This plywood structure serves the same purpose as a cabin, but provides a more unique living space. Most yurts have canvas sides, and the inside is round, often with a dome ceiling.
Unlike most cabin rentals, however, yurt camping is more similar to tent camping in that most yurts still require cooking outdoors and using shared campground bathrooms. If you've slept on the ground for your other camping mountain vacations, take this opportunity to try something new.
Where to Stay: October Mountain State Forest, Massachusetts—Open May to October.
What to Do: With over 16,000 acres of land, you and your family have plenty of space to explore on foot, bike and boat.
For hiking and biking, try the Washington Mountain Marsh Interpretive Trail or the Schoolhouse Loop.
Use the public boat ramp if you want to spend afternoons on the lake.
Visit the Schermerhorn Gorge, a natural feature that has been of great interest to geologists for decades.
Insider Tip: This park almost always sells out for the Fourth of July weekend, so reserve your spot well in advance if you want to camp here for that holiday.