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Magic Forest Farm Camp – Walk In
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1. Magic Forest Farm Camp – Walk In

100% Recommend (6 Campers)

Our slice of paradise consists of 225 acres of forested land nestled in the foothills of the Catskills near Albany. We are a homestead and...

Myles: What an incredible place to stay. Jason and Joan were extremely welcoming and helped us with everything we needed. They’re...
55 Saves
Hike In Platform  Camping
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2. Hike In Platform Camping

No Car? No Gear ? No Problem!We are a Hike in-Hike out CampgroundThe easiest way to access the campground is to take the Metro North Hudson Line to...

Emily: This is an ideal getaway from New York City; accessible on public transport and tailored to suit any level of camp comfort. You...
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Beaver Pond Campgrounds

3. Beaver Pond Campgrounds

Let the NYC stress go at Beaver Pond Campground, where you’ll find scenic views of the lake, plenty of rugged outdoors to soak up, and that coveted...

Mosey: we went here on an off peak - week night. it was great, the lake was really nice to swim in. the roads were great to enjoy our...
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Hike In Tent Camping
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4. Hike In Tent Camping

No Car? No Gear ? No Problem!We are a Hike in-Hike out CampgroundThe easiest way to access the campground is to take the Metro North Hudson Line to...

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Magic Forest Root Cellar
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5. Magic Forest Root Cellar

100% Recommend (3 Campers)

This apartment is for those who want to enjoy the outdoors without sleeping there. You will be sure to enjoy the spectacular view, friendly animals...

Luca: beautiful, wonderful, magical experience. would highly recommend staying here. we loved every minute. it was perfect!
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Faery Glen
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6. Faery Glen

What's more fun than hanging out with the Fae Folk?! Tucked into a magical spot in the forest are three sites near a creek with a wading pool, a...

Jaime: We stayed in a tent, in a beautiful clearing with a magical pond. Rachel was kind and helpful. Her land is wonderful. We...
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Moreau Lake State Park Campground

7. Moreau Lake State Park Campground

Attention adults: it’s still okay to pretend like you’re back at summer camp. A lot of us have fond memories from back in the day, and Moreau Lake...

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Magic Forest Farm Camp
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8. Magic Forest Farm Camp

98% Recommend (26 Campers)

Our slice of paradise consists of 225 acres of forested land nestled in the foothills of the Catskills near Albany. We are a homestead and...

Myles: What an incredible place to stay. Jason and Joan were extremely welcoming and helped us with everything we needed. They’re...
67 Saves
Garden TIPI
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9. Garden TIPI

75% Recommend (4 Campers)

Stay in a furnished tipi, just steps away from our expansive vegetable garden. With a stone floor and fire pit you are sure to keep the chill off...

Myles: We spent a night in the tipi - it was pretty magical. Joan and Jason really have the structure right. From the deep and...
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Fahnestock State Park Campground

10. Fahnestock State Park Campground

Summer, winter--whatever weather you’re headed to on your way to visit Fahnestock State Park Campground--nothing else matters because LAKE LYFE....

Stephanie: When we stayed, we backpacked on the Metro North and had a cab drive us to the campground (cost about $20). There was NO...
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Mongaup Pond Campground

11. Mongaup Pond Campground

At 120 acres, Mongaup Pond hardly qualifies as one. It’s massive -teeming with fish, and secluded enough to feel supremely wild. The densely wooded...

Kacy: This is such a great spot. It's very family oriented, the campsites are maybe 20-30 feet apart, but it has beautiful spots...
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Floyd Bennett Field

12. Floyd Bennett Field

Even though you’re just next door, you’ll a feel a world away from the city when camping at Floyd Bennett Field, which puts you in a prime spot for...

Nick: Floyd Bennett Field is an old airstrip that has been taken over by the National Parks Service. If you've ever driven, or ridden...
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Letchworth State Park Campground

13. Letchworth State Park Campground

This is the New York that people need to see. Not that metropolitan mecca that seems to take all the credit. Letchworth State Park is basically...

Jerry : Camped Memorial Day weekend 2016. Drive in sites. Main part of park (the three fall and visitor center) over 10 miles South....
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Woodland Valley Campground

14. Woodland Valley Campground

Woodland Valley is nestled at the base of Slide Mountain, the tallest mountain in the Catskill range. You could say it’s at the end of a valley,...

Tj: Sites are semi-private but don't expect complete seclusion. Site staff is very friendly and informative. Firewood is a bit...
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Taughannock Falls State Park Campground

15. Taughannock Falls State Park Campground

What’s in a name? At Taughannock Falls State Park Campground, the beauty lives up to its natural namesake. With cabin and tent campsites that...

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North/South Lake Campground

16. North/South Lake Campground

A hiker’s paradise, North/South Lake Campground is the ultimate base camp for all kinds of adventures. Here you’ll find incredible overlooks, the...

Elena: One of my favorite campgrounds in the area. Yes, there are 100+ sites but the location is well worth it, as are the hot...
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Hither Hills State Park Campgrounds

17. Hither Hills State Park Campgrounds

With campsites tucked away behind sheltering bluffs, you’ll fall asleep and wake up to the sweet sound of rolling waves at Hither Hills State Park...

Jerry : Did Memorial Day weekend 2014, 3 days mid-September 2015. Awesome place. Very difficult to get a reservation peak season, you...
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Saranac Lake Islands Campground

18. Saranac Lake Islands Campground

Chill out, man, you're on island time. When you head out to The Lower Saranac Lake Islands, you'll get your pick of island sites, dinner just...

Mario: Stayed overnight at campsite #6 on Sable Island. From the further launch ramp on Lower Saranac Lake, our island was about 2...
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Buttermilk Falls Campground

19. Buttermilk Falls Campground

For a quick jaunt in nature, you can’t beat Buttermilk Falls State Park and it’s proximity to Ithaca. It could be done as a day trip, but this...

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Copake Falls Campground

20. Copake Falls Campground

Run, don’t walk, to Copake Falls Campground in Taconic State Park! Adventure awaits after you pitch your tent or pull up the trailer. You can even...

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Lake Taghkanic State Park Campground

21. Lake Taghkanic State Park Campground

Columbia County, top contender for prettiest county in New York, is where you’ll find Lake Taghkanic State Park and its very cozy campground....

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Sacred Hollow
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22. Sacred Hollow

Lovely secluded spot, between the lake and the pond -- it's like being held in Mother Nature's arms. A gentle bowl surrounded by trees. There's a...

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Glamping Cabin
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23. Glamping Cabin

Tiny glamping cabin located in the middle of 100 acres with fields, woods and a creek. Historic post and beam structure nestled three fields from a...

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Lakeside Rustic Yurt
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24. Lakeside Rustic Yurt

Ok, maybe this is more like glamping, but our cozy Yurt a. k. a. Mongolian Round House is a short walk from our 8 acre lake. Our 90 acre...

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Forked Lake Campground

25. Forked Lake Campground

Forked Campground balances remoteness and accessibility. When you arrive at the grounds, you'll have easy parking and a handful of back-in sites...

Shannon: I've done some extensive camping and this was one of the coolest camping experiences! All sites are available only by hiking...
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Thompson's Lake Campground

26. Thompson's Lake Campground

Thompson’s Lake Campground offers access to stunning panoramas of the Hudson-Mohawk Valley, Adirondack, and Green Mountains. In the summer, hike...

Steve: beautiful Quiet sites. the lake is pristine where u can swim, kayak, or just row a boat around. Walk scenic trails around the...
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Local Winds Campground
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27. Local Winds Campground

Pitch your tent at the Dwelly Homestead, est. 1865, with a fire pit and hiking trails. We have pop up chairs at the house if needed. Park your car...

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Mills Norrie State Park Campground

28. Mills Norrie State Park Campground

This park is huge, so you can count boredom out when you plan a camping trip here. Mills Norie is a combination of two different names, actually...

Laura: Small campground with tent sites fairly close to each other, or cabins. Try to get a platform tent site, which provide a little...
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Fish Creek Pond Campground

29. Fish Creek Pond Campground

With a name like Fish Creek Pond Campground, you know the fishing’s good here. Cast a line in one of the nearby streams, lakes, or rivers to catch...

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Alger Island Campground

30. Alger Island Campground

On Alger Island you won’t be a cast away, but you might not want to come back to the mainland! Located on the Fourth Lake of the Fulton Chain of...

Hannah: We were a group of 6 friends that camped on Alger Island for two nights in the end of August. The sites here are boat in sites...
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