I'm planning a two day camping trip with several friends of mine (all from the Westchester area). We're looking for somewhere that offers good fishing and hiking. Ideally that isn't more then a 3 hour drive from Westchester.
Where would you recommend we go?
I am a big fan of
Phoenicia, NY, which is about a 2 1/2 hour drive from New York City. There are traditional campgrounds like
Phoenicia Black Bear Campground or more modern lodging like
Kate's Lazy Meadow Motel airstream trailors, and
The Graham & Co., a minimalism motel-turned-cabin with city attitude. The town has a fantastic little pancake spot called
Sweet Sue's and a great menu at the
Phoenicia Diner, as well as a bunch of food quality shops, cafes and restaurants in nearby
Woodstock (New York). If you go in late summer, you can still take advantage of river tubing at
Town Tinker Tube Rental as well.
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