So, you’re planning a trip out of NYC? Worry not, because New York State and its surrounding offer a great variety of camping site that are available by a train or rental car ride.
1. Catskill Mountains
Classy but still beautiful, this camping area was one of the most popular vacation sites amongst urban New Yorkers in the 50’s and 60’s.
You can pitch your tent at Blue Mountain Campground, which offers 60 camping sites, 20 of them with water and electric hookups, pool basketball, volleyball and playground for kids. For a scenic view, visit the majestic Haines Falls. The fee is 30$ for a 2 person campsite.
2. Adventure on the Water
Pack your bathing suit for a trip of rafting, canoeing, and kayaking on the Delaware River, and a night camping on the riverfront in Barryville, NY. You can choose where to pitch your tent from one of 350 campsites in both open-grass and wooded surroundings; you can even catch your own dinner in the stocked trout stream.
Water-adventure trips are $25 to $45 a day. Tent campsites are $11 per night, plus $13 per person.
Arrival: Take New Jersey Transit or rent a car to get to Secaucus Junction and transfer to the Main Line/Bergen County Line to Port Jervis.
Catskill Mountain camping by Brandon Atkinson
3. Traditional Camping Experience
Feeling nostalgic for the good old days of family camping trips? If you liked those rowboat rentals, Saturday night movies and organized hiking trips, you can order yourself one of the 80 campsites at the Clarence Fahnestock State Park, which is situated along Canopus Lake. Prices are 19$ a night per tent site.
4. Croton Point Park
For a weekend getaway close to the city, visit this Westchester County park that offers tent camping on the Hudson River, as well as hiking, picnicking and swimming facilities. Only an hour drive by train from the city, this is a perfect hideout in the nature for whom who wishes to breathe fresh air and enjoy a trip in the nature. You can also tour the places historic wineries, considered the oldest in New York State. Prices: a 6 person cabin will cost 55$ to 90$ a night with a park pass, or 75$ to 120$ without. Tent sites are 30$ a night with a park pass, 50$ without.