Links and Resources About Vintage Camping in the Adirondacks

New to the Adirondacks? You will find many resources below. New to vintage camping? Same. If you can't find it here, contact us below. We send out a monthly newsletter and regularly publish topics of interest in our blog, called The Campographer

About the Adirondacks...


Why is it called an Adirondack chair?

The first Adirondack chair was designed by Thomas Lee while vacationing in Westport, New York, in the Adirondack Mountains in 1903. Needing outdoor chairs for his summer home, he tested his early efforts on his family.  Learn more...

Are the Adirondacks a state or national park?

The Adirondack Park was created in 1892 by the State of New York amid concerns for the water and timber resources of the region. Today the Park is the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States, greater in size than Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier, and Grand Canyon National Park combined. Learn more...

What is the meaning of the "Adirondacks?"

The word 'Adirondack' originated as a derogatory term given to the Algonquin tribe by neighboring Mohawk, meaning "barkeaters." Learn more...

What formed the Adirondack mountains?

Unlike the Rockies and the Appalachians, the Adirondack Mountains do not form a connected range, but rather a 160-mile wide dome of more than 100 peaks. Although the mountains are formed from ancient rocks more than 1,000 million years old, geologically, the dome is a newborn. Learn more...

Recreational Opportunities

For hiking...


For biking, climbing, fishing, and other recreational opportunities 

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About Vintage Campers...


Further Information


  • Airstream Trailers. exists for people like you to find all the Airstream travel trailer resources you need including restoration, buying, selling, history, message boards and more!
  • Airstream Web Ring
    As more and more vintage trailer owners begin to use the internet, new sites are popping up to support the community. The Web Ring lets you easily travel from site to site.;list
  • Avion Camping & Restoration Group This 1,600+ member forum is for Avion owners to share their experiences, repair and maintenance tips, and camping and restoration photos with other Avion folks. Our members also help new owners with their questions when they can't find answers in our archives.  Our message archive is a treasure trove of information about how to find parts and fix things.
  • Avion Dr. G's site
  • Fletcher's Trailer Sales & Service:  Vintage Trailer Kingpins:
  • National Serro Scotty Organization We are the Serro Scotty Organization but many of our members don't have Scottys and much of our site is pertinent to any small vintage trailer owner.
  • New Book: History of the RV Industry
    Following the process to release this historic book about the RV industry:
  • Pinecrest
    Located in beautiful, historic Julian, California, Pinecrest is a unique retreat for those wishing to enjoy the rustic charms of a camping community as well as the comfort of their own travel trailers:
  • RV Basics
    Basic information every RVer needs to know
  • RV Camper Guide
    Everything about RV campers, camper trailers, camper rental, recreational vehicle and motorhome vans. Find the information on RV parts, accessories, used RV campers, pop up, pick up campers, etc.
  • Silver Avion This site's purpose is to help preserve the classic Silver Avion. It is intended to help owners maintain their units and develop a new group of owners interested in classic Avion and CAYO Travel Trailers, Truck Campers, Motor Homes, and Fifth Wheels.
  • Tin Can Tourist Organized in 1919, the Tin Can Tourist is an organization committed to the celebration of classic trailers and motor coaches through annual gatherings of owners and friends.
    If you love old campers and want to meet some very nice people with some awesome vintage campers, you need to join this group.
    This site is dedicated to my love of....okay, my obsession with vintage Airstream travel trailers.
  • Vintage Airstream Club
    If you own or are dreaming of owning, a vintage Airstream, you'll want to come back to this site again and again. It's also the place you can sign up for the best two e-mail discussion groups about Airstreams. You'll love the photos archive plus the For Sale and Want Ads are first rate.
    You'll love exploring this well-designed site.  RJ has assembled a photo index of every year and model of vintage Airstream. His own experience restoring a 65 Caravel has been expertly documented in several helpful how-to articles. Plus, he has a very good description on trailer polishing.
  • Vintage Camper Trailers  The vintage camper trailer magazine for all collectors, restorers, admirers and dreamers.
  • Vintage Caravan Hire Vintage Caravan Hire has been established to meet a growing demand from a variety of old caravan enthusiasts who don’t own a van, but would love to experience the exhilaration of ‘Living in the past’. Check them out at
  • Winick Design
  • Vintage Airstreams
    How can you resist the classic industrial modern lines of the Airstream? After two years of searching found a 1968 17’ Caravel. Formerly purchased new and owned by a couple that lived in Pasadena, CA. New Website address:

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