Near to the shores of Lake Ontario, in upstate New York, Fulton makes an ideal base for exploring the region. Named after steamboat inventor Robert Fulton, the city straddles the Oswego River. There’s plenty to see and do when you book an RV in Fulton, thanks to its idyllic location and proximity to several state parks.
Hiking, golf, biking and paddle boating are all possible without leaving the city, and the shores of Lake Ontario are only a few minutes’ drive away. Your Fulton motorhome rental will give you the flexibility to decide how to spend your vacation and the chance to visit some of the most impressive upstate scenery. Complete with all modern conveniences, Fulton remains a tranquil place that will allow you to get your Fulton RV rental vacation off to the very best of starts.
The Great Outdoors
Fulton is situated only 15 miles away from Fair Haven Beach State Park in Sterling, on the shores of Lake Ontario. This is one of the finest shorelines in upstate New York with sandy beaches overlooked by hilly woodlands. Fishing, swimming, and camping are all popular summer activities. The swimming area also features a diving channel complete with two boards. On the inland waterways, you can rent traditional row or paddle boats, or canoes and kayaks. There are three campgrounds, some with electrical hookups, an on-site 18-hole golf course, and a camp store, making this an ideal place to park up in your Fulton rental motorhome. Other nearby Lake Ontario state parks include Sandy Island Beach State Park, with its scenic dunes, and Selkirk Shores State Park for swimming and boating, both situated in Pulaski.
To really make of most of your Fulton luxury RV rental, take a trip and visit the Kaaterskill Wild Forest, a three-hour drive away. This 7,620-acre site is a popular destination, well known for its abundance of hiking trails, not to mention the famous Kaaterskill Falls, the highest two-tier waterfall in New York state. The area is also known for its wildlife including bobcats, deer, bear, and porcupine.
Head east from Fulton for a couple of hours and you’ll come to the immense Adirondack State Park. The park was created in 1892 and, at over six million acres, it is one of the largest publicly protected areas in the United States. With 3,000 lakes and ponds, and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams overlooked by the 5,343-foot Mount Marcy, the Adirondack State Park is quite simply breathtaking. Nearly 2,000 miles of hiking trails offer something for everyone, no matter what your fitness level. The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake and the Wild Center natural history museum at Tupper Lake are both must-visits for Adirondack first-timers to gain special insights into the park and the history behind the landscape.
Fulton’s North Bay Campgrounds has a peaceful lakefront setting, yet it’s just a short distance from local stores, gas stations, and eateries. Open from mid-May to mid-October, it has sites with partial hookups and a variety of open, waterfront, or wooded sites. Take a canoe out on the lake, or enjoy nearby fishing. Here, the emphasis is on the great outdoors and relaxation. The campground features a boat launch, beach, camp store, bath house, and game room.
If you’re looking for somewhere with more facilities nearby, check out the Cherry Grove Campground in nearby Wolcott, just 30 minutes west of Fulton. Here, you can park your Fulton rental RV at one of the spacious sites featuring full hookups. There’s an on-site camping and grocery store, laundry room, swimming pool and plenty of activities. Cherry Grove Campground has lots of space, with large recreational fields, allowing you to really make the most of your vacation. Check out the shuffleboard courts, miniature golf, basket and volleyball courts or dine al fresco at the picnic area with firepit. There’s also a recreation room for rainy days.
There are plenty more RV parks just a short distance away, making it easy to find a spot to set up camp with your rental RV near Fulton, NY.
Exploring the City
Visit the Fulton bandstand, known locally as “The Gazebo”, for summer musical concerts overlooking the Oswego River. There’s a great variety of music and this attraction is extremely popular with locals and tourists alike. Take a stroll downtown and hit the stores in the Canalview Center Mall or enjoy refreshments at one of the city’s many eateries. From seafood suppers to Chinese restaurants, Fulton offers a wide range of cuisines to suit every taste and budget. Stock up on supplies or stay the night with your Fulton RV rental at the nearby Walmart Supercenter.
Visit Bullhead Point for fishing off the picturesque pier and take a stroll around Lake Neatahwanta or along the Oswego River. Farther upstream, you can play a few rounds at the golf course in town. For those who prefer to live life in the fast lane, there’s the Fulham Speedway, a clay, high-banked, ?-mile oval racing track. With regular special events and racing, the atmosphere is electric and makes for a great night out, with food and beer available.
If you’re interested in the local history of the area, the Friends of History in Fulton is a local history museum housed in an Italianate-style house with local historical artifacts and industrial exhibits. Guided tours are also available.
Fulton is an excellent place to rent an RV for your next upstate New York vacation, providing you with a great base to relax before going on to explore the many state parks and attractions just a few hours away.