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Old 07-31-2015, 12:56 PM   #15
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Ontario County Parks has a really nice but little-known campground on a high hill near the west side Canandaigua Lake. There's a great overlook and close to lots of activity, including a fantastic scenic route along the lake. Gannett County Park: Ontario County, NY - Official Website
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Old 07-31-2015, 06:29 PM   #16
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Keuka Lake State Park is also very nice and close to several wineries.
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Old 08-01-2015, 08:04 AM   #17
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I have looked on line and it appears that all state campgrounds are solidly booked for most of August. I will begin calling to State's rec line to see if anything is available. I also looked at some commercial sites. I thought they were either to expensive or farther then I wanted to travel.
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Sometimes you can book two spots back to back to gain more time in one park. Then day of "move" talk to the ranger. They may be able to work things out. Also, if there are no hookups, you may have to go dump/fill anyway after a few days.
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The NASCAR race at Watkins Glen is August 9th so that will complicate availability that weekend. You might have better luck looking for reservations in the following weekends.
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It's a little north of the Finger Lakes, but I second Bob's recommendation of Letchworth State Park. We went there 30+ years ago and have wanted to get back ever since!
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It's a little north of the Finger Lakes, but I second Bob's recommendation of Letchworth State Park. We went there 30+ years ago and have wanted to get back ever since!
You bet....it's also a 'Leaf Peep'n' destination in the Fall. It follows the Genesee River, you can enter at either end and exit at the opposite.

You can also do your Wine Tasting at the Glen Iris Inn


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Old 08-02-2015, 07:41 AM   #22
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Finger Lake NY Camping Recommendations

We're headed to Watkins Glen next weekend for the NASCAR race. Everything will be booked up, but they will be working on the track after NASCAR weekend so that should slow things down. We've stayed at Watkins Glen state park - highly recommend but not a lot of RV friendly sites especially if you have a bigger trailer. The Watkins Glen koa is very nice if you like koa's. We stayed at the Holiday Hill Campground when it was a KOA, it's not a KOA anymore but it was a nice clean park when we stayed there. Letchworthis a beautiful park too! If your willing to stay outside of the finger lakes but still in that part of NY we really like Hamlin Breech and Lakeside Beach state parks (although lakeside beach doesn't actually have a beach)

Make sure to check out the Corning museum of glass. We enjoyed the museum of western art and the Market Street Brewery restaurant is fantastic. The windmill market has lots of neat stuff.

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I want to thank everyone for their input on sites in the Finger Lakes. Howevr there seems to be lot going on at this time in the area and sites are hard to come by. Some are further then we want to travel. I wanted to do it in a day so it looks like I will now search PA.
Again thanks for the input.
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Just got back from that area, and have been before. We like Taughannic Falls state park Taughannock Falls State Park - NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation near Trumansburg (12 miles north of Ithaca), but they do not have hookups. But it is cool at night, so no AC needed. This park was booked, so we had to stay at Spruce Row Campsite Spruce Row Campground & RV Park - Ithaca, NY. Camping in the Finger Lakes , a large, private campground. Some of the sites are pretty crowded, and it was busy park with lots of kids and a lot of seasonal units (some looked permanent to me). Not my cup of tea, but it did have hookups and shade, and availability.

A must do in the area is the hike through Enfield Glen at Robert H. Treman State .. amazing stone trail through a rocky canyon, looks like something out of elf kingdom in Lord of the Rings! You can access from the top or the bottom of the mountain, I suggest top part and just walk down as far as you like and return by same trail. Treman has campground too at bottom, but I don't know anything about it.
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