It sounds like you had a bad experience. I'm very sorry to hear about that.
With that being said.. Maybe this post was written when you... were hungry? Needed a nap? immediately after your shoelace broke? Well who's to say...
Papoose Pond is a deeply loved institution and apart of so many family's story.
I have spent my entire life going to Papoose, and I am endlessly grateful to have been given the chance to do so!
My family goes as a big group at the end of every camp season.. I'm pretty sure we've stayed in every version of accommodation they have. (SO MANY OPTIONS!) You can camp bare bones, or cozy up in a cabin with a fire place, screened in porch, kitchen.. Whatever you want.. they've got it.
I will preface this by saying that I have grown up in NH and feel deeply connected to the woods and camping in all it's forms. It is clean, organized, thoughtful... great for all ages.
THIS PLACE IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!
I am a health researcher with Harvard and have an autoimmune disease. Basically, I get sick very easily and have a good handle on the science of that. I swim here every time I go. It's a pond.. you get what you get. The amount of 'muck' changes with the seasons, but it is incredibly clean and SO beautiful. They even have a sand beach and a designated swimming area! It's awesome.
If you don't like swimming in ponds, that's ok! You have the option of enjoying the pond from above! Kayaking, canoe, row, etc.. So cheap and so easily accessible.
Speaking of activities....THEY HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED, WANT AND DIDN'T EVEN KNOW YOU WANTED. It's a blast! They schedule a full day of activities for all ages.. PLUS many independent options to try out whenever you feel like it!
My family goes every year. We started decades ago and now the kids are adults.. and the adults are even more adulty.. it's the only way to get us all together. (outside of the holidays.) This place is treasure to my heart.
I really hope you consider this amazing place. It was the first place I wanted to weekend after spending 3 years in Hawaii.. If you miss somewhere in Hawaii.. it kind of has to be awesome. :)
- Also Known As:
- Papoose Pond Resort & Campground Hotel Waterford
- Papoose Pond Resort And Campground