overnight camping trips from Manhattan?
April 7, 2014 10:08 PM Subscribe
Two of my friends want to go on an overnight camping trip starting from Manhattan, but separately. So I'm looking for one place where we could camp overnight that's within a 30-60 mile bike ride of public transportation, and another place where we could camp overnight that's within a few miles' walk of public transportation. The bike site could be either a prepared camp site or just a place where people won't mind us pitching a tent; the walking site really has to be approved for camping. Does the hive mind have any suggestions?
posted by d. z. wang to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
A little about us:
Bike guy is a pretty outdoorsy person: used to race bikes, hiked part of the Appalachian Trail recently. He's probably looking for a hard ride in at least one direction.
Walking guy isn't much of a hiker but he seems to have a fair amount of camping experience from these week-long canoe trips in the back end of Ontario.
I did a couple of out-and-back overnight trips in Chicago where I'd basically ride my bike out for a day, camp out overnight, and come back the next day. I'm down with the biking and not so much with the walking.
I think for the biking trip we'd like the ride to be a significant part of the experience, but for the hiking trip we're more looking to spend a day sitting in a pretty meadow chatting and napping.
Both walking guy and I have some knee issues that prevent us from walking more than a few miles fully loaded, which is why the camp site has to be so close to public transportation.