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NOTE: RULES AND REGULATIONS ARE CHANGING AS NEW YORK STATE ENTERS PHASE 3. FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH WHAT FAMILIES NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CAMPING IN 2020, AND ALWAYS CONTACT A CAMPSITE DIRECTLY TO CONFIRM IT IS OPERATING.
When you're living in NYC it's easy to forget that the Concrete Jungle is surrounded by some truly spectacular nature. Let this serve as a reminder that you're just a hop, skip and an E-ZPass toll away from a weekend of hiking, and swimming, and campfires, and s'mores, and restful slumbers under the night sky.
Our curated list of kid-friendly campgrounds is perfect for those of us new to camping with the family. These campsites are easy to access and have loads of amenities, but will still give you that surrounded-by-nature feeling that feeds your kid's sense of adventure.
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After all, camping is one of the best outdoor activities for kids and families—it's right up there with the best hiking trails for NYC families, the best beaches for kids in and around NYC and the best kids' playgrounds NYC families need to visit. So, pack your hot dogs, marshmallows and bug spray, and get camping!