2022 Eastern Seaboard

2022 Eastern Seaboard

March 22, 2022 to August 2, 2022
 
 If you are interested in joining this circuit, please contact the circuit leader, Pat Schumacher, 503-660-5945, patshum@yahoo.com, before heading out in order to verify if there is room. You will also need to be an Elk and a Moose as many of the parking locations are for members only. 
 
This circuit will begin in Savannah, Ga. the most southern location and will proceed north to Bangor, Maine. Gatherings include the Outer Banks, Assateague, Washington DC, Philadelphia, the Atlantic Boardwalk, NYC, and Acadia National Park with many others along the way. 
 
Activities may include biking, hiking, kayaking, and sightseeing, The number of participants will need to be limited due to the number of sites available at most of the stops. Some of the stops include Elks and Moose Lodges that have limited parking and require you to be an Elk or Moose to camp there. Therefore the  group size will be limited to 10 to 12 rigs. If there is enough interest, a second group could follow a week behind, but that would be dependent on having a circuit leader for that group. If there are 2 groups, this will need to be determined early on so reservations can be made. Please note that several Federal Campgrounds are included, and they all now require reservations to be made through Recreation.gov.
 
The Circuit Leader is Pat Schumacher and all questions should be directed to him at 503-660-5945, patschum@yahoo.com, prior to making reservations or joining the circuit to ensure there is room


WESTWOOD, NJ

June 13, 2022 to June 22, 2022
Activity Ideas

Take the bus or train to NYC, then take the big bus NYC, Penn Station and take the big bus tour to see all the sites the city has to offer. It will take a few days to get in all the sites, like Central Park, the Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Times Square and so much more available to visit. Visit Jersey City to their 9/11Memorial. Several wineries near Pittstown NJ.

Parking Location

Westwood Elks, 523 Kindermack Rd. Westwood, NJ 06675

Directions and Other Information

From Egg Harbour take the Garden State Parkway N. Keep left toward I-95 New Jersey turnpike. Take exit 168 onto CR-502 Truck toward Washington, Westwood. Left on Pascack, Right on Hillsdale, left on Kinderkamack.

GPS Coordinates

N40.999110,W74.033780Click on link to see Google Map


GROTON, CT

June 22, 2022 to June 29, 2022
Activity Ideas

Visit the Submarine Force Museum to see the historic ship Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine. Tour the Avery Point Lighthouse, Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, and take a walk on the Poquonnock River Walkway. The Foxwoods Casino offered senior buffets twice a week, and the Mohegan Casino has beautiful architecture. The Gatehouse Tavern, an old historic gatehouse is also a treat not to be missed.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 700 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340, (860) 445-2163. Circuit leader to verify.

Directions and Other Information

From I-95N, take Exit 87 for CT-349 S/Clarence B Sharp Hwy, go 1.5mi continue straight onto Brandegee Ave., go 1.4mi and arrive at the Elks Lodge on the Left.

GPS Coordinates

N41.3278,W72.05769Click on link to see Google Map


WAREHAM, MA

June 29, 2022 to July 4, 2022
Activity Ideas

Cape Cod activities

Parking Location

Elks Lodge 2855 Cranberry Highway, Wareham, MA. Approximately $10 per night dry camping

Directions and Other Information

No amenities, no dump, water or electric.

GPS Coordinates

N41.76516,W70.68240Click on link to see Google Map


BRAINTREE, MA

July 4, 2022 to July 8, 2022
Activity Ideas

Boston Activities

Parking Location

Elks, 175 Howard St. Braintree, MA. 02184, Costs to be determined, approximately $10 a night dry camping

Directions and Other Information

No amenities, there is a hose for water and a dump at a state campground about 20 minutes away.
NOTE: you will be traveling on July 4th

GPS Coordinates

N42.23560,W70.98064Click on link to see Google Map


SEABROOK, NH

July 8, 2022 to July 11, 2022
Activity Ideas

Spend a day at the beach in Seabrook or Hampton. Dine at the Smoky Quartz Distillery, a craft distillery producing bourbon and rum. Eastman Docks offers fishing charters. In Newburyport, there are whale-watching tours, Plum Island Beach with a lighthouse. Tour the Merrimack River Station of the Coast Guard, the birthplace of the Coast Guard. There is also a bike ride available on the Clipper City Trail.

Parking Location

American Legion, 169 Walton Road, Seabrook, NH. Circuit leader to verify

Directions and Other Information

From I-95N, take Exit 60 and turn left on Main St, go .8mi and take slight right onto US-1S, then immediate left onto US-1N, go 400ft and turn right onto Walton Rd, arrive at American Legion on the left. Donation for dry camping. Circuit Leader to verify

GPS Coordinates

N42.87851,W70.85538Click on link to see Google Map


ROCKLAND, ME

July 11, 2022 to July 18, 2022
Activity Ideas

Crescent Beach, Rockland; Owls Head State Park (SP), Owls Head; Birch Point Beach SP, Port Clyde; Camden Hills SP, Camden (bird watching); numerous towns including Belfast, Camden, Rockland, Port Clyde; Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, 16 Museum St, ; Maine Lighthouse Museum, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Project Puffin Visitor Center; Maine Maritime Museum; Penobscot Marine Museum; Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, Rockland Breakwater Light; Mount Battie hike, Camden; Monhegan Island ferry from Port Clyde, Puffin Nature Cruise from Port Clyde; kayaking.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 210 Rankin St, Rockland, ME. Circuit leader to verify.

Directions and Other Information

From I-95N keep right to continue on I-295N following signs for S Portland/Downtown Portland, go 28mi use right 2 lanes for Exit 28 for US-1N, go 2.4mi and turn left onto US-1N/Mill St, go 8.5mi keep left to stay on US-1N, go 41mi and turn left onto Meadow Rd/Old Country Rd, go 3.1mi and turn right onto Rankin St, go .2mi turn right onto Soffayer Dr and arrive at the Elks Lodge. There are a few electric sites available. Donations.

GPS Coordinates

N44.11295,W69.12693Click on link to see Google Map


ELLSWORTH, ME

July 18, 2022 to July 25, 2022
Activity Ideas

Visit Acadia National Park, Timber Tinas Great Maine Lumberjack Show, Downeast Scenic Railroad, Big Chicken Barn. Take a drive to the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory which is the tallest bridge observatory in the world at 447 feet tall and tour Fort Knox which is full of history and great architecture.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 317 High St, Ellsworth, ME. Circuit leader to verify

Directions and Other Information

From US-1N, turn right onto High St, go 1.5 miles to arrive at Elks Lodge on the right. Donations.

GPS Coordinates

N44.52588,W68.40117Click on link to see Google Map


BANGOR, ME

July 25, 2022 to August 2, 2022
Activity Ideas

Tour both the Art Museum and the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine. Visit the Cole Land Transportation Museum, Paul Bunyan Statue, and the home of Steven King. Perhaps take in a show at the Penobscot Theatre Co. Take a walk or bike the Waterfront on the Penobscot River. Lots of great restaurants nearby.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 108 Odlin Rd, Bangor, ME. Circuit leader to verify

Directions and Other Information

From Oak St headed North, take the I-395W ramp to I-95/Bangor, go 5.2mi turn right onto Odlin Rd, go .7mi to arrive at Elks Lodge on the right. Donations.

GPS Coordinates

N44.79550,W68.80615Click on link to see Google Map