Hudson Valley, Long Island Camping Region
This page features activities, places to visit, campgrounds, cabins, camping facilities, tent sites, and other resources for campers who want to visit the Hudson Valley Region of New York State. Come explore the sights of a valley carved out by the Hudson River. The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area is one of only 27 federally designated heritage areas. The Taconic State Parkway provides a scenic and winding route through the region and is restricted to passenger traffic only. Step back in time at historic mansions of Hyde Park, including the homes of the Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Vanderbilt family.
Discover the panoramic vistas that drew 19th-century artists, writers and financiers to this enchanting land set beside the majestic Hudson River. Within the regionís quaint villages, you will discover fabulous antique shopping and hidden art treasures, in addition to picturesque cottages, palatial historic homes and lushly landscaped gardens. Youíll be truly inspired by a Hudson Valley camping experience!
Some other interesting places to visit while camping in the Hudson Valley Region are Jay Gouldís home, a railroad tycoon; this 1838Gothic revival mansion is located in Lyndhurst. Another interesting stop is at Sunnyside, home of Washington Irving, and then tour the home and gardens of four generations of the Rockefeller family at Kykuit. Travel north to Boscobel, a fine example of Federal style architecture in Cold Spring. Take time to shop in this quaint 19th-century village with its many antique and boutique shops.
At Hyde Park visit the Franklin D. Roosevelt Home, Museum and Library. Learn about the telegraph and Morse code with a visit to the Samuel F. B. Morse Estate. Travel along the river to the spectacular Moorish castle known as Olana, home of Frederic Church, renowned Hudson Valley artist.
Long Island is an ocean-lover's paradise. Go surf-casting, dine on fresh seafood, hit the sandy beaches and explore quaint maritime villages. Visit the Montauk Lighthouse commissioned by George Washington.
Camping in the Hudson Valley and Long Island Regions means you're not very far away from "The Big Apple" - New York City. Drive in, take a roundtrip tour, or catch a commuter train to the city for a day of exciting sightseeing, shopping, theater, dining, sporting events, and people watching.