The month of October has surprisingly become huge for RV campgrounds, resorts and parks around the U.S. thanks to Halloween.
Maybe because for many in the northern states, its a chance to do one more trip before the RV has to be winterized and put in storage.
Instead of just one night – Oct. 31 – many parks dedicate the entire two or three weekends before Halloween to the big event.
We visited a campground near us this past weekend – Addison Oaks Park in Addison Twp., about 45 miles north of Detroit in Oakland County.
The past two weekends were set aside for their annual “Boo Bash” and if they had any openings in the 174-site campground, they weren't evident as I walked around taking pictures. Families in every sort of RV were there. Most had roaring fires – the temperatures dipped into the 30's at night. But no one seemed to mind the cold. Kids young and old were in full costumes. Even dogs were in costume. There was a costume contest. Trick or Treating. A scary castle tour and hay rides.
Jennifer and Tai came along with me and although Gtai seemed a bit confused seeing his canine pals dressed up as dinosaurs and clowns, he realized there was something festive and fun about the experience and had to be restrained from visiting each campsite I also think he knew they were handing out goodies to the trick or treaters and he wanted his share.
There's one more weekend before Halloween. Check it out. I net a campground near you is hosting a similar event.