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Visiting New York on Your Next Road Trip



When people think of New York, they usually think of the sprawling metropolis that is New York City. For better or worse, the city’s dominance has overshadowed some of the best outdoor recreation areas in all of the northeast. While the Hamptons, on Long Island, are the summer playground for the rich and famous, campers can enjoy the many outdoor pastimes along the Adirondack mountain range, the parks on Long Island Sound, or sandy beaches along the southern side of Long Island.

Just a few hours north of NYC are the Adirondack Mountains. And you thought the state was flat and full of skyscrapers? These beautiful mountains offer hundreds of square miles of outdoor activities for any type of enthusiast. Along the park's eastern section is Lake George; a popular resort town at the southern end and a peaceful, remote wilderness throughout its northern region. Lake Placid, home of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games, sits in the northern central area of the Adirondacks and offers several campgrounds along the shores of the lake. Hikers won't want to miss the nearby Mount Marcy, which, at more than 5,000 feet, is the tallest peak in the Adirondack range.

In the western part of New York, just south of Lake Ontario, rest the Finger Lakes. A series of long lakes with pristine surroundings, the Finger Lakes offer its visitors outdoor pursuits in wonderful environments and peaceful settings that are sometimes overlooked by the state's more popular attractions.

One of the more visited sites in America, no visit to New York is complete without experiencing the marvel that is Niagara Falls. More then 12,000 years in the making, a visit here affords a chance to get up close to one of the world's true natural wonders. And, of course, there is no shortage of honeymoon suites for all those newlyweds.

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