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DrewE

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Posted: 06/13/18 03:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Newburgh is a bit better than Normandy Farms for touring NYC, but it's still a good ways out and you'd still spend a few hours each day you're in the city getting there and back.

Croton Point or Liberty Harbor would make more sense for the NYC part of the time, Liberty Harbor particularly for the city proper. I would pack up and move between the Hyde Park area and the NYC area sites. I will also add that I tend to do very little to set up and break camp, so moving around is not too big an ordeal for me compared to some other RVers who prefer to set up and enjoy their outdoor mats, grills, gazebo tents, chairs, pink flamingos, etc.





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We stayed at Liberty Harbor and spent 3 days. Did city tour, broadway show, and other sightseeing. This was probably bare minimum. We took the train, or whatever it's called into Manhattan. Just a few blocks walk from Liberty Harbor.


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Best way I could describe Liberty Harbor is an asphalt parking lot with RV hookups surrounded by congested urban area. However it is the most convenient place to stay for visiting New York City. You will likely be exhausted after a long day of seeing all the tourist traps New York has to offer, and you will appreciate being mearly 2 miles away from your RV when you decide you have had enough for the day


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Posted: 06/14/18 09:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On the 1-10 scale, Liberty Harbor is 1-5-10.
Getting in through Jersey City from the north is always a headache and gets worse each year. Last year we were chugging down the left lane and suddenly met a sign "Vehicles over 12' go right".
Boat access to Wall Street in rush hours. PATH service is 15 minute walk away and goes to WTC or Pennsylvania Station area.
We usually stay 2 weeks -- a 3 week stay left us exhausted.


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Metro North train station stop is right in the center of our town and it's about a hour ride into grand central station. We go four or five times a year to see a show have dinner with friends and love it around Christmas time. I have stayed at Normandy Farms and that is a hike from there to the city.


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mike brez wrote:

Metro North train station stop is right in the center of our town and it's about a hour ride into grand central station. We go four or five times a year to see a show have dinner with friends and love it around Christmas time.

What RV park is there?

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Posted: 06/15/18 07:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Newburgh KOA used to have a daily tour to NYC visiting SOL, TS, ESB, BW. Was very reasonable and included admission.





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Retired JSO wrote:

Newburgh KOA used to have a daily tour to NYC visiting SOL, TS, ESB, BW. Was very reasonable and included admission.


Let's see... [emoticon]

SOL = Statue of Liberty, I assume
TS = Times Square probably
ESB = Empire State Building most likely
BW = ... ummm ... [emoticon]

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RVcrazy wrote:

We are trying to figure out how many days to allow for the NYC area. We want to see Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty, The Met & Time’s Square as well as a few other attractions. We plan on staying at Normandy Farms & taking a hop on hop off tour to connect us with the major attractions. We also plan on visiting the Hyde Park area for FDR homes & others as well as several more historic homes north of Tarryrown. How much time would you suggest? Thanks!


As most have suggested Liberty Harbor is the Spot for NYC, as it is the easiest/closest/into the city - Use only public transportation - if I were you I'd allocate a day for each attraction you are trying to See, trust me the City of New York is a really BIG National Park.

IMHO it will take time to get to - see and enjoy each , and there will be so many things you will discover while there, that you will fill every day full.

The Empire State Building is a MUST DO at Night, along with the fact that there is so Much to See and do in the evenings.

You do not say How Much Time you Have? Coming from the West Coast I'd guess you will have allocated at least a week, IMHO you will need it. As you bump down the East Coast try to make it to the Beaches - Delaware Seashore SP - or so many other options - Just use the satellite feature on the map to seethe beaches you can get to.

A few other spots many miss in a visit to the East Coast - Great Lakes - Upstate NY - Williamsburg - Blue Ridge Parkway - Asheville - Lake Toxaway area outside the Smokies - Hilton Head - Jekyll Island, Ga..........On an On.

As we have lived on the East Coast for most of the Last 50 years, the Three Things that we have enjoyed the most - DC - National Sites - Beaches, mostly Delaware and Maryland - Mountains, Rocky Gap, MD - Upstate NY - Lake Toxaway.

Issue is we also discovered the Rockies so ..........hard to be in just one place.

Sorry to get carried away, but you will need to have a lot of time - East Coast is BIG - Traffic is Terrible - Driving takes a real PLAN - CampGrounds are seldom really Good - Beach is Great!

Hope this is of some help,

edit - This should be of some help - This may help in your NYC Adventure

* This post was edited 06/16/18 05:14am by Busskipper *


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We have already done DC once, Williamsburg, Charleston, Savanna, St Augustine etc. This trip is primarily to cover the NE & NY state. Since someone said Liberty Harbor May close, we are not planning on it. We are open to a hotel for a few days, leaving the RV in Newburgh to save transit time. We will do the day tour from the park if offered. We are mostly now trying to get a feel for how many days to allow for NYC downtown. We will want to do Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty, Time’s Square, 9/11 Memoral etc as well of the Metropolitan. It sounds like the bus from the park is a good overview, but won’t replace extra time at some attractions. How long would you allow if staying at a motel for Manhattan & midtown areas. Thanks!

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