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Camping near Albany

Canoe the Hudson, hike the Green Mountains, or sleep near a glacial lake—the Albany area has it all!

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Albany, the capital city of New York, is known for its culture and history. When you’re craving a camping trip, the wilds of New England are close by. Sleep on the banks of the Hudson or relax in high in the Green Mountains. Rejuvenate in a mountain tent site, or stay connected in an RV park with Wi-Fi.

No matter what your camping style, New York State has you covered. Birders love the riverside campground at Schodack Island State Park. Adventure-bound campers can canoe the Hudson—or, just enjoy the sweeping views from your picnic table. For family-friendly swimming and biking, head east to Cherry Plain State Park.

To the west, Thompson’s Lake Campground is a popular summer retreat. Near your tent or RV site, the calm waters and sandy beach welcome swimmers and anglers. In the winter, join the locals in ice fishing and cross-country skiing.

If you have some time to spare, head south to North-South Lake Campground in the Catskills. Families love the park for its horse trails, boating, and wildlife-spotting. Or, drive 2 hours to the Green Mountain National Forest. Here, you can hike a section of the Appalachian Trail or mountain-bike down wooded singletrack.

Camping near Albany is possible year-round. Winters are cold and snowy, so an RV or camping cabin can keep you comfortable. Fall, with its changing leaves and cool days, is especially beautiful.

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