Of all the things there are to do in New York, camping is quite possibly one of the most popular. The state is filled with interesting sights, majestic mountains, and an abundance of wildlife. If you are tired of the urban landscape, and are looking for something else to do, remove yourself from the asphalt, and take a trip down the back roads of New York. Some of the best of New York State is found when you leave the main highway, take a wrong turn, and follow a forgot road.
New York camping sites are perhaps some of the most beautiful in the country. You can go high in the mountains for a more rustic experience, or hook up your camper to go to one of the state's many parks. You can explore any number of the Finger Lakes, or camp under the stars. No matter what part of New York you choose, there is something amazing waiting just around the corner.
When you are planning a New York camping trip, keep in mind there are dozens of things you can do along the way. Hiking is popular, and there are many great trails from which to choose. You can also take a kayak out on a lake, take a leisurely trip in a rowboat, or go swimming with your family.
If you aren't keen on water sports, you can always find horseback riding, golf, or tennis at any number of campsites. If your wish is to take it easy, string a hammock up between two trees, and take a nap, you can do that too. The fresh air will do wonders for your state of mind.
The Catskills are perhaps the most famous of the New York camping areas, and with good reason. Not only are the Catskill Mountains breathtaking, they are filled with history. You can find festivals and other special events all throughout the year to coincide with your camping trip. Many campsites throughout the state also hold festivals of all types, and have plenty of other things to offer as well.
You can find information about New York camping spots online, as well as by contacting the New York State Parks Department by phone. Both sources will have great ideas about where to camp and when to go. Some camping is free, and other places charge a fee for your stay. No matter where you choose to stay, your will remember your New York camping experience forever.