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Old 02-21-2015, 04:24 PM   #31
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We love the finger lakes region in NY. There are lots of campgrounds (we've never stayed at any) and great state parks ( we stayed at many!) There are the Seneca Lake Wine trail, Cayuga Lake Wine trail, and the wineries around the Keuka lake. We've Been visiting wineries there for 10 years and I don't think we've been to them all! Seriously, there are so many wineries. Oh, and a camping world near Bath, NY!
Any suggestions on the state campgrounds?

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Old 02-21-2015, 07:24 PM   #32
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Any suggestions on the state campgrounds?

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Oh my, where do I start.... Robert Treman has a swimming hole, great hiking and falls, is minutes from Ithaca & big name stores, Taughannock Falls has great hiking, nice falls (one taller than Niagra) is close to Ithaca, but closer to the wineries than Treman. Ithaca Brewery is closer to Treman - great Apricots Wheat beer if you like that drink. Both Treman and Taughannock have some electric sites. Taughannock sites are smaller. I can just get my 31'tt in only a few.

A little farther west is Watkins Glen..nice campground, great hiking. The park is nice, but a bit too commercial/crowded at times. The town is nice as well. Between Watkins Glenn and Sampson state park are about a zillion wineries and a few breweries. Sampson State park is awesome, some sites are almost a quarter acre! Its right on Senaca lake so can be a bit cool at times. There are miles and miles of roads to bike as the park was a Navy base. Also on the park is a marina and military museum staffed by WW2 vets. Oh, head north from the park and you might see white whitetail deer inside the fenced military base. Sampson is farther from the majority of wineries but there are two 6 miles north of the park the rest are south near Watkins Glenn or east towards Taughannock Falls.

We've never stayed in the parks on the Northern part of the finger lakes.

We like all the parks we've stayed in. All are clean, are reasonably patrolled by park police, usually quiet and cheap. Limited electric sites and no sewer or water hook ups are a downer for some people.

Other parks, though not necessarily close to wineries, are Letchworth, Filmore Glenn & Keuka Lake state park. Keuka lake park is North of a handful of wineries and breweries.
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:24 AM   #33
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Misty Mountain Camp Resort in Virginia does wine tours of several vineyards straight from the campgrounds We have quite a few Also they dew brewery tours. That way you don't have to worry about driving
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loving all this... sounds like we will have to visit Traverse City! has anyone done Niagara region in Ontario?
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Have done the Niagara region in Ontario several times. The most memorable was several years ago. We went to Niagara Falls late Nov. and did the wine tour. Stopped at Stone Church and had ice wine in front of the fireplace. Left the winery with several bottles of ice wines and a 12 bottles of red and 12 bottles of white.
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:26 PM   #36
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Sure would like to read some posts from the West Coast areas also. I mean really... CALIFORNIA, OREGON and WASHINGTON!!!!!
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:40 PM   #37
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Harvest Hosts is great. Many wineries, farms, growers, etc. are in the network. Free stay for a night (or two if you ask) and nice folks at every one of the places.

Big John, have you joined and had good expierences with what is offered for the 40ty bucks. My concern would be "I paid 40 bucks for this". Just interested in first hand knowledge. Sounds like a possible alternative to a walmart now and then. I would think that route is more interesting, as you travel the country and expierence all that is out there.
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Misty Mountain Camp Resort in Virginia does wine tours of several vineyards straight from the campgrounds We have quite a few Also they dew brewery tours. That way you don't have to worry about driving

That looks like one to add to my list of places I want to go. Not much for wine, but I'll jump right on a brewery tour! Thanks!
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:14 PM   #39
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Hagerman, ID.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...86475890,d.cGU

1000 springs campground just up HWY 30 towards Buhl, ID.

Sunny slope area just out of Marsing, ID.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...86475890,d.cGU

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I suggest you contact the Winery in the area you wish to visit and ask about their amenities.
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Ford Idaho, Thanks for the info.
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