With all the amazing things to do in NYC—and the way the city tends to get you completely swept up in the hustle and bustle—you’d be forgiven if you completely forget that gorgeous swaths of natural beauty are within easy reach. Sure, NYC parks are beautiful and offer an urban escape, but don’t forget about all the amazing options for hiking and camping near NYC.
When you’re itching for some fresh air and the great outdoors, among the options for day trips or weekend getaways are plenty of opportunities to get back to nature. We’re not talking total wilderness requiring honed survival skills, but these campgrounds around NYC cater to everyone from the “roughing it” types to those who like a little more glam with their adventures. There are plenty of things to do outside in NYC, but when you’re looking to commune with nature, check out these camping spots within easy reach of the city.
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