If you’re considering camping near NYC but are looking for the comfort and relaxation offered by the great outdoors, camping Catskills is the perfect solution.

Just a short drive to the hustle and bustle of the big city, the Catskills region is a very outdoorsy destination that’s perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Nestled up against the west bank of the Hudson River and tucked away in the lush mountains, Catskills campgrounds offer the best of both worlds for both land and water activities like hiking, biking, canoeing, rafting and fishing.

If outdoor adventure isn’t really your thing, art enthusiasts can enjoy this summer’s 23rd Annual Stagecoach Run Art Festival (7/7 – 7/8). This annual self-guided tour is free of charge, inviting crowds from all over the Catskills and New York state to visit and tour artists’ studios and galleries. This year, an exhibition of participating artists’ work will be staged at Treadwell’s on Bright Hill Literary Center where spectators will be able to view work first-hand and pan out their tour routes.

Campers interested in biking will find themselves drawn to one of America’s premier cycling events, the 11th Annual Tour of the Catskills Pro-Am Bike Race (8/4). This event draws in over 250 racers from all corners of the world. Proudly held in the heart of the Catskill mountains, the Pro-Am Bike Race captures the history, culture, and of course, the scenery of the beautiful Catskills region.

The Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival (9/12 – 9/15) is a motorcycle festival like no other. This annual event attracts thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to partake in a number of official (and unofficial) rides throughout the region. This four-day event includes a pub crawl, party, live entertainment, vendors and more!

So the next time you find yourself browsing through a selection of campgrounds in upstate NY, look no further than the Catskills region.

We invite you to explore Catskills campgrounds and learn more about camping Catskills by reading our regional-focused blog post.

Add camping in the Catskill region to your summer bucket list and book your next camping trip now!


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