3 Wonderful Reasons to Try Camping in New York

3 Wonderful Reasons to Try Camping in New York

Contrary to what some parts of the country believe, New York State is a lot more than an extension of New York City. New York is home to some of the most beautiful wilderness in the country, which makes it the perfect spot for the state’s family camping resorts.

Why should you consider camping in New York? Here are three wonderful reasons to try it if you haven’t already.

    • Camp out on all kinds of terrain in New York State. Whether you enjoy the mountains or want to stay near the water, there are all kinds of different parts of the state to enjoy. Most campers (about 87%) prefer to participate in more than one activity when they go camping, with hiking being the most popular for 92% of campers surveyed. New York’s mountain ranges make the state ideal for those who enjoy the challenges of hiking, backpacking, and climbing.
    • See one-of-a-kind sights at New York’s camping resorts. Some parts of New York are like no other state when it comes to their unique landscapes. From the tranquility of the Finger Lakes to the gorgeous gorges in Ithaca, or from the Catskills to the Adirondacks, there is sure to be something that everyone will love when they visit the state. Campgrounds in New York also feature a number of other attractions, from hiking trails to water parks and more.
    • Experience all four seasons of the year at campgrounds in New York. One of the things that really stands out about New York is that it’s got weather like no other state. You can camp out in the heat of the summertime or bundle up for some winter camping. Spring and autumn also offer more temperate camping weather for those who love the outdoors. Fall camping in New York is especially popular because of the changes seen in the foliage during this time of year.

Whether you choose tent camping in New York, which 70% of tent campers choose for just a day or two, or you decide to rent a cabin at one of the state’s campground locations, you have plenty of options throughout New York State. Get in touch with us to find out more about our New York campgrounds.


Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts have everything you and your family need to make long-lasting memories. From pools, water slides, and splashgrounds to jumping pillows, wagon rides, and foam parties to theme events, s’mores, and of course, visits with Yogi Bear™ and his friends, family fun is always the main attraction at our family campgrounds! With more than 75 locations across the United States and Canada, we make it easy to enjoy a quality camping experience that’s close to home.

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