2010 ILNY Travel Guide - (Page 28)
Welcome to the brighter side, where sunshine is mirrored on beaches along hundreds of miles of coastline. Beauty reaches its perfection in New York. More than 17,000 miles of multi-use trails and millions of acres of state parks and forests provide an open-air theater for adventure. This is the go-to guide for finding it all, from camping on a private island to cruising hundreds of lakes, rivers and canals along the way.
MIRROR LAKE, THE ADIRONDACKS
Our Parks are Your Playground
There is a park in New York for every pleasure. Thrill seekers get a rush and a misty spray on the Hurricane Deck below Bridal Veil Falls in Niagara Falls State Park or along the sculpted gorges of Watkins Glen State Park. Beachcombers have Long Island’s Hither Hills State Park in Montauk, with sunsets over the bay, seaside bike trails and 40-foot dunes. Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh rocks with summer concerts and a boardwalk. Culture cravers have Saratoga Spa State Park, with music and ballet at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
A spa and nature trails to gushing mineral springs connect visitors to the park’s rich history. For more on parks, go to www.dec.ny.gov and nysparks.com.
Sleep Under the Stars
Munch s’mores around a fire pit and watch for shooting stars in the many parks where classic tent and RV camping is offered. Affordable log cabins and cottages like those in Letchworth State Park, stone lodges on the lake in Bear Mountain State Park, and the upscale Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Spa State Park take park lodging to another level.
Old school meets the new at hundreds of other campgrounds, both public and private, with the addition of modern amenities. Trout fishing on the creek, diamond digging at Herkimer Diamond Mines and onsite dining dazzle at KOA Herkimer Kampground in the Central New York region. A waterpark and wireless internet are available at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in the Greater Niagara region. Big views from Kaaterskill Falls and the Five-State Lookout come with the hiking territory at the North-South Lake Campground in the Catskill Forest Preserve. Camping grids begin on page 98. Or go to iloveny.com/camping.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of 2010 ILNY Travel Guide
2010 ILNY Travel Guide
11 Vacation Regions
Regional Travel Information
New York State Map
2010 ILNY Travel Guide