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BLAZE >> Backpacking Gay Men of NYC Message Board › Camping around NYC?

Camping around NYC?

user 14156931
New York, NY
Post #: 1
Hello fellow backpackers,

A silent member in this group, I hope to be able to join a hike one day soon.

In the meantime, I have a camping question for the group: I would like to go camping this coming Saturday. I'm looking for a place reachable via public transportation (MTA preferred, doesn't have to be too far out there). Would ideally be great to have some privacy, or at least not camp in a row of tents. A short hike the following day would be nice, but not a must, mostly just looking to get out to nature and relax, can easily spend the following day laying around in the sun.

Can anyone recommend a spot?
Someone recommended Twin Island Preserve in Pelham Bay park, or Bear Mountain, but I couldn't find easy information online - any recommendations about these, or other sites?

Thank you very much!!

A former member
Post #: 8
Gateway National Recreation Area.

They have two campsites open right now I think.

Brooklyn and Sandy Hook, NJ.
A former member
Post #: 11
Curious to know what you have found. Thanks.
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