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Old 05-28-2012, 06:08 PM   #1
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New York City area?

We are planning on looking at some lighthouses in New Jersey in late Sept. and would like to find a campground near New York City where we could get mass trans into the city for some sightseeing. Does anyone have a suggestion on a campground that would work for a couple of days.
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:13 PM   #2
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Liberty Harbor , Jersey City N J. The best for your purposes and for that matter almost the only , unless you want a long commute. Go to rvparkreviews for more info.
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Liberty is THEonly one in the area. One thing to remember don't make a wrong turn you will be sorry, if you get lost in the Hudson county area you may never get out without body damage, the streets are not rv friendly or for that matter they are not suv friendly they are more like Mini Cooper or Vespa friendly. You are better off staying in a campground in very north Jersey or very southern Jersey and driving to the metro area by car or, go to Maine to see lighthouses.
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I've been there 5 times and still intact. Directions to the CG are spot on. All you have to do is follow them. Yes there are pot holes in the side streets. Ever go to Alaska? If you don't venture out , you'll never get there.
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We have stayed at Liberty Harbor two times and did not have difficulty going to or from the RV park. We'll stay there again if we decide to visit NYC again. The park is about two blocks from the train systems and a ferry runs from a dock at the entrance to the park. Once in downtown NYC you can buy a two day or more pass for tourist buses - on/off where ever you want.
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Thanks for the replies. Liberty Harbor sounds like what we are looking for on that leg of our trip. We will stay in other campgrounds while viewing the lighthouses, doing day trips in B-I-Ls toad.

We did the Maine thing a couple of years ago. This time we are taking in the New Jersey lights.
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Ditto re Liberty Harbor. Very convenient, reasonable price, easy to get to.
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I will preface this post by saying I moved out of the NYC area about 6 years ago. But there was a ferry service that ran between Weehawken (not very far from the Liberty CG) and one of the NYC ferry terminals. From the NYC Terminal there was a bus route that was hop-on, hop-off that was all included in one price. I used the service a few times going to Broadway plays. I don't know if it is still in service or not, but worth checking in to. I think it might have been Liberty Ferry. They had stops all over Manhattan. Otherwise you can grab the PATH Train from Jersey City/Exchange Place station (stone's throw from the CG) to Manhattan's World Trade Center station (which would put you right by the WTC memorial) or 33rd Street which gets you closer to mid-town (in fact puts you in Times Square). if you want to go to the WTC Memorial, read thru this web page: http://www.911memorial.org/visit . You need passes and schedule a visitation time.
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Here is a thread on "Where to Stay"

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The ferry comes right to the CG. And there is the Path train 5 blocks away that will take you downtown or midtown. Both are still there.
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Liberty harbor.Can't beat this for location or view . The statue of liberty could be seen right from our site ! I was reading some reviews of the place and was kinda Leary about taking the family here on account of them saying was a sketchy neighborhood , but turned out just fine . Keep in mind it's no koa with activitys and such ,but great home base to sightsee and explore new York .
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Thanks for the heads up on Liberty Harbor.
There is another park in NYC called Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn,
but it does not hold a candle to Liberty Harbor.
The last I read, Bennett Field had no electric, no water and very hard to get to.
And they have the nerve to call it a campground.
It seems you have to drive city streets to get there, ONLY cars allowed on the
Belt Parkway, of course the Belt Parkway goes right by it.
Liberty Harbor gets my vote !
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