Originally Posted by Sid
We are beginning to plan our first trip to the Adirondacks and are wondering if anyone had a favorite campground to recommend.
When do you plan on going Sid? I only ask because we have reservations at the North Pole Resorts at the base of Whiteface Mountain (CAMPING | NORTH POLE RESORTSNORTH POLE RESORTS
) for a long July 4th weekend (5 days) and will be providing a report. I'm told it's great, if a bit pricey.
We camped for many years when the boys were younger at Lake Eaton near Long Lake (Lake Eaton - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
). It is one of our favorite campgrounds in the Adirondacks.
There are a few great parks in western NY when you're on the way. Allegany State Park (can't get their website up, but here's some info - Allegany State Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
). It's a beautiful cross border (NY-PA) park. We're staying there this weekend, leaving noon-ish today.
Letchworth Sate Park (Letchworth State Park Information
) in the Finger Lakes of western NY is awesome. Some call it the Grand Canyon of NY. We've stayed there a lot in the past and will continue to whenever we can.
Another favorite we like in the Finger Lakes is Keuka State Park at the top of Keuka Lake. It's just a beautiful place. We've stayed there many times as well.
Heed Bob's advice on small sucking bugs if you hit the Adirondacks in summer. Long pants, socks, long sleeved shirts, headnets and bug spray come in real handy!