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What are some good parks, mountains, etc for camping near New York City?

Asked by Skeeter (14points) September 1st, 2008

We’re looking to squeeze in a couple camping weekends before the weather gets too cold. Does anyone have suggestions for places within a few hours drive that are good for car and/or easy hike-in camping?

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JackAdams's avatar

The Catskills are only 117 miles away from NYC.

There are many nice places to stay there. Ever visited that area?

September 1, 2008, 7:57 PM EDT

Skeeter's avatar

Thanks, JackAdams. I’ve never been up to the Catskills. Can you recommend some specific places to try up there?

gailcalled's avatar

And The Shawangunk area – my kids used to rock climb and camp there. Near New Paltz.

JackAdams's avatar

Skeeter, all of them are indeed very good, and I can’t really recommend any at this time (specifically) because I haven’t been up there, since the 1960s, when I lived in Flushing (Queens).

September 1, 2008, 8:54 PM EDT

JackAdams's avatar

Ah! New Paltz! Home of the Hugenots, and 84 miles away from NYC.

The resting place of boxing legend FLOYD PATTERSON, a true gentleman and role model for kids, everywhere.

September 1, 2008, 8:58 PM EDT

JackAdams's avatar

The Poconos are another great spot to visit, and are only 81 miles away from NYC.

They are more of a Honeymooners place, however, but welcome everyone, equally.

September 1, 2008, 9:01 PM EDT

gailcalled's avatar

And Harriman State Park; only 30 miles N. of the city.

JackAdams's avatar

And still in the “strike zone,” should NYC get nuked by terrorists.

September 1, 2008, 9:16 PM EDT

scamp's avatar

Panther Lake Is only 50 miles from the city.

Skeeter's avatar

Thanks, everyone!

JackAdams's avatar

No charge.

September 3, 2008, 3:26 PM EDT

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