It feels like you're deep in the woods, but really you're only about 15 minutes away from the city!

On my vacation last week, I decided that I wanted to take my kids camping. Usually the first place I would think to go is the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I've stayed at several campgrounds there over the years, and had a blast. But this time, I didn't feel like driving all that way. I wanted to be a little closer to home. That's why I chose Wassamki Springs.

Just minutes away from Portland in Scarborough, Wassamki Springs offers the look and feel of a real camping experience, without having to drive too far away.

My favorite part was is the man made lake, which was VERY warm for swimming. In fact, we were in the water most of the time we were there.

We pitched our tent, barbequed, and had a nice little fire at night. We stayed for two nights, and had a blast. If you're looking for a new camping spot close by, I would highly recommend it!