Meredith C.
Maplewood, NJ
Joined June 2018
Always finding a way to get outside and into the woods.
I'd live here

Easily my favorite campsite in the Northeast! Operated by the Green Mountain Club caretaker who lives onsite, this campsite costs only $5 per person per night. There's a big 3-wall cabin with room for at least 12, several tent platforms, and there's even a composting privy (#2 only)!! The pond is surprisingly warm for its altitude and it's home to two Common Loons. Water is available at a creek and a spring nearby. There's a huge jumping rock on the far side of the pond.

Great hiking and scenery

Haven't gotten the chance to camp here yet, but will definitely do so this summer. Fantastic loop hike near some amazing hidden lakes. One downside is there were obviously people who had visited and didn't understand what LEAVE NO TRACE means. We'll bring a trashbag next time.

Easily accessible by car or train from NYC and NJ

Been here a dozen times! Great hiking for all abilities. Free camping at stone shelters. Beautiful lakes all over the place.

The AMC camp in Harriman is fantastic too! Those are reserved and paid cabins and platforms.

Great escape in the NYC metro area

My husband and I have stayed here several times, but the last time was the best! We stayed 2 nights in Cabin Z for our anniversary getaway and we loved having the whole place to ourselves. The pit latrines were clean, the water spigots worked fine, and there was plenty of wildlife to see roam through the surrounding areas. It was home away from home.