The Lively Little Campers recently returned from a 12 day tour of upstate New York. We spent five days in the Finger Lakes, three days in Niagara, and four days in Saugerties–and made great family memories in each location. New York state has a wide variety of camping options and it proved to be far more beautiful, and exciting, than I had ever imagined. We will be spending the next few weeks reviewing campgrounds and writing about our adventures–so please stay tuned for some great posts.
But let’s begin at the beginning. Our planning for this trip started in the cold winter months with the help of a great new app from the Campground Owners of New York called the campNYguide. The app is set up so that you can search for campgrounds under regional headings such as: Catskills, Adirondacks, Finger Lakes, Greater Niagara and many others.
When you find an interesting campground you simply tap their thumbnail and you are given a description, a list of amenities, a phone number and email address, and a link to their website. You can also create a list of favorites so that you can narrow your search down after each use.
If you are planning a trip to New York State, or just want to begin exploring its regions and camping options, then this app is highly recommended. It’s good enough for use on a smart phone, but much better for a tablet. It’s also absolutely free. Download it now and start planning your first, or next, Empire State camping adventure.