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I know not everyone who camps enjoys a campfire, but for us one of the best parts about camping is sitting around the campfire at night and enjoying each others company. Plus certain foods taste better over the campfire, you really can’t make a s’more with a candle.

Canoe River Campground
(508) 339-6462
137 Mill St
Mansfield, MA
 
Normandy Farms Campground
(866) 673-2767
72 West Street
Foxborough, MA
 
Bowdish Lake Camping Area
(401) 568-8890
Putnam Pike & Route 44 W
Chepachet, RI
 
Camp Ponagansett
(401) 647-7377
Bungy Rd
Chepachet, RI
 
Buck Hill Family Campground
(401) 568-0456
464 Wakefield Rd
Pascoag, RI
 
Holiday Acres Campgrounds
(401) 934-0780
591 Snake Hill Rd
North Scituate, RI
 
Normandy Farms Family Campground
(800) 421-7116, (866) 673-2767
72 West Street
Foxboro, MA
Number of Sites
401 Total Camp/RV Sites,162 30 Amp Service,41 50 Amp Service,401 Electric and Water,233 Full Hookups,50 Max RV Length,47 No Hookups,250 Pull-Thru Sites,350 Sideouts,30 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room,Biking Trails,Boat Launch,Fishing,Golf Facilities,Hiking Trails,Nature Trails,Planned Activities,Playground,Recreation Hall,Swimming Pool,Geocaching,

Oakleaf Family Campground
(401) 568-4446
43 Oak Leaf Way
Chepachet, RI
 
Ski House
(508) 673-3354
1241 Wilbur Avenue
Somerset, MA
 
Echo Lake Campground
(401) 568-7109
180 Moroney Rd
Pascoag, RI
 

Sitting around the Campfire

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February 16, 2010 by Denise N. Crew · 2 Comments  

sitting by the fire

Baby Girl keeps C's lap warm as we start the campfire

I know not everyone who camps enjoys a campfire, but for us one of the best parts about camping is sitting around the campfire at night and enjoying each others company. Plus certain foods taste better over the campfire, you really can’t make a s’more with a candle. Also there’s the enjoyment of just chatting with family and friends with no gadgets to interrupt the conversation.

The most important thing about cooking over the campfire is having long enough forks, trust me your non-singed knuckle hair will thank you. We love s’mores, there’s just something about that gooey mess that tastes so good. We learned it’s better to do your cracker/chocolate setup before roasting your marshmallow, nothing worse then having your perfectly toasted marshmallow hit the dirt while you fiddle around breaking the graham cracker in half, there’s no 5 second rule for that. A word to the wise, if you’re thinking a marshmallow Peep is going to make a s’more taste even better, think again, you toast the Peep and the sugar coating reaches the temperature of molten lava. So while those sitting around the campfire might enjoy the laugh, you’ll have a burnt tongue for your efforts. Please don’t ask how I know, I just do. Also when your kids have a brilliant idea, let them try it out first!

eating a s'more

Little Man enjoying a s'more

I’m a pretty creative cook, so I know about 10 different ways to cook a hotdog, but the best way is over the campfire. We also like to do pigs in the blanket for a treat. Roast your hotdog over the fire and when it’s almost done, wrap the hotdog with a crescent roll. (be careful, it’s hot) then return to roasting the hotdog over the campfire till the crescent it toasted. Don’t try to cook the hotdog and the crescent at the same time, the crescent will be doughy and gross on the inside. Now if you want a more grown up taste try Johnsonville Brats, they are out of this world cooked over a campfire.

So while all this cooking is going on, there’s usually some good conversation shared as well. Whether it’s just our immediate family or we’re camping with extended family and friends there’s always jokes and laughter. We’ll talk about camping trips past, what the plans are for the following day, sometimes even a hope or a dream one of the kids have. A campfire seems to bring out the best of family camping.

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