All you need to get to heaven is a good pair of boots.
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.