Jersey City, NJ
Ellis Island is an example of America?s immigrant history. Once the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954, it is now home to an immigration museum which showcases the cultural heritage of those that came to the U.S. You can also visit the statue of Liberty.
Nickerson Beach Park
New York, NY
Only a twenty minute drive from Hempstead, New York will take you to the famous, white sand beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy the preserved natural beauty of a tranquil seaside without giving up modern conveniences at Nickerson Beach Park, convenient to both Long Beach and several green spaces along the coast. Guests are welcome to experience swimming, hiking or bird-watching along this lovely seaside, which is also a nature preserve for local flora and fauna. Some parts of the beach may be closed off at certain times of the year to protest nesting seabirds. Amenities at this venue include a food concession, two swimming pools, a seaside pitch and putt, several fields for team sports like soccer, a skate park, a fully accessible comfort station, and barbecue and picnic facilities. The campground also hosts special events on holidays. The park is designed for both tents and RVs, and has 74 RV sites with water and electrical hookups. 66 of those sites also have sewage hookups.
Thomas Paine Cottage
New Rochelle, NY
If American history is one of your interests you should visit the Thomas Paine Cottage when you are in New Rochelle, New York. Paine?s eloquent writing played an essential role in the American Revolution. Thomas Paine Cottage is the last structure in North America that the Founding Father owned as his home and is open to the public as an historic house museum. The Cottage contains some of the few artifacts still in existence that were once owned by Thomas Paine: a simple chair and a cast-iron stove given to Paine by Ben Franklin himself. The Cottage is located on the last two acres of a 300 acre farm awarded to Paine by a grateful New York State for his services in the struggle for independence. The site also includes the Sophia Brewester One-room Schoolhouse, the oldest free-standing school in New Rochelle. The front room of the Cottage is set up to reflect what life was like during the 18th century.
Libeerty Harbor RV Park
Jersey City, NJ
Would you like to explore Mount Vernon in New York? The nearest RV Park is just 17 miles away in Jersey City, with easy access into New York. It's called Liberty Harbor Park, and you can be assured of a warm welcome here. You get full hookup, restrooms with showers, a laundry facility, and 24-hour security. There is also a rrestaurant and bar, so if you don't feel like cooking or venturing out, you will be able to get good food on site. On a nice day, relax outside your RV with a view of the New York skyline. You will be able to see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Liberty Science Center, and Liberty State Park. Don't forget to bring your camera. There are daily bus tours from here to New York City, and there is a ferry from Monday through Friday. Once in Mount Vernon, there are plenty of shops, bars, and restaurants to keep you occupied. For the history buffs amongst you, don't miss visiting St. Paul's Church National Historic Site.
Croton Point Park
Croton Point Park is nestled on a small peninsula that stretches into the Hudson River about 25 miles northwest of Greenwich. The park is 500 acres of peaceful, forested riverside, and provides space for both tents and RVs. There are several full-service RV hookups, but only with 30 amps. Several options for recreational activities exist literally steps away from your doorstep at Croton Point Park, including boating, fishing, and hiking. There?s also a boat launch if you?re hauling your own watercraft. Croton Point Park also has a nature center that hosts weekly events and organizes other programs throughout the year. The site itself is conveniently located near the junction of Interstate 9A and the Hudson River Line, making public transit readily available if you want to go to nearby cities like New York, or any of the other outlying New England communities. Iconic locations like Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown mark the way south to Yonkers, the Bronx, and finally Manhattan.
Black Bear Campground, New York
Follow a fabled and scenic road through some of New York state?s most iconic landmarks to find Black Bear Campground, nestled in the forested countryside near no less than two state parks. Starting in White Plains, the route east along Interstate 294 takes you past Tarrytown of Sleepy Hollow fame, over the Hudson River, and finally through the vast expanse of Harriman State Park to reach the campground in scenic Orange County. This is the closest full-service RV park to New York City, but the wooded environment and quiet ambiance never gives that away. There?s plenty of tourist information available on the site, for both the city and the surrounding wilderness, and while visiting you can enjoy plenty of modern amenities. Every spacious site has full utility hookups, fire rings, and picnic tables. The venue is connected to several hiking trails and nature walks, and if you want to relax near your home on wheels, there?s a swimming pool, game room, basketball court, and scheduled special events hosted by the park.
Liberty Science Center
Jersey City, NJ
Located on Liberty State Park, this interactive science museum has much to offer. Many science exhibits that will educate and inspire, the largest IMAX Dome theater in the United States, numerous educational resources, and the original Hoberman sphere, a silver, computer-driven engineering artwork.
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ
A green oasis with 1,212-acres, in the middle of an urban jungle. Visitors enjoy spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal, a historic transportation building can be found here. From here you can take Statue Cruises which offer ferries to Statue of Liberty National Monument, Ellis Island and Liberty Island.