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Old 02-14-2012, 02:39 PM   #1
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Recommend a Good CG Upsate NY

We are attending a wedding this July in Upstate NY, specifically near Rush NY. (South of Rochester) We would like to make this an opportunity to take a longer camping experience so Iím asking if anyone can tell of a nice campground near Rush / Honeoye Falls NY. The campground can be with utilities or a dry site, we have a generator available. My call goes out to forum member for a CG recommendation.
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:41 PM   #2
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I would recommend Letchworth State Park, near Castile, NY. They call it the grand Canyon of the East. Very scenic and very nice camping spots.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:44 AM   #3
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After camping south of Rochester, we recommend that you stop for a few days in Watkins Glen, NY. The New York Finger Lakes area is a favorite. There is a nice state park there with a scenic hike through the gorge. It is also NYS wine country with lots of vineyards and restaurants.

In Avon. NY stop at Tom Wahls Restaurant for a white hot.
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I think the SP in Watkins Glen is Robert Tremaine (sp?) State Park. Rented a cabin there in my pre-TT days. Nice place, pet friendly, close to the wineries. Great fishing on either Seneca Lake (W.G) or Cayuga Lake (Ithaca.) Taughannock Falls SP is on the west shore of Cayuga Lake, beautiful gorge and waterfall (higher than Niagara!) but not sure about the size of their campsites for TTs, we had a popup back then.
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I think the SP in Watkins Glen is Robert Tremaine (sp?) State Park. Rented a cabin there in my pre-TT days. Nice place, pet friendly, close to the wineries. Great fishing on either Seneca Lake (W.G) or Cayuga Lake (Ithaca.) Taughannock Falls SP is on the west shore of Cayuga Lake, beautiful gorge and waterfall (higher than Niagara!) but not sure about the size of their campsites for TTs, we had a popup back then.
The state park in Watkins Glen is Watkins Glen State Park. Very nice camping. It is at the southern of Seneca Lake. Robert Tremain State Park is outside of Ithaca, NY. They have a great swimming hole in the creek but camping is close together and not so nice. Taughannock Falls SP is north of Ithaca on the west side of Cayuga Lake. We have never seen their camping area. Finally, Buttermilk Falls SP is close to Robert Tremain SP - unsure about their camping.

In Corning, NY south of Watkins Glen has a nice glass museum that is worth a visit.

While the original poster was not really asking this - it is such a nice area I encourage everyone to visit there.
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There is also a KOA in Watkins Glen that is nice. Another choice is the Darien Lake Campground at the Darien Lake Theme Park. Nice park and a good time for the kids. I also have to second both Watkins Glen and Letchworth. Beautiful scenery at both spots.
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If you are looking for something like a KOA there is one outside of Canadaigua. That is closer to Rush than other places at the south end of the lakes. If you are going to spend some time and see the sites Watkins Glen and Ithaca have some beautiful places.
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We have a Letchworth trip booked for August this year. We have never been there yet We love Watkins Glen. Yes the sites at must NY state CC are tight but the scenic hiking trails make up for it
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:14 PM   #10
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What a nice group of people that belong to this forum. Thank you all for the CG tips. We will start our investigating of each recommendation and add each CG to my our "must visit" list, whether it be this summer or another.

It appears that Letchworth State Park would be the closest location.

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