By Jay Lloyd

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.

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“You can ride a bicycle out onto the battlefield or you can hike it,” said Susan Conover.

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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.

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“They fly in, rent RV’s and come camping here,” said Conover.

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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.