Best of Philly

Best Place to Camp

2019 Best Easy Camping

The Yurts at Tuscarora State Park

Two hours northwest of Center City are a handful of yurts (with kitchens and electric!) that sit among the trees in this pretty state park. And the bathrooms are a one-minute walk away, which is merciful, considering that there are bears in these parts. Bring a flashlight. Read More »

687 Tuscarora Park Road, Barnesville, PA Website

2018 Best Alternative to Camping

A-Frame by Lokal

How to camp in 2018: Book this three-bedroom, two-bath Jersey cabin nestled on two and a half secluded acres an hour from Philly, where instead of tents and sleeping bags, you get Rival Bros. coffee, fire pits, a private beach along the Maurice River, and cool Scandinavian interior design. Read More »

3 Penny Lane, Dorchester, NJ | 267-702-4345 | Website

2017 Best Easy Camping

French Creek State Park

The park—just an hour from City Hall—sits in the largest chunk of forest between New York and D.C. and has 35 miles of trails, two lakes for fishing and boating (rentals available), a vast swimming pool, and disc golf and orienteering courses. As for the sleeping arrangements, if pitching a tent is a bit too rustic, modern cabins and even some yurts are available to rent. Read More »

843 Park Road, Elverson, PA | 610-582-9680 | Website

2013 Best Place to Camp

The Pine Barrens

With five county parks to choose from in this expansive 1.1-million acre region of Southern New Jersey, there are camping options for every skill level, whether youre an experienced adventurer or barely know how to pitch a tent. (And yes, some sites have flushing toilets, for those who arent ready to submit entirely to nature.) You wont be bored, thanks to plenty of biking, kayaking and canoeing options. Just be warned: This is the land of the Jersey Devil. Read More »

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