Say “New York” to most people and the thought that immediately comes to mind is a bustling, touristy city that relies on public transportation and is no place for an RV. But upstate New York comes with plenty of State Park vacation opportunities that are once in a life time experiences.
I’ve been to upstate New York in both the summer and the fall, and while both have provided great weather and lots of things to do, I’m a fall-camper at heart. I love enjoying the following activities in upstate New York when the air is crisp but not too cold. At the end of the day, return to your new or used RV, kick on the fireplace, and enjoy a cup of hot tea. If I’m being honest, just thinking about it makes me want to start planning another return trip! Read more below for the top five things to do in upstate New York with your family! You’ll love how RV-friendly upstate New York actually is!
From hiking, amazing mountain views, water falls, and more, the brilliant Adirondacks will create lasting memories for your family for years to come.
The Adirondacks provide serene backdrops and a peaceful place to camp. You’ll never want to leave! Find out more about planning your visit to the Adirondacks here.
The Catskill Mountains
If you can’t get enough of the mountains, visit the Catskills. You’ll never forget the time you spend in this breath taking mountain range!
The Catskills boast plenty of hiking opportunities as well as perfect swimming holes to discover – and best of all, you’ll find pet-friendly campgrounds as well. Learn more about visiting the Catksills here.
No trip to upstate New York is complete without visiting Niagara Falls. You’ll be impressed from the United States side, but as long as you’re there, why miss out on heading across the border? The Canadian side offers unparalleled views of this stunning natural beauty.
Consider springing for a trip on the Maid of the Mist for a truly up close experience. Find out more things to do during your visit to Niagara Falls here.
Upstate New York is the perfect ground for fruit trees, and the orchards are aplenty! Make sure to look up orchards you can visit.
If you go in the fall, you’ll be in for a real treat. Look for a pick-your-own orchard and plan to spend some time picking apples and comparing varieties.
Besides orchards, upstate New York is wine country! Do a search for local vineyards near your campground, or reputable vineyards along the way in your travels.
Tour the vineyard and enjoy a wine tasting. Don’t miss out on trying ice wine, a specialty dessert wine made from grapes that have been purposefully allowed to freeze while on the vine. It’s a treat made in northern regions, and you’ll want to ask the vineyards you visit for their house specialty.
Upstate New York is home to countless activities and places to visit that are perfect for RVing. Contact us today if you’d like to start planning a trip to upstate New York and need the perfect new or used RV to get there.