Captree State Park
Home to the largest public fishing fleet on Long Island, Captree State Park is a fishing haven and a picnicker's delight, located on the eastern tip of Jones Island at the end of the Ocean Parkway. Open and charter boats are available for saltwater fishing. No license or equipment is necessary as the boat staff provides everything you'll need for a day on the Great South Bay or the Atlantic Ocean. Information on the fishing fleet is available a thttp://captreefleet.com/. The fleet also offers sightseeing excursions and scuba diving trips. There are two large fishing piers available for those who want to catch a few crabs or fish from a pier. Guests to Captree State Park can also enjoy a full service restaurant operates in the park along with a more casual refreshment stand serving the best chili dogs anywhere. A picnic area at The Overlook offers a beautiful view of Fire Island and the Fire Island Lighthouse while boats of a variety of sizes pass through the Fire Island Inlet just below. A retail bait and tackle shop offers fishing gear and operates the fuel pumps at the boat basin. A boat launch is available for boats larger than 14' providing direct access to the State Boat Channel.
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ
A green oasis with 1,212-acres, in the middle of an urban jungle. Visitors enjoy spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal, a historic transportation building can be found here. From here you can take Statue Cruises which offer ferries to Statue of Liberty National Monument, Ellis Island and Liberty Island.
Liberty Harbor RV Park
Jersey City, NJ
Liberty Harbor RV Park is in Jersey City, just nine miles away from East Orange in New Jersey. It is the perfect place to stay if you want to explore East Orange, and it is in a lovely setting with views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. If you want to visit Manhattan, there is a tour bus that leaves from right outside the park. If you like boats, Liberty Harbor Marina is right next door, and there is a ferry to New York from here.There are 50 sites at the park, all with water and electric hookup. You will find restrooms and showers here, can get WiFi from the office, and there is 24-hour security. If you enjoy walking, there are easy trails close by. You are also only a short stroll away from coffee shops, and there are two grocery stores within a mile away. If you want to stay at the park in the evening, but don't want to cook, there is a restaurant and bar on site, serving delicious meals. Of course, you may want to venture out, and East Orange has a fantastic range of restaurants, including sandwich bars, pizza places, soul food, and fine dining.
Fla-Net Park Campground
Mount Olive Township, NJ
Take a trip through a virtual scenic tour of state parks, nature preserves, along with countless freshwater ponds and lakes as you head west from Clifton to the Fla-Net Park Campground. The drive takes about an hour along the Interstate 80, and if you can spare another twenty minutes, take the scenic route along the northern loop of New Jersey country roads. This route passes through Farney State Park and Mahlon Dickerson Reservation. Fla-Net Park seeks to recreate a rustic, authentic wilderness experience complete with spring fed ponds and gravel roads. Guests are welcome to use paddle boats in the water, and indulge in some catch and release fishing. There are several sites spacious enough for even your biggest rig and a toy trailer, and they also include electricity hookups. Seasonal amenities at the park include a swimming pool, laundry room, and a comfort station that includes hot showers. Guests can enjoy paddle boats, playground, and a rec room at any time of the year.
Blydenburgh County Park is a stunning location on the Veterans Memorial Highway. Tucked in the northern entrance is the campground with a variety of sites, including back in?s, hook-ups and dirt sites. This is a rustic campground that is perfect for those who don?t want all the bells and whistles. Furry friends are welcome, as are the rug rats, if the playground is anything to go by. The grounds are open all year round, which allows for repeat visits. After all, you might need one with over 600 acres of park to explore. New York isn?t all big city, bright lights and this park reminds you of that. It is awash with stunning natural beauty, and offers a truly tranquil Smithtown sojourn. Avid fishers will rejoice; the Stump Pond is teaming with marine life such as wide mouth bass and pumpkinseed sunfish. For everyone else, there is plenty of hiking and wildlife.
Thomas Paine Cottage
New Rochelle, NY
If American history is one of your interests you should visit the Thomas Paine Cottage when you are in New Rochelle, New York. Paine?s eloquent writing played an essential role in the American Revolution. Thomas Paine Cottage is the last structure in North America that the Founding Father owned as his home and is open to the public as an historic house museum. The Cottage contains some of the few artifacts still in existence that were once owned by Thomas Paine: a simple chair and a cast-iron stove given to Paine by Ben Franklin himself. The Cottage is located on the last two acres of a 300 acre farm awarded to Paine by a grateful New York State for his services in the struggle for independence. The site also includes the Sophia Brewester One-room Schoolhouse, the oldest free-standing school in New Rochelle. The front room of the Cottage is set up to reflect what life was like during the 18th century.
Liberty Science Center
Jersey City, NJ
Located on Liberty State Park, this interactive science museum has much to offer. Many science exhibits that will educate and inspire, the largest IMAX Dome theater in the United States, numerous educational resources, and the original Hoberman sphere, a silver, computer-driven engineering artwork.
Black Bear Campground, New York
Follow a fabled and scenic road through some of New York state?s most iconic landmarks to find Black Bear Campground, nestled in the forested countryside near no less than two state parks. Starting in White Plains, the route east along Interstate 294 takes you past Tarrytown of Sleepy Hollow fame, over the Hudson River, and finally through the vast expanse of Harriman State Park to reach the campground in scenic Orange County. This is the closest full-service RV park to New York City, but the wooded environment and quiet ambiance never gives that away. There?s plenty of tourist information available on the site, for both the city and the surrounding wilderness, and while visiting you can enjoy plenty of modern amenities. Every spacious site has full utility hookups, fire rings, and picnic tables. The venue is connected to several hiking trails and nature walks, and if you want to relax near your home on wheels, there?s a swimming pool, game room, basketball court, and scheduled special events hosted by the park.