Easy Eastern Coast Circuit 2019-20

Easy Eastern Coast Circuit

Circuit Leader

Carolyn Bradley 518-441-6468 or carolynb28@gmail.com

This circuit will start in Hoosick Falls, NY on October 1, 2019 will follow along the east coast down to Florida ending on the Gulf Coast.  Highlights include the visits to NYC, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, the Atlantic Boardwalk, Charleston and Savannah, with many others along the way.  Activities will include hiking, biking, kayaking and of course sightseeing. The number of participants will need to be limited to 10 to 12 as the number of sites available at most of the stops that are Moose or Elk Lodges.  It is also strongly recommended that you have an Elks and Moose membership. In addition to the gatherings listed, plans are to add one more to extend the circuit to March 13, 2020.  Please note that some locations require reservations, so please make them as soon as possible.  Carolyn Bradley is the Leader for this circuit.   If you want to join the circuit, please contact her at 518 441-6468 or at carolynb28@gmail.com.  


Hoosick Falls, NY

October 1, 2019 to October 6, 2019
Hosts

Carolyn Bradley phone: 518-441-6468 email: carolynb28@gmail.com

Activity Ideas

In Hoosick Falls there is hiking, biking, and kayaking on Hoosick River Greenway and Rail Trail. Visit the Bennington Monument, Bennington Battlefield, Old First Congregational Church, where Robert Frost is buried, Bennington Museum, Grandma Moses exhibit, and the Bennington Center for the Arts, all in Bennington, VT. Visit the Clark Art Institute, Williams College, Mass MoCA, Mt. Greylock, and the Appalachian Trail in Williamstown, MA.
Parking Location

Parking Location

75 Pine Valley Road, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090

Directions and Other Information

Use address or coordinates for directions.
This is private property that is a flat mown meadow. Arrive with full water and empty black and grey tanks. DO NOT ARRIVE EARLY OR PLAN TO STAY AFTER THE END DATE.

GPS Coordinates

N42.85617, W73.35213Click on link to see Google Map


Hurley, NY

October 6, 2019 to October 8, 2019
Hosts

Carolyn Bradley phone: 518-441-6468 email: carolynb28@gmail.com

Activity Ideas

Hike, bike Rail Trail, visit a 1700s old stone house, visit Hurley Heritage Society, Senate House in Kingston, NY (first capital of NY), Hudson River Maritime Museum, Trolley Museum of NY, Old Dutch Church and cemetery

Parking Location

11 Main Street, Hurley, NY 12443 – Parking lot of the Hurley Reformed Church

Directions and Other Information

From I-87S take Exit 19, after toll booths take first exit on roundabout to NY-28W to Kingston/Rhinecliff Bridge, take the next exit US 209 S to Ellenville 2.5 miles, turn right on Wynkoop Road, 450’ turn right on to Main Street/Old Route 209, in 450’ arrive at 11 Main Street, church on left.
This is private property. Arrive with full water and empty black and grey tanks. DO NOT ARRIVE EARLY OR PLAN TO STAY AFTER THE END DATE.

GPS Coordinates

N41.92709, W74.06554Click on link to see Google Map


Westwood, NJ

October 8, 2019 to October 14, 2019
Activity Ideas

From Westwood take the train to 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. Visit Jersey City to see their 9/11 Memorial.

Parking Location

Parking Location Elks Lodge, 523 Kinderkamack Rd, Westwood, NJ 07675 (201) 666-1562

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Donations.

GPS Coordinates

N40.99892, W74.03328Click on link to see Google Map


Egg Harbor Township, NJ

October 14, 2019 to October 17, 2019
Activity Ideas

Visit Atlantic City, the Convention Center and the Boardwalk Hall to see the world’s largest pipe organ, Historical Society’s Roundhouse Museum, German Community, the Naval Air Museum. Tour the marsh on a pontoon boat. Columbus Day is 10/14.

Parking Location

Parking Location Elks Lodge #2563, 1815 Somers Point Rd, Egg Harbor Township, NJ (201) 390-3619

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Donations.

GPS Coordinates

N39.31598, W74.63209Click on link to see Google Map


Coatesville, PA

October 17, 2019 to October 20, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Tour Philadelphia, Independence National Historic Park, Eastern State Penitentiary, Independence Hall, Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Reading Terminal Market, Masonic Temple, National Constitution Center, Liberty Bell Center, Hop-on hop-off tours, Rocky statue and Stairs, Betty Ross Center, Ben Franklin Museum
Parking Location

Parking Location

Coatesville Moose Lodge, 1200 Airport Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320 (610) 857-8227

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Donation.

GPS Coordinates

N39.99101, W75.87698Click on link to see Google Map


Hanover, PA

October 20, 2019 to October 24, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Gettysburg National Military Park, Mason Dixon Paranormal Society, Codorus State Park, UTZ Potato Chip Factory, Warehime-Myers Mansion, Aldus Brewing Company, Markets of Hanover, Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, High rock Winery

Parking Location

Hanover Elks Lodge, 47 N Forney Ave, Hanover, PA

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Donations.

GPS Coordinates

N39.79694, W76.98955Click on link to see Google Map


Clinton, MD

October 24, 2019 to October 28, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Tour Washington DC Area, Baltimore Area, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ft McHenry National Monument, John Hopkins University, Annapolis State House, Annapolis National Cemetery, and the US Naval Academy.

Parking Location

Louise F. Cosca Regional Park, 11000 Thrift Road, Clinton, MD 20735

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Located 30 minutes from Washington, DC. 23 sites E&W, maximum RV length is 35 feet, dump station. Fees $23/$13 senior discount check or cash only check in at office, first come, first served, told us that time of year no problem.

GPS Coordinates

N 38.72889, W 76.91966Click on link to see Google Map


Ocean City, MD

October 28, 2019 to October 31, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Assateague is a 37mile long barrier island on the Atlantic Coast of Maryland and Virginia. The terrain is a mix of sand dunes, maritime forests and salt marshes. Two herds of wild horses inhabit the island. The horses are descended from late 17th century horses brought by colonists attempting to avoid livestock taxes. Activities are abundant on the island with crabbing and clamming and a long stretch of beach for swimming, kayaking, and fishing. Tour the Island and Visitors Center, enjoy the quiet away from the city. Don’t pet the horses

Parking Location

Assateague Island National Seashore, 7206 National Seashore Lane, Berlin, MD

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. $30/night for non-electric RV sites. Senior pass discount applies. RESERVATIONS NEED TO BE MADE AHEAD OF TIME AT RECREATION.GOV.

GPS Coordinates

38.237735, -75.138081Click on link to see Google Map


Chesapeake, VA

October 31, 2019 to November 7, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Visit Chesapeake Arboretum, Big Woody’s-Great Bride, Clarke farms market, Whalers Wharf, Norfolk Naval Yard, Virginia Beach, Newport News, Mariners Museum, USS Monitor Center, US Army Transportation Museum, and Victory Arch. Bike/walk the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail.

Parking Location

Moose Lodge, 1400 N. George Washington Hwy, Chesapeake, VA 23323 (757) 487-5025

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Donations.

GPS Coordinates

N36.79103, W76.33118Click on link to see Google Map


Winterville, NC

November 7, 2019 to November 13, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

South Tar River Greenway (Greenville), St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (Washington), Riverwalk Gallery (Washington), the rebel Tavern (Washington), Walking tour (Wilson), Wilson Botanical Gardens, Beer Army Outpost (New Bern)

Parking Location

Moose Lodge, 5393 Reedy Branch Road, Winterville, NC 28590 252-756-0885

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS Coordinates. Donation.

GPS Coordinates

N35.51341, W77.41400Click on link to see Google Map


Wilmington, NC

November 13, 2019 to November 20, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Take a trolley ride through the downtown Historic District, then explore the river walk along the Cape Fear River and the Saturday Market and the vibrant shopping streets. Visit the battleship USS North Carolina, a huge floating relic of World War II. Take a tour of Bellamy Mansion, built-in 1861, a most spectacular example of antebellum architecture, and Poplar Grove, one of the country’s oldest peanut plantations. A boat tour of Cape Fear River offers a view of the city. Visit Fort Fisher and the pier at Carolina Beach.

Parking Location

Moose Lodge, 4610 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, NC

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Donation.

GPS Coordinates

N34.15726, W77.91154Click on link to see Google Map


Murrells Inlet, SC

November 20, 2019 to August 23, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Murrells Inlet is a short drive from Myrtle Beach where you can take a stroll on the boardwalk and beach and have lunch at Duffy’s – where the house band for several years was Alabama. There is plenty of great shopping and activities at Broadway at the Beach, Tanger Outlets and the Malls. Visit the Huntington Beach State Park and the nearby Brookgreen Gardens, a unique combination of botanical gardens with outdoor sculptures and exhibits of wild animals. Dinner and dancing are available at the American Legion. Take a boat tour or kayak the intercostal waterways or salt marsh.

Parking Location

The Beaver Bar, 3534 US-17 BUS, Murrell’s Inlet, SC

Directions and Other Information

From US-17N, turn right onto Carson Ave, go .3mi turn right onto US-17 BUS S, arrive at Beaver bar on the right. This is private property, please do not arrive early or plan to stay after the gathering ends.

GPS Coordinates

N33.57151, W79.02675Click on link to see Google Map


Charleston, SC

November 23, 2019 to November 26, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Start with a trip to the Visitors Center for a movie on Charleston and pickup event brochures, then continue to the City Market. Take a tour of the Tea Plantation and visit the Angel Oak tree, estimated to be 500 years old and stands 66 ft tall and 28 ft in circumference. Take a self-guided walking tour of the Battery District of Old Charleston, including Saint Michael’s Church (built 1752-1761), the Old Post Office (1896) and the seawall with a view of Fort Sumter at the mouth of the bay. Board the ferry at Patriots Point for a tour around the harbor on the way to the Fort Sumter, where the first shots were fired starting the Civil War.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 1113 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Donation.

GPS Coordinates

N32.82459, W79.98999Click on link to see Google Map


West Columbia, SC

November 26, 2019 to November 30, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Tour the State Capital Building and the SC State Museum, visit the Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens, visit other museums and Historic Columbia. Bike or walk the West Columbia Riverwalk. Tube down the Saluda River. Celebrate Thanksgiving Day on 11/28 with the WINs.

Parking Location

Moose Lodge, 1541 Old Dunbar Rd, West Columbia, SC 29169 (803) 955-0810

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Donation.

GPS Coordinates

N33.92623, W81.11221Click on link to see Google Map


Savannah, GA

November 30, 2019 to December 6, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Take either a trolley tour or free walking tour of the historic downtown area. Eat lunch at several restaurants in the downtown area such as Mrs. Wiley’s. Spend the day on the beach at Tybee Island and climb the steps to the top of the lighthouse. Tour Fort Pulaski National Monument and Bonaventure Cemetery. Kayaking and bike trails are also available.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 183 Wilshire Blvd, Savannah, GA

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Donation.

GPS Coordinates

N31.98386, W81.13718Click on link to see Google Map


Merritt Island, FL

December 6, 2019 to December 13, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Black Point Wildlife Drive, Brevard Veterans Military Museum & Military Museum, Kennedy Space Center (Space Shuttle Atlantis), US Air Force Space and Missile Museum, Exploration Tower.

Parking Location

Moose Lodge, 3150 N Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32953 (321) 452-9061

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Electric and water sites available, dump on site. Laundry is available. Requested donation $20/night. First come/first served.

GPS Coordinates

N28.41447, W80.70484Click on link to see Google Map


Melbourne, FL

December 13, 2019 to December 20, 2019
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Manatee Cove Observation Park, Turkey Creek Nature Trail, Melbourne Beach Pier, Sea Turtle Preservation, Rossetter House Museum, Brevard County movie in the park, Lagoon House, Foosaner Art Museum

Parking Location

Melbourne Elks Lodge, 211 Nieman Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32901

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. $10/day, donation for boondocking

GPS Coordinates

N28.10482, W80.62493Click on link to see Google Map


Homestead, FL

December 20, 2019 to January 3, 2020
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Biscayne National Park, Everglades, Coral Castle, and airboat rides. Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Homestead.

Parking Location

Homestead Moose Lodge, 15490 SW 288th St., Homestead, FL

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Donation.

GPS Coordinates

N25.49926, W80.44194Click on link to see Google Map


Everglades National Park, FL

January 3, 2020 to January 10, 2020
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Anhinga Trail, Shark Valley, Royal Palm Visitors Center, Ernest F Coe Visitors Center, Flamingo Visitors Center, Loop Road, Long Pine Key, Pa-hay-okee Trail

Parking Location

Flamingo Campground, Homestead, Florida 33034 (239)695-0124

Directions and Other Information

At end of Hwy 9336 at Flamingo Visitor Center. The campground is 40 mi SW of park entrance. Reservations need to be made ahead of time at recreation.gov.

GPS Coordinates

N25.13731, W80.93870Click on link to see Google Map


Punta Gorda, FL

January 10, 2020 to January 17, 2020
Activity Ideas

Lots of activities and shopping here with Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte close by.
Fort Myers: Fleamaster flea market, Edison-Ford Museum ($), Camping World, Manatee Park, Sanibel Island & Darling Wildlife Refuge (drive or bike). Punta Gorda: Gilchrist Park music jamming, Tuesday & Thursday starting about 5:30-8:30 bluegrass & oldies, dance; lots of biking along waterfront. Also, free shooting range at Webb WMA.

Parking Location

Webb/Babcock Wildlife Management Area

Directions and Other Information

Cecil Webb WMA [Wildlife Management Area] Punta Gorda area, I-75, exit 158. Go east on Tuckers Grade for 0.2 mi. Turn right at entrance gate. – Fee – ($27 annual non-resident permit covers all WMA areas – If you are a senior AND a resident Florida, you do NOT need a permit. ALL OTHER campers should have a State of Florida Fish & Wildlife Recreation Permit, available from sporting goods stores and Wal-Mart (hunting & fishing counter) for $27. It’s good for one year. This year, even though there is not a charge for the campsite, RESERVATIONS NEED TO BE MADE ASAP AT https:/mfw.com/recreation/camping. No fees, but you will get an email with a form that is to be displayed in your RV.
GPS Coordinates

GPS Coordinates

26.857982, -81.962449Click on link to see Google Map


Kenansville, FL

January 17, 2020 to January 24, 2020
Activity Ideas

Hiking, FL National Scenic Trail, bird watching, boondocking in the woods, playing games, community potlucks, Kissimmee Swamp Tours

Parking Location

Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area

Directions and Other Information

From US 441 at Kenansville, take FL Hwy 523 (Canoe Creek Road) 11 miles NW. Park entrance is on the left (west) – at intersection of FL Hwy 523 & Rd 5B.
If you are a senior AND a resident Florida, you do NOT need a permit. ALL OTHER campers should have a State of Florida Fish & Wildlife Recreation Permit, available from sporting goods stores and Wal-Mart (hunting & fishing counter) for $27. It’s good for one year and officials here have occasionally stopped individuals and demanded to see their permit. Basically, there is no camping time limit, just hunting season restrictions.
Nearest dump and water and propane: 8.5 miles south of Three Lakes WMA is at Lake Marian Paradise Marina & RV Resort 901 Arnold Road, Kenansville, FL 34739;
This is a wide-open field with lots of RVs, about 35 miles south of the Orlando area. It is a very popular spot with nearly unlimited space. No reservations are required.

GPS Coordinates

N27.92751, W81.12407Click on link to see Google Map


Okeechobee, FL

January 24, 2020 to January 31, 2020
Activity Ideas

Golfing, Seminole Casino, Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail, boat rentals, airboat tours, kayaking, Arnold’s Wildlife and Rehabilitation Center

Parking Location

Moose Lodge #1753, 159 NW 36th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Rates 30A-$7; 50A-$12; Boondocking donation

GPS Coordinates

N27.27925, W80.83056Click on link to see Google Map


Leesburg, FL

January 31, 2020 to February 7, 2020
Activity Ideas

Venetian Gardens Park, Pacquette’s Tractor Museum, Flat Island Preserve, Bourlay Historic Nature Park, Seminole State Forest, dancing in the VILLAGES, golfing, hiking, kayaking, fishing

Parking Location

Moose Lodge #1271, 1512 FL-44 West, Leesburg, FL 34748

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. 12 RV sites E & W, $15/day, dry camping $10

GPS Coordinates

N 28.812472, W81.928679Click on link to see Google Map


Valrico, FL

February 7, 2020 to February 21, 2020
Activity Ideas

Busch Gardens, Florida Aquarium, Tampa Bay History Center, Tampa Bay Brewing Company, Big Cat Rescue, Adventure Island Water Park, Hillsborough State Park, Historic Ybor City, Henry B. Plant Museum, near Tampa with lots of shopping and other things to do.

Parking Location

Moose Lodge #1880, 804 S. Miller Road, Valrico, FL 33594

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. Water available on site, dump nearby, $10 donation-dry camping, no time limit, guests are welcome. There have a few electrical hookup sites.

GPS Coordinates

27.926539, -82.244619Click on link to see Google Map


Tallahassee, FL

February 21, 2020 to February 28, 2020
Activity Ideas

Tallahassee’s Public Art on the Map, Cascades Park, Frenchtown, John G. Riley House, and Museum, Bradfordville, Blues Club, Capital City Tours, 22nd floor of Capitol Observatory, lots of hiking trails in the area, many State Parks to kayak in also.

Parking Location

Parking Location Moose Center #1075 850-575-4226, 1478 Capital Circle NW, Tallahassee, FL 32304

Directions and Other Information

Use the address or GPS coordinates. 6 sites with electric 30 amps & water plus large area for boondocking, first come, first serve, can handle our group.

GPS Coordinates

N30.46652, W84.36135Click on link to see Google Map


Pensacola, FL

February 28, 2020 to March 6, 2020
Activity Ideas

Naval Aviation Museum, Fort Barrancas, Pensacola Lighthouse, Pensacola Hop On Hop Off Bus, Boat Charters, Perdido Key State Park, Blackwater River State Recreation Area, Bayview Dog Beach plus biking, hiking and kayaking.

Parking Location

Pensacola Elks Lodge #2108, 850-455-5522, 727 S. 72nd Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32526

Directions and Other Information

Use address or GPS coordinates. 10 sites with E 30 Amp & W, 35’ length max, dump, $15/night

GPS Coordinates

N30.40090, W87.30850Click on link to see Google Map