World-class camping is right in your backyard in the Adirondack Mountains.

As we get into the heart of winter, now is the time to start planning your summer 2024 camping getaways. Only the best will go for a getaway under the stars, so maybe visiting 2 of the best camping areas in the Northeastern United States will be exactly what the doctor ordered.

The travel experts at Trips to Discover have done the homework for you by searching the region far and wide to find the 11 Best Places to Camp in the American Northeast. It is no surprise that not one but TWO Adirondack Campgrounds made this list!


Eighth Lake Campground - Inlet

First up is Eighth Lake Campground in Inlet which is located on the shore of Eight Lake. According to the NY DEC website offers "large and well-forested sites" and the campground can accommodate everything from tents to 40-foot RVs with boat access, fishing, hiking, and more. This is the more rustic of the two New York entries on this list and Trips To Discover says this site is known for its great fishing, large campsites, and easy access to Old Forge and the Adirondack Museum. Reservations can be booked online here.


Lake George Escape - Lake George

No surprise here that a Lake George camping area was the second site listed as one of the region's best by Trips To Discover. Located on the Schroon River with almost 575 sites for tents and RV's, Lake George Escape is a privately run campground that offers the camping experience with a full slate of amenities like an arcade, heated pool, planned activities and events, mini-golf, tubing on the river, and so much more. Think of this like camping with a lot of the comforts and entertainment of home, not to mention the proximity to all Lake George has to offer.

Let's Go Camping! Check Out These Updated Upstate NY Campgrounds

It's camping season in Upstate New York. If you plan on going camping, there are many campgrounds across the state that are being upgraded with makeovers and improvements. for the 2023 season. These include actual campsites, swimming pools, campgrounds, and the addition of EV chargers according to Check out to see if the campground you go to is making improvements this season.

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Hudson Valley New York Camping Resorts

The Hudson Valley is a camping destination for so many people including those of us who live locally. It is a great way to have a summer vacation every weekend close to home. Many places offer a seasonal rate for you to save money on your stay. You pull the trailer in for the summer and park it for the season which is usually May to October. The resorts we found offer family fun amenities and a season full of exciting activities.

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