Escape the City: Campgrounds Near NYC
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Staten Island, 11 miles from NYC
If you don't want to get too far from the city, but still want to pitch your tent and roast s'mores over the fire, then this is the place for you. Just under 15 minutes outside of the city, this is a quick weekend trip for the whole family. Spend your days biking through Fort Tilden or hiking through the woods.
Beaver Pond State Park
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Stony Point, 42 miles from NYC
Take a quick one-hour drive north of the city and you'll hit Beaver Pond located in the Lake Welch Recreation Area. Grassy campsites make it easy to have a restful camping vacation with fire pit and picnic table at your site. Enjoy a day of sunshine with hiking, boating and swimming.
Sebago Cabins State Park
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Bear Mountain, 50 miles from NYC
Not quite ready to pull out the tent and rough it for the weekend? This is one campground near NYC where you don't have to worry about that. Enjoy the luxury of a cabin, with all the features of a standard campground. Located on Lake Sebago, you can go boating or fishing, and don't forget to relax around the group bonfire on Saturday nights.
Clarence Fahnestock State Park
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Carmel, 60 miles from NYC
This campground is situated on Canopus Lake, just under an hour outside the city, making it the perfect spot for a quick weekend adventure. With 14,000 acres of land you'll find hiking trails, picnic areas and a beach. Don't forget to rent a rowboat for a day on the water, too.
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Plattekill, 72 miles from NYC
Surrounded by the Catskill Mountains, this family-friendly campground has plenty to offer outdoor enthusiasts. Bike the Wallkill Valley Trail, take a scenic cruise on the Hudson River, play mini-golf, and so much more. With enough to entertain parents and children, it's the perfect getaway.
Copake Falls Campground
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Taconic, 114 miles from NYC
Just two hours out of the city you'll find this quaint, traditional campground with enough outdoor adventure to get your fill. Located along the Taconic Mountain Range, you can enjoy biking and hiking along the trails, or boating on Rudd Pond. If you want to take an active trip, you'll find it here.
North-South Lake Campground
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Haines Falls, 121 miles from NYC
This is largest campground in the Catskill Forest Preserve and has something for everyone in your family or group to do. Kids can join the Junior Naturalist Program and dive right into the wilderness, you can listen to guest speakers and everyone can enjoy concerts together in the summer months.
Moreau Lake State Park
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Gansevoort, 195 miles from NYC
This state park is nestled into the Adirondack foothills, making it one of the most secluded and cozy campgrounds near NYC. Still, with a lake, boat rentals and trails, there's enough to keep you busy every day. Find some rest and relaxation in this quiet campground settled among the rocky ridges and hardwood forests.