Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.
New York state parks are offering a $5 per night discount off camping reservations through June 26th. We may not have many national parks here in the east, but New York has some of the nation’s largest and most beautiful state sarks.
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.