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Posted: 02/14/20 08:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are looking for a location outside of the NYC craziness where we can park, take the toad to a commuter station and then ride into the city to see things like the Colbert Show.

Any suggestions or ideas?


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We stayed at Liberty Harbor RV. Does not have much, but is very close to everything.


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Liberty Harbor and Croton Point are the two that come up again and again. Liberty Harbor is quicker to get into the city; Croton Point (in Westchester County) is a half hour walk or a quick drive out the gate to get to commuter rail, and then the better part of an hour to get to Grand Central.

Croton Point has nicer sites (trees, a little room, etc.)





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Liberty Harbor. You can walk to the subway station that takes you across the river to NY. Great views. Manhattan, statue of liberty, etc. We stayed there for 4th of july several years ago. That was a great show. Gravel sites. More like a parking lot, but hookups. Not a resort, but it works for the purpose.


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Keep your expectations in check when staying at Liberty Harbor. Basically its a parking lot, W/E with dumpstation, some amenities. As mentioned no need to drive, walking distance to PATH subway and NYC. We stayed off season to ecsape the heat. [emoticon]

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WOW, thank you everyone so much. This is great

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Liberty Harbor is a BIG PARKING LOT with water/electric, but it is the closest to NYC, has easy train access. It has NO camping feel, so don't expect any of that. It is easy to get into the city and back out without having to ride a bus or train for over an hour.

So far, I've kept the fam away from there for about 4 years, but I figure next year is going to be a definite. I detest NYC and if I never had to go again, I'd be tickled.


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I feel you, the last time I was in NYC, Woodstock was going on. Our ship went there for Fleet Week or something and I didn't even know about it until we were back in FL.

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Here's another vote for Liberty Harbor despite its basic-ness. The money and time you save will virtually add a free day to your stay, compared to staying farther outside the city and taking time and money for commuting, parking, etc. The subway (NY PATH) runs frequently (and until very late at night) and is much cheaper than any other parking or transit option.


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I'll also recommend Liberty Harbor. This was our view from our spot.

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