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New York destinations, parks and attractions

Are you going on a road trip to New York, looking for tips about the destinations so you and your party can enjoy it, be comfortable and not spend a fortune?

Here are some of the top destinations in New York and tips about visiting them

National parks and monuments in New York

New York State parks and historic sites

New York Seasons, bugs, topography and climate

New York state is generally humid, but the extreme southeastern portion of the state (New York City and Long Island area) are warmer and more humid. Winter temperatures average below freezing during January and February in much of New York state, but several degrees above freezing along the Atlantic coastline, including New York City. Seasonally, summer-like conditions prevail from June to early September statewide, while areas in far southern New York and New York City have summer conditions from late May through early-mid October.

New York Camping tips

Arranging a stay at a New York state park is easy! Reservations can be made from 1 day - 9 months in advance by calling toll free 1-800-456-CAMP or New York State Parks on ReserveAmerica. For spur of the moment trips, rentals are also available on a walk-up basis.

Reservations will be taken as follows:

From December 1 through mid-March:
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
From mid-March through Labor Day:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
From the day after Labor Day through November 30:
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Access Pass users please note: qualification changes are in effect as of May 19th, 2010. Before making your camping reservations, please learn whether your pass will be eligible.

New Pet Policy in affect as of August 2011. No more than 2 pets per site where pets are permitted.

There are both state parks and private campgrounds in New York.