Our camping adventure did not take us far - about forty miles to the east, just over the border into Massachusetts. Pittsfield State Forest is a gorgeous spot - with some great views and a stunning pond at the summit.
It is definitely a different experience camping at this time of year. We had to pitch the tent in the dark surrounded by dark trees and lots of empty pitches. The fire was an essential part of the experience. Keeping us warm in the mornings and evenings, even though the middle of the days were rather warm. We also used it to toast bagels and marshmallows even though we took a stove for most of our cooking needs.
The fire also provided us with a great dawn display on Sunday morning. Nothing like generating your own atmospherics!
I'm tempted to say that we'll be back - and I'd certainly be happy to visit again - but the truth of the matter is there are so many beautiful places to visit around this area that we're quite likely to try somewhere new.