Watkins Glen State Park
Watkins Glen State Park Campground is home to really gorgeous cliffs and waterfalls. Sure beats the city's pools, huh? But, if swimming isn't totally your thing, you can also take advantage of the boat rentals, baseball fields, and biking paths. Either way, pack with a less-is-more attitude. Think: a one-piece suit that doubles as a tank top. How summer are you?
Maybe your idea of camping is always being within walking distance of the train. You know, just in case you decide you're not into the whole bears-and-bugs thing. In that case, here's the perfect camping outfit for the novice outdoorswoman. Keep it simple with flattering sweats and a touch of arm swag. Plus, the brightly colored band will help friends find you if you get lost, newbie.
Oquaga Creek State Park
Oquaga Creek State Park is just three hours from New York but you probably won't be entirely sure of where you are. It feels that different from the city. There are places to pitch a tent and cabins for campers that want some shelter that's not so DIY. Make sure you pack a bathing suit and sneaks because you'll want to run or swim along the 55-acre beach encircling the lake.
Okay, so you're understandably a little thrown by the intense monicker of this camping destination. But, hear us out: The Catskills are the ideal place to get both R&R and a little exercise. This gigantic campground in the scenic Catskill Forest Preserve has everything from trailer setups to fishing amenities. Best of all, it's got hiking paths to some of the highest points in New York state. For that, we suggest packing serious boots and breathable clothes for your fashionable ascent.