BOSTON, Mass. — EDGEOnTheNet reports that two years after flooding from Tropical Storm Irene, Vermont’s campground industry is doing well, according to Peter Daniels, executive director of the state Campground Association.
“The season got off to a slow start. But they’ve had a real good season. Everybody was expecting to have a full house on Labor Day weekend,” he said.
Some of the campgrounds hardest hit by Irene, which dumped up to 11 inches of rain on parts of the state, are located along the banks of Vermont’s rivers and streams, reports EDGEOnTheNet. One post-Irene success story is Abel Mountain Campground in Braintree, located on the bank of the third branch of the White River.
Karen Colby, who runs Abel Mountain with her husband, Paul Rae Colby, says their 132-site campground was destroyed by Irene. But after months of hard work, they reopened in the summer of 2012. Now they’re finishing a good season, says EDGEOnTheNet.
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