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23 Aug
Watkins Glen State Park: Next Stop on the Great Empire Pass Tour

Watkins Glen State Park: Next Stop on the Great Empire Pass Tour

Once we had purchased the Empire Pass at Keuka State Park, the rest of our Finger Lakes’ itinerary fell neatly into place.We headed off to Watkins Glen State Park in search of the boys’ much-beloved waterfalls. I had originally been angling to camp in the park, but the thought of dry camping after purchasing the new luxury camper sent my husband into fits of despair. If you are in the region, you absolutely MUST make a trip here. It was truly more beautiful than any of us had expected. * * * * Couple of tips… 1. Get there... Read More
22 Aug
Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort: Keuka Lake, New York

Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort: Keuka Lake, New York

Campground Review: Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort Bath, New York The Finger Lakes region of New York State has a seemingly endless number of beautiful state parks with lovely campgrounds–several of which are located right on the lakes.  But if you are looking for a private campground, with a pool and full hookups, things get a bit trickier. There are several nice looking campgrounds in the region–but I couldn’t find any gorgeous options that were lakefront.  After camping right on the ocean near Acadia National Park last... Read More
11 Aug
Oops. I forgot to plan our trip to the Finger Lakes…

Oops. I forgot to plan our trip to the Finger Lakes…

Keuka Lake State Park Jeremy and I have a well-established division of labor when it comes to our camping trips. He obsesses for months and months over campgrounds and reservations and traveling itineraries while I pointedly ignore any specific questions, offering up irritating shoulder shrugs and grunts in response to his frequent overtures. I’m pretty sure I know why I do this. As a working mom, my life is full of schedules and to-do lists. I have very little daily mental ‘down-time’ and I guard it jealously. I just... Read More
09 Aug
App Review: Campground Owners of New York

App Review: Campground Owners of New York

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... Read More

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