One of the best things about fall in Western New York is going camping.
For the most part, it's still nice enough to be out in nature without a lot of heavy gear, but also the major summer heat is long gone. With the heat having moved out of the area, that makes those evening campfires even more appealing.
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While I love tent camping in the middle of nowhere, I know that's not for everyone. Sometimes you want the fun of camping, but the luxury of a hotel. Which, I guess, is where the concept of glamping came from.
A portmanteau of "glamorous" and "camping", and describes a style of camping with amenities and, in some cases, resort-style services not usually associated with "traditional" camping. Glamping has become particularly popular with 21st century tourists seeking the luxuries of hotel accommodation alongside "the escapism and adventure recreation of camping".
If finding a campsite in the middle of the woods isn't for you, and you find yourself looking for something a little more opulent, there we have found a few places around Western New York that might fit the bill.
Give these places a look if you find yourself in the market to go glamping over the new couple of months.
Check Out This Unbelievable Camping Site in WNY
This awesome campsite in the Lockport area boasts 3 full hook-up campsites with showers for men and women, along with an on-site pond and a great pavilion.
Awesome Yurt On Grand Island
If you poke around on Airbnb you'll find this great Yurt on Grand Island that would make for a nearly perfect glamping weekend. Sitting right on the edge of Lake Erie and the Niagara River this Yurt sleeps four (4) and has all the luxury things you'd expect.
Six Flags Darien Lake Guest Houses & Lodge On The Lake
It's not just an amusement park, it's also one of the top local locations to go
camping glamping. The Lodge On The Lake boasts more than 150 rooms and a heated outdoor pool right in the woods, along with 13 guest houses, and more than 50 cabins.
Wherever you decide to go camping, just make sure you don't forget anything.