I hope for a future where all kids play in nature, as I did (and still do).
The 2012 New York State Camping Guide is Now Available
New York State is blessed with 178 state parks from the Finger Lakes to Long Island that offer a wide range of scenery and experiences. Harriman State Park, just 40 miles northeast of the city, is the second largest park in the state with over 200 miles of hiking trails, three beaches, and 31 lakes and reservoirs. Harriman offers two campgrounds—the Sebago Cabins open April 20 and Beaver Pond campground opens April 27. Beginning this weekend, camping is open at Clarence Fahnestock State Park, roughly 60 miles north of the city. Fahnestock is on the Appalachian Trail and features Canopus Lake, where visitors can rent rowboats, fish, and swim. Other parks that are within a 2-4 hour drive are Taconic State Park with its magnificent Bash Bish waterfall on the Connecticut and Massachusetts border, and several lovely parks in the Catskills region.
The New York Camping Guide for 2012 is now available online and includes overview descriptions and phone numbers of parks by region as well as information on making reservations and on the Junior Naturalist program. You can also search by region, park, or activity in the New York State Division of Recreation and Historic Sites system. Additional information specific to campgrounds in the Catskills and Adirondacks can be found on the Department of Environmental Conservation's website.
Go make plans to take the family camping this summer!Share