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LAKE MINNEWASKA AND GERTRUDE’S NOSE

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HISTORIC HUGUENOT STREET

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CLIMBING TRAPPS

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GOODNOW FAMILY FARM

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WALLKILL VALLEY RAIL TRAIL

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SHAWANGUNK WINE TRAIL

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DOWNTOWN NEW PALTZ

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AWOSTING FALLS

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DAY TRIP TO NYC

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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.

Photo by Stanley Zimny.

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.

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 resdisant.

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!

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!

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.

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 Katy Silberger.

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.

Photo by Roy Saplin.

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 hjjanisch.

AND MORE!

And to name just a few more… Nyquist-Harcourt Animal Sanctuary, Nearby U-Pick Farms, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s hometown, Eleanor Roosevelt’s childhood home, the Vanderbilt Mansion, numerous Revolutionary War historical sites, the United States Military Academy at West Point, West Point Museum….for more details ask our friendly staff at the Reservation Station.

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GIVEAWAY 🎉 – our 2021 Resort Guide was just released, and we want to help one lucky camper & a friend get their vacation planning started! Here’s all you need to do for a chance to win $100 for both you and a friend to our Camp-Resort!⁠

✅ Follow @northgateresorts and @lazyriverny⁠
✅ Tag a friend in the comments and tell us why you love camping.⁠

It’s that easy! Comment as many times as you’d like for multiple entries! Contest ends Sunday, 1/17 at 11:59pm EST and the winner will be announced Monday. See our website (lazyriverny.com/contest-terms) for giveaway terms and see the link in our bio for a digital version of the guide!
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From exciting new attractions (like a RC Track!), to new cabin types and deals, there’s tons to look forward to this year at Jellystone Park™ Gardiner! Read about all the additions in our latest blog - link in bio! ...

🔥💛⛰️ ...

Happy New Year, campers! We can’t wait to show you what we have planned for 2021! ❤️🎉 ...

Merry Christmas to all of our amazing campers! 🎄 ...

Happy First Day of Winter! ❄️🐻🤷‍♀️ ...

Camp with the comforts of home at Jellystone Park™! ...

There's still time to snag the best Christmas present ever - a vacation to Jellystone Park™! Click the link in our bio to book your 2021 camping trip. 🏕️ ...

LAST CHANCE - our Cyber Week deal ends today. Book a future stay with code CYBER2020 to receive 500 FREE Club Yogi™ Rewards points. Your best vacation ever is waiting! 🎁 ...

Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for each and every one of our campers. 🦃❤️ ...

Tired of getting different variations of the same thing every year? Shake it up this year with our Experience Gift Guide! 🎁 Check out our new blog post for 10 classic holiday gifts, and how to turn them into experiences that go beyond instant gratification. Link in bio! ...

It's National Take a Hike Day - so go explore the nearby Minnewaska State Park this fall! 🌲 ...