We camp year round. Summers are in South Jersey (about 25 minutes from my boat) and in the winter we camp in the Pocono mountains in Pennsylvania.
My brother in law Steve picked up a little flat bottom boat and we puttered along with my nephew just checking out the local waterways.
I knew enough not to take my very inexperienced self and new boat out on the bay during this particular weekend. Doesn't matter what size boat, we have a fantastic time no matter what.