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Aaron Starmer, Catharine Wells and Timothy Starmer
206 pages (May 2007); 6.6MB downloadMenasha Ridge Press
; ISBN: 978-0-89732-641-4
A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos.
Wilderness abounds in New York State. From the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean, from the Adirondack Mountains to the Catskills, from the St. Lawrence River to the Hudson, tent campers wishing to explore the state have a wide variety of campgrounds from which to choose. Best in Tent Camping: New York highlights the 50 best. Eschewing the noisy, the busy, the overbooked and the badly maintained, the authors have chosen peaceful and scenic campgrounds by lakes, on islands, near beaches, along rivers and deep in the woods.
There are no national parks in New York State, but its state park system is one of the country's finest, and conservation of the state's wilderness, including the 6-million acre Adirondack Park, has been in effect for more than 125 years. Almost all of the campgrounds featured in the book are state-run and range in size from a dozen sites to more than 200. Most are accessible by car, but a handful of boat-only and hike-in sites are included for the more adventurous.
Divided geographically into seven sections -- Long Island, Catskills/Hudson Valley, Central/Leatherstocking, Adirondacks, St. Lawrence River, Finger Lakes, and Western -- the book is a helpful reference for camping enthusiasts throughout the state. And highlighting activities, hiking trails, and local attractions, it will also serve as inspiration when planning a trip. Historical tidbits, descriptions of wildlife and the occasional personal anecdote add flavor to the campground descriptions. Star ratings and maps make choosing the best place to pitch a tent a simple task.
There is so much more in the state than the skyscrapers and bustling streets of New York City. Best in Tent Camping: New York shows that is an outdoor destination to rival any in the country.
About the Authors
Cate Wells began her outdoor adventures as a Brownie and continues to camp on travels around the world. She works in publishing in New York City and enjoys nature as a welcome change from city life. Aaron Starmer is a freelance writer and avid camper who grew up exploring the wilds of upstate New York. He has worked for years in the travel industry as an editor for Longitude Books in New York City. Tim Starmer has been exploring and camping in New York since he was a child. Love of the outdoors has taken him across the country and as far away as the Overland Trek in Tasmania. He currently resides in Upstate New York where he works as a timber framer.