In a city as inexhaustibly diverse and adventure-filled as New York, it’s easy to forget that there’s a whole world just beyond the five boroughs. But on those occasions when you crave an out-of-town excursion, a slice of small-town life or a brush with nature, the options are endless. We offer a list of ten quick escapes just outside NYC.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that where the urban jungle ends, the unblemished wilderness begins. The Adirondacks are vast, beautiful and serene; the perfect landscape for exploring by foot, canoe or skis. They are also host to some famously idilic camping spots, and for New Yorkers who like to buffer nature with a little home comfort, Camp Orenda’s Canvas Cabins fit the bill. Each abode comes with rustic décor (think wooden beds with cozy comforters, tree-stump nightstands, and wood-burning stoves), plus they’re fitted with convenient electrical outlets, so you can keep your iPhone charged and the Spotify jams playing.
Camp Orenda, 90 Armstrong Road, Johnsburg, NY, USA, +1 518 251 5001