Normandy Farms Campground in Foxboro, MA and Halo's Wish
Hi, Michelle and Laurie, and we’re here in Foxborough, Mass to visit one of the top campgrounds in New England. Let’s catch up with Marcia Galvin of Normandy Farms Campground.
Marcia Galvin: You came on a weekend that we’re having a big rally, so there’s lots of stuff going on out there. But I’m going to bump you back a little bit and tell you about the history of Normandy Farms. We’re currently on the ninth generation of Daniels family. We’ve not always been a campground. It was a working farm back in 1759, when we had our ancestor came over from Normandy, France.
Marcia: We have 100 acres. It started out with 53 acres. And over the course of years and years, it grew to be 100 acres. We’re going to be celebrating 260 years of ownership in 2021.
Eventually, the farming just kind of went by the wayside back in the ’60s. My grandparents were avid campers, and there wasn’t one in the area, so he thought, “Well, we can just start a campground, 25 sites.” That’s where the campground began, 1971 we opened with just the white house across the street, the pool that’s in the backyard, that used to be our childhood pool when we were growing up. And that became the first pool of the park.
Marcia: This is our registration center. And we do have a gift store, and this is where folks check in. There’s a wide variety of items here that you–anything that you need basically when you’re camping, sweatshirts, bathing suits, you know, things like that, as well as the grocery item.
Michelle: Your level of technology is impressive, which it has to be because you’ve got a big operation here. The registration process, you can actually get your parking passes and do that all, just go right on through. So, you can make a reservation online. When you pay in full just before your check-in day, you’ll receive an email confirmation with your car pass, bar code. You can go right to the gate and pick up your wristbands for the kids, and go right to your site.
Michelle: One thing I noticed when we checked in was, we were told the water pressure at your sites is–it’s good water pressure, so make sure you have a water regulator. That’s really great advice.
Marcia: Eighty to a hundred pound water pressure. You get a great hot shower, lots of pressure, but you have to be careful.
We are so centrally located to Boston, Cape Cod, Plymouth, Providence. We’re sort of right in the middle. So, you could park here for a week and go off into Boston, take the T, which is close by. You could drive down to the Cape, so, it really is a nice, central location. If you didn’t even want to go that far, we’ve got Gillette Stadium and the New England Patriots that are just four miles up the–up the street. We’ve got the Wrentham Outlets that are close by, and we have Plainridge Casino. So, you don’t really have to go very far, you can just come and camp out.
We have four swimming pools, a basketball court, two playgrounds, two softball fields, volleyball, horseshoes, bocce, Hot tub and sauna, fitness center. Two of the pools are heated.