Good camping between NYC and DC

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Aug 4th, 2004, 10:40 AM
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Good camping between NYC and DC

Hi there, I live in NYC and my boyfriend lives in DC. We were hoping to go hiking/camping for a long weekend somewhere between our two cities. He has a car, so getting there wouldn't be an issue. We would like someplace not too far from either city, where we can hike and camp on our own (not in campgrounds). Obviously we are also hoping for a place that isn't overly popular, so it's not too crowded. Anyone know of a good area?
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Aug 5th, 2004, 07:38 AM
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With a smile on my face, I can't help but ask if you are new to the NYC/DC metropolis?The only spot that comes to mind would be the Appalachian Trail just west of Gettysburg,PA.There are nearby accessible expressways from both cities. I would recommend that you meet on Rte. 30 at the Caledonia (PA) State Park and head south towards Harpers Ferry, WV-beautiful!.
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Aug 5th, 2004, 01:08 PM
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The Caledonia suggestion is an excellent one. The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club is headquartered in DC: Go here on the web: http://www.patc.net/index.htm .

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