PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –– If Fall getaway plans include a leaf peeping road trip, KYW’s Jay Lloyd suggests a motor home – yours or a rental.
It’s like a sailboat charter – a motor home or RV to accommodate you, the kids, or friends and it becomes transportation, lodging and dining option – all rolled into one. A convenient destination with brilliant fall colors in the Catoctin Mountains and a dramatically historic backdrop is the Artillery Ridge Campground alongside the Gettysburg battlefield.READ MORE: Philadelphia Activists Accuse 'Overzealous' Police Of Violently Disrupting Protest Outside Mayor Jim Kenney's Home In July
“You can ride a bicycle out onto the battlefield or you can hike it,” said Susan Conover.READ MORE: Upper Merion School District: Teachers, Staff Must Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Or Routinely Get Tested
That’s Susan Conover who runs the campground. She points out that Fall is a favorite season and even draws an international community of campers.
“They fly in, rent RV’s and come camping here,” said Conover.MORE NEWS: COVID In PA: No New Restrictions In Philadelphia As COVID-19 Cases Rising, But 'Nothing Is Off The Table'
Arsenal Ridge is about a 3 hour drive. When former KYW reporter Richard Maloney covered 38 states in an RV he rented from Stolzfus near West Chester. They and others nearby can be found online.