage. So make sure to pack your camera and a good pair of hiking shoes. Explore the campground and take memorable family photos with some of nature’s best backdrops.

Fewer leaves on the trees and fewer people around might also help you spot more wildlife roaming around.

While preparing for you trip into this fall paradise, don’t forget to pack:

  • Camera
  • Extra batteries or charger for camera
  • Good hiking shoes and hiking poles
  • Water bottle for the hikes
  • Warm gloves

Get Out and Enjoy Fall

As you can see, there are many ways to enjoy a fall camping trip. Vibrant colors, no crowds, and cozy campfires might just be enough to convince you to book your next trip now.

If you love fall camping, we’d love to hear about where you go and what makes your trips so enjoyable. Send us an email.

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