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.
Croton Point Park Campground
A county run park this is the smart choice for families looking to visit New York City in a RV rental without all the crazy traffic and stress. located north of the city along the Hudson River the park offers full hookup RV sites that are easy to get in to and out of in a RV rental. Best news is that you can walk 1 mile to the train depot and ride the Metro North right in to Grand Central station. Return to your RV rental at night and relax in peace and quiet.
St. Paul's Church National Historic Site
Mount Vernon, NY
Are you interested in the Civil War? If so, head over to St. Paul's National Historic Site. The church was built in the early 18th century, and is one of New York's oldest parishes. After the Battle of Pell's Point in 1776, the church was used as a hospital, and then for six years, as a center for military development. In the early 20th century, industrialisation saw a decline in the upkeep of the church, but in 1942, the interior of the church was restored and now looks as it did in the 18th century. The church has a very old organ and free concerts are often held. Be sure to visit the cemetery next to the church. There are graves here dating as far back as 1704. There is a traditional museum on site, where you can watch a video about the church. There are also displays of battle scenes, and other artifacts relating to the Civil War. If you have kids with you, they will love the history scavenger hunt. Guided tours are also on offer. This church is well worth a visit.
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.
Nickerson Beach Park
New York, NY
Only a twenty minute drive from Hempstead, New York will take you to the famous, white sand beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy the preserved natural beauty of a tranquil seaside without giving up modern conveniences at Nickerson Beach Park, convenient to both Long Beach and several green spaces along the coast. Guests are welcome to experience swimming, hiking or bird-watching along this lovely seaside, which is also a nature preserve for local flora and fauna. Some parts of the beach may be closed off at certain times of the year to protest nesting seabirds. Amenities at this venue include a food concession, two swimming pools, a seaside pitch and putt, several fields for team sports like soccer, a skate park, a fully accessible comfort station, and barbecue and picnic facilities. The campground also hosts special events on holidays. The park is designed for both tents and RVs, and has 74 RV sites with water and electrical hookups. 66 of those sites also have sewage hookups.
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.
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.
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.