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Explore the Surrounding Area
Known as one of the best campgrounds near Albany NY, Jellystone Park™ Lazy River has plenty to do in the surrounding area! Enjoy nearby hiking, learn something new at Historic Huguenot Street, sample local wineries, and more.
8.5 miles
Angry Orchard
Located in Walden, NY, Angry Orchard invites enthusiasts and curious minds to experience an immersive cider adventure. The orchard's rich cider-making history, crafting top-tier hard ciders, makes it a must-visit destination. Join a guided tour through the orchards, graced with luscious apple trees, and gain insight into the cider-making process from start to finish. After the tour, explore the Cider House, that is open year-round, and enjoy a delicious in-house meal or browse through their merchandise. A visit to Angry Orchard guarantees a delightful and unforgettable experience, appealing to both cider aficionados and nature lovers alike. Photo: Angry Orchard
10 miles
Lake Minnewaska and Gertrude's Nose
Take a short walk into Lake Minnewaska State Park and check out the breathtaking views of the lake. Up for more of a challenge? Trek the 6.7 mile hike up to Gertrude’s Nose for panoramic scenery of New York’s Shawangunk Ridge.
2 miles
Goodnow Family Farm
A domestic only petting farm with many educational opportunities for kids and adults! Go check out their donkeys, bunnies, goats, sheep, and pigs! They come every Thursday 6pm – 8pm during Peak Season!
Photo by Tetyana Kovyrina.
8 miles
Downtown New Paltz
Where craftspeople, outdoors people, foodies, and artists all combine, downtown New Paltz is a one-of-a-kind destination. With dining ranging from award-winning farm-to-table restaurants to family-friendly breakfast bistros and unique shops in every size and variation, the possibilities are endless! Photo by The New York Times.
85 miles
Day Trip to NYC
Hop the MTA from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central Station and take in the sites! The estimated train ride is 1 ½ hours. Photo by Roberto Vivancos.
6 miles
Awosting Falls
Located in Lake Minnewaska State Park, just a 15-minute drive from our campground gets you to one of New York’s most stunning waterfalls.
4 miles
Climbing Trapps
Meet the challenge of Shawangunk Ridge, one of the rock climbing capitals of the world. There are climbing routes of various difficulty levels and tour groups are available from New Paltz. Or take it easy on one of our nature walks.
Photo by Nicholas Dubois.
7 miles
Wallkill Valley Rail Trail
The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail is one of the most accessible activities for families visiting the Hudson Valley and it’s absolutely free! Destinations include Shawangunk Ridge views, a high-rise rail bridge over Rosendale, and farms with horses and other livestock. Hike, bike, jog, or horseback ride your way through the beautiful scenery! Photo by Scenic Hudson.
9 miles
Historic Huguenot Street
The 10-acre National Historic Landmark District includes a visitor center, seven historic stone houses, a reconstructed 1717 Huguenot church, a replica Munsee wigwam, exhibit and program spaces, archaeological sites, and a burial ground that dates to the very first settlers. Photo by Historic Huguenot Street.
Various miles
Shawangunk Wine Trail
Explore the Hudson Valley wine region! The Shawangunk Wine Trail snakes through the mountains of the western Hudson Valley and connects several wineries including Ben Marl Winery, Robibero Family Vineyards, Whitecliff Winery, and Brotherhood Winery – the oldest winery in the US.
Photo by Skitterphoto.