New York is a wonderful and exciting city, but once in a while you may need a refuge from the concrete jungle. Camping in NY can be the perfect weekend getaway from the city. You can go camping near New York City at the various private and public camping sites. You will find accommodating amenities available at most campsites including parking space, swimming pools, picnic tables, playgrounds and even wireless internet. You will find a range of activities you can do such as hiking, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, swimming, fishing at most camping grounds in New York. Whether you want to be active or relaxed, you will never be bored or idle unless you choose to do nothing and enjoy the magnificent scenery.
• Within an hour drive East of New York City is the Long Island region, where you will find 32 state parks known for their breathtaking beaches, great fishing and golfing. Campers can enjoy some of the best parks and recreational facilities in the country. Jones Beach State Park provides miles of incredible sandy beaches.
• Within a short drive North of New York City is the Catskills region offering visitors flourishing forests, with rivers, springs, waterfalls, lakes, meadows and miles of trails to explore.
• A couple of hours drive further North is the Adirondack Park. The enormous natural park is about 6 million acres with stunning views and long, serene waterways. Most of the major highways that go through the park’s spectacular landscape have been officially selected as Scenic Byways.
• A few hours drive North West of the City is the Finger Lakes region, a water-lover’s utopia, with lakes, waterfalls, rivers and creeks. It is also one of the best wine-growing areas in the world.
You can pitch your tent at one of New York state camping parks and enjoy the majestic rivers and lakes, surrounded by beautiful scenery overlooking canyons. You can make a reservation to stay at New York state camping parks from 1 day to 9 months in advance or you can make a spur of the moment visit, provided that space is available. Some campsites are booked weeks in advance, so it is recommended that you make a reservation ahead of time. New York state camping parks have a base reservation fee and some campsites may charge additional fees for amenities.
New York state camping sites are exceptionally beautiful with their epic views, rugged and striking terrain and spectacular vistas. Whether you’re camping at Lake George in the Adirondacks or Finger Lakes, camping in NY is just a few hours away from the hustle and bustle of New York City. It will be a rewarding and relaxing experience you will never forget. Happy camping in NY!