New York’s Top 10 Camping Adventures

Between the Adirondacks, the Catskills, Niagara Falls, Great Lakes, and magnificent state parks, New York has an adventure for everyone.

Beyond the busy city, New York’s diverse terrain is a mecca for nature lovers. You’ll be amazed at the distinct experiences you can enjoy on a single camping trip. From impressive gorges and rolling hills to stunning waterfalls and blue lakes, New York has something for every camper. Check out some of our favorites and start making your camping trip plans now!

Photo: Rebecca Nichols

Located in central New York, Glimmerglass State Park is accessible from just about anywhere in the state. The campsites are nestled on the northernmost part of Otsego Lake, with activity options that include hiking, swimming, boating, and exploring nearby historical attractions. This campground is perfect to beat the heat in the summer, or to enjoy incredible fall colors.

Photo: Shawn Grenninger

Paddlers, rejoice! The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is a historic 740 mile canoe route that begins in Old Forge, New York and covers some of the state’s most scenic camping spots. Section one of the trail meanders through 40 miles of beautiful forest and water scenery. You can camp along the way at primitive sites or at reservable, established campgrounds. If you prefer to extend your trip, you can find information on section two of the trail here.

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