It’s February and the winter blahs are seriously setting in. The best way to break up the gray and dreary days? Hit the road to one of these 9 JS-approved getaways—all within 5 hours’ drive of New York City.
Getting off the grid shouldn’t mean going without electricity or clean sheets for days on end—or at least that’s what David Webb, founder of Camp Orenda, believes. His all-inclusive backcountry retreat in the Adirondack State Park is just four-hours’ drive from Manhattan and draws both pro- and novice campers to its private canvas “cabins” year-round. You can expect all the homegrown camping traditions from your childhood years (archery, hiking, cross-country skiing), with a few creature comforts thrown in the mix: meals cooked over an open-flame, treatments at the on-site spa and heated outdoor showers (yes, please).