Best Apps for Stargazing

A big part of what we love about camping is the time spent outdoors and nighttime stargazing. There is just something special about being able to sit outside by the campfire and stare up at the constellations. It often begs the question why we don’t do more of it when we are home but the…

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Teaching Kids to Read a Compass

Learning how to work with a compass is an old school thing that can be fun to teach a kid. This is because simple, basic, compass learning may help a kid navigate their way during a hike or even when they are on a road trip. Basic compass concepts can certainly help in a variety…

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Tips for Barbecuing Fish

It seems that seafood is frequently intimidating to many backyard barbecue chefs. Fish can be delicate and sometimes hard to maneuver without the fear of a mishap. Smaller seafood such as scallops or shrimp can often fall throughout the grates into the fire or can easily be overcooked. However, once you understand a few secrets…

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Camping Crockpot Recipes

Your crockpot can be a real time saver when you’re camping. You can easily make a whole meal ahead of time and then just turn on your crockpot and go enjoy your family while it cooks. It also reduces the dishes you’ll need to wash and that always makes campers happy. Image Source: Family Fresh…

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Camping With Your Fur Kids

More and more campers are enjoying vacation time with their pets and we think that’s a wonderful idea. The campground can be a little intimidating for shy pets and those that are new to camping so we are sharing some tips to make it a wonderful experience for everyone. Keep Them With You – Your…

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Getting Your RV Ready to Travel

You’ve just returned home from a great camping trip, hopefully here at Maple Lakes, and it’s time to unload the RV. This is a good time to get your RV ready for its next trip. There are several things you can do when setting up for your next RV adventure which are listed below. The…

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Make-Ahead Pumpkin Treats For Camping

You’ll have lots more time for camping fun if you make some of your treats ahead of time and this tasty recipe is a good one to start with. Crunchy Homemade Pumpkin Granola You’ll be combining some warm, earthy spices for this such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice. Add some pumpkin seeds which you’ve…

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