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Where should we go camping?

  1. Hither Hills State Park (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Lake George/ADKS (1 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  3. Catskills (3 votes [21.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.43%

  4. Penis (7 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  5. Other (must leave comment) (3 votes [21.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.43%

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#1 Mama Kel

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 11:59 PM

So we are planning to go camping next weekend. First time out for the season, as long as the weather cooperates. We live in the Hudson Valley & don't want to go too far (no more than 4 hours). I just can't decide. So Help me!!!!!!



#2 Slarti

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:01 AM

you should go to the nearest National Forest and set up camp where ever you feel like it.  You own that. :grin:



#3 Kashmir

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:33 AM

I say camp the Shwangunks or Catskills. :D

#4 TheDHJ

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:38 AM

Outside? :dunno:

#5 IT_Buzz

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:43 AM

North-South Lake in the Catskills. You can do a great day hike to the top of Kaaterskill Falls from there. Highest falls in NY state. Make sure to hike the bottom when you leave (ask the Ranger where to park).



#6 Esau

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 02:01 AM

Other: Yukon Territory.



#7 TheDHJ

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 02:11 AM

Nunavut?

#8 Esau

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 02:38 AM

Nunavut?

 

Excellent choice. My ex and I spent the 1999>2000 NYE there. It was the first NYE for Nunavut. Nunavut had only become a territory (with it's own internal gov't) in april of 99, before that it was just part of North West Territory. Amazing people, surreal environment. Be warned, even in summer temps can drop drop below -10 cel. at night. Winters are harsh if not prepared.

 

My suggestion though was for the Yukon Territory..it borders the great state of Alaska. Although, you will be left in awe regardless of which you visit, in my opinion.

 

North of 60. If you can get there, I highly recommend it. 



#9 Mama Kel

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 03:03 AM

North south lake not open yet :( we love it there. Many area campgrounds don't open until mid month. Any other Catskill suggestions?

#10 Jim

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 03:10 AM

I think it's too early in the season for Hither Hills State Park... froze my ass off there one April.

 

Go Catskills, I'd say North-South Lake but they are apparently closed through Thu May 09 2013.



#11 Jim

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 03:25 AM

Here you go... Kelly 

Campgrounds & RV Parks in the Hudson Valley,
Long Island & New York City Region

 http://www.nycampgro....com/hudson.php

 

We have never stayed overnite there but, Interlake in Rheinbeck looked really nice when we drove thru the campground, and it's has great hiking and is near a bunch of other HV historic homes.  We really like Staatsburgh (Mills Mansion) which I think is walking distance from there.


Wilderstein in Rhienbeck is newly restored, also close worth looking for.



#12 nancykind

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:18 AM

might be a little warmer in the catskill area than up here, this time of year :thup:



#13 Tim the Beek

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:35 PM

I really like Macedonia Brook State Park in Kent, CT. I think it's technically a dry campground, but as long as you're not raging/being overt...

 

http://www.ct.gov/de...a=2716&q=325234

 

If you ever decide to go there, let us know, and if we're in CT, we'd love to meet you in town for coffee or something. :)



#14 IT_Buzz

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 02:18 PM

North south lake not open yet :( we love it there. Many area campgrounds don't open until mid month. Any other Catskill suggestions?

Crap! I didn't realize that. Sorry...(goes and lays in ditch where I belong).



#15 kramer

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 02:50 PM

http://www.state.nj....rks/stokes.html

#16 kramer

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 02:52 PM

http://koa.com/campgrounds/saugerties/

#17 Mama Kel

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:04 PM

I think it's too early in the season for Hither Hills State Park... froze my ass off there one April.

 

Go Catskills, I'd say North-South Lake but they are apparently closed through Thu May 09 2013.

 

I'm thinking the same thing about Hither Hills. Bummer b/c it's so hard to get in there. I once called to make a summer reservation only 2 months in advance....the guy just laughed at me! :lol:

 

I really like Macedonia Brook State Park in Kent, CT. I think it's technically a dry campground, but as long as you're not raging/being overt...

 

http://www.ct.gov/de...a=2716&q=325234

 

If you ever decide to go there, let us know, and if we're in CT, we'd love to meet you in town for coffee or something. :)

 

Hmmmmmm maybe next weekend. I'll check it out. Would love to see yas! :)



#18 Kashmir

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:21 PM

I really like Macedonia Brook State Park in Kent, CT. I think it's technically a dry campground, but as long as you're not raging/being overt...

http://www.ct.gov/de...a=2716&q=325234

If you ever decide to go there, let us know, and if we're in CT, we'd love to meet you in town for coffee or something. :)

I wanna camp here. Is it dog friendly?

#19 Mama Kel

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 07:25 PM

I wanna camp here. Is it dog friendly?

 

I think I just read no pets :(



#20 Kashmir

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 07:30 PM

Boo!!

#21 Slarti

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 07:48 PM

pets :lol:

 

please don't feed the bears :lol:



#22 Lostsailr

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:36 PM

here's  a search for open spots in NY.

 

Beaver Pond looks pretty close   I wanted to look at Betty and Wilbur Davis, but it's cabins

 

http://www.reserveam...dex=CampingSpot

 

I go to Lincoln Pond off season and stay on the lake off Kingdom Dam rd (exit 30-32 Northway), but long drive for you



#23 Mama Kel

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:22 PM

Beaver Pond is in my hometown. Not gonna go there :lol: We found a private campground in Ulster. Staying close, will hike Minnewaska, got some fun stuff for the kids. Perfect for the first run of the season. Thanks for your help all! <3



#24 Mama Kel

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:22 PM

and as usual, penis wins! :lol:



#25 Java Time

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:37 PM

Soaring Eagle campgrounds Stalker Pa.

On the Delaware river...in the Catskills :smile:

#26 Mama Kel

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:51 PM

I used to love the delaware & when they are old enough to boat it I will go back in the off season. In peak season those campgrounds are ZOOS!



#27 Kashmir

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:09 AM

Beaver Pond is in my hometown. Not gonna go there :lol: We found a private campground in Ulster. Staying close, will hike Minnewaska, got some fun stuff for the kids. Perfect for the first run of the season. Thanks for your help all! <3

Nice. That's exactly what I envisioned when I said the Shwangunks ❤

#28 In A Silent Way

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:46 AM

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#29 hoagie

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:19 PM

North-South Lake in the Catskills. You can do a great day hike to the top of Kaaterskill Falls from there. Highest falls in NY state. Make sure to hike the bottom when you leave (ask the Ranger where to park).

cool spot....you can also climb to the middle ledge of the falls from the bottom....



#30 VSCT

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:03 PM

Be careful the ticks are out in full force



#31 PieDoh

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:33 PM

North-South Lake in the Catskills. You can do a great day hike to the top of Kaaterskill Falls from there. Highest falls in NY state. Make sure to hike the bottom when you leave (ask the Ranger where to park).

debateable, as katerskill is a "two-drop" of 260ft.Taughannock falls is highest single drop of 219ft. highest east of mississippi river.great trip if you're in the Ithaca area...

#32 Mama Kel

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:27 PM

Be careful the ticks are out in full force

 

yup. already pulled one off my daughter yesterday. that damn child is a tick magnet :(

 

Nice. That's exactly what I envisioned when I said the Shwangunks ❤

 

I'm not quite as fond of my hometown. Plus it'ds not nearly as nice as the Gunks! Where's Josh to chime in on Beaver Pond? :lol:



#33 IT_Buzz

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:59 PM

cool spot....you can also climb to the middle ledge of the falls from the bottom....

Love the wall of ice behind the falls in mid June!



#34 IT_Buzz

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:59 PM

debateable, as katerskill is a "two-drop" of 260ft.Taughannock falls is highest single drop of 219ft. highest east of mississippi river.great trip if you're in the Ithaca area...

Is that near the "Grand Canyon of the East"?



#35 PieDoh

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:06 PM

nope....north of Ithaca on ny89

#36 clouseau

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:07 PM

Mongaup Pond in Livingston Manor has awesome water sites with great  views in the southwestern Catskills and is great for weekends.....and Liberty is close by enough in case you need something - 'tho they may not be open yet either..... :bigsmile:



#37 kramer

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:27 AM

I was going to suggest Mongaup Pond too, but I checked their reservation site & not open yet...

#38 hoagie

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:12 PM

used to camp at Stokes a lot when I went to summer camp.  Jenny Jump is another cool place to overnight in NW NJ...



#39 Mama Kel

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:40 PM

Mongaup Pond in Livingston Manor has awesome water sites with great  views in the southwestern Catskills and is great for weekends.....and Liberty is close by enough in case you need something - 'tho they may not be open yet either..... :bigsmile:

 

Mongaup is great too. Haven't been there in years. But yeah most state campgrounds open either the 9th or around the 16th