Local Area Attractions
New York City Tours (mid-May through mid-October)
Depart from the Newburgh/New York City North KOA on a modern climate controlled bus for your all day tour of "The Big Apple." Fully guided tour includes: Ferry to the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, South Street Seaport, Empire State Building Observatory, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, United Nations, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Avenue, and much, much more! All admissions are included. **Available Mid May-Mid October** Reservations are required. Tours are scheduled, rain or shine, with a minimum of 14 adults; however we reserve the right to cancel any tour and change, alter or modify the itinerary as conditions may warrant. All prices are subject to change without notice. Ages 13 and Up $105.00 Ages 5 to 12 $70.00 Ages 1 to 4 $40.00. Depart from the campground at 7:30 a.m. for your fully guided day in the "Big Apple."
First stop is Battery Park where you'll board the ferry for a New York City harbor tour that includes views of the NYC skyline , the Jersey shore, Ellis Island and breath taking , close -up views of the Statue of Liberty which is no longer open to the public in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Your narrated harbor tour will also take you past the historic South Street Seaport and to a river view of the Brooklyn Bridge. Once you are back on land, you will continue your tour of the lower Manhattan area, the tour guide will narrate through the various neighborhoods and districts that you will be traveling through, such as China Town, Little Italy, the garment and lighting districts. Your day will also include the chance to drive through Fifth Avenue with its iconic designer storefronts and see Central Park.
Our 2013 New York city tour will stop for lunch at Grand Central Station, celebrating it's 100 th anniversary. You'll find an array of ethnic restaurants and local favorites to choose from and also the opportunity to visit nearby locations like Times Square, Park Avenue, Bryant Park and the NYC Public Library.
One of the main stops of the day will be at the Empire State Building. Here you will have the chance to take the elevator ride to the 86 th floor observation deck. Enjoy breathtaking views of this spectacular city. The tour escort will also walk with you through Rockefeller Center. See where the Today Show is broadcast, the world famous ice skating rink, and Radio City Music Hall. If time permits, you may have the chance to stop in at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Your final stop of the day is on Broadway. Here you will have the chance to take pictures of the famous theaters, billboards, and Times Square. Every day is different in New York City. Your tour escort will make every effort to point out as much as possible, and answer all your questions. Your return to the campground should be between 6-6:30 p.m. You will be tired but be sure to stop in The Grape Outdoors wine store for a relaxing time of wine tasting and reminiscing your of NYC tour.
West Point Military Academy
Take an exciting, guided tour of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Tours depart from the Visitor’s Center. Learn about the schools importance and role in shaping the history of our country. See tributes to many of America’s great leaders, all once cadets at West Point. View one of the most breathtaking vistas in the world, the magnificent Hudson Valley, from a most scenic vantage point. 845-446-4724
Hyde Park: Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
Take a self-guided tour of the lifelong home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, our country’s 32nd President. Visit his grave site and walk through the Rose Garden area. The grounds also include the first Presidential library and museum. View the extensive displays on the lives and accomplishments of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. 845-229-5997 Click here to view the website for the Franklin D Roosevelt National Site.
Hudson River Cruises
Enjoy an interesting cruise on the scenic and historic Hudson River. View a variety of estates, lighthouses, vineyards, and natural landscapes from the pier itself. Narrated tours depart from the Rondout Landing in Kingston -- New York’s first capital. Before your cruise, be sure to visit the Hudson River Maritime Museum, also located at the Rondout Landing. Exhibits preserve the history and legacy of the Hudson River. 800-843-7472 Hudson River Adventures - The "Pride Of The Hudson" welcomes you aboard! Call for cruise information 845-220-2120 or access online: www.prideofthehudson.com/
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
Take a flight back in history to one of the world’s largest collections of vintage aircraft and automobiles. (1900-1940) Extensive museum is open daily from mid-May to mid-October, but the best time to visit is on the weekends from mid-June to mid-October. Every Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM you will be delighted with the Aerodrome’s own exciting air shows. Watch barnstorming daredevils, a WWI dog fight, or an exhibition of many other historic aircraft. End the day with your own ride in an open air cockpit biplane.845-752-3200.