Time to go camping was running out. Fall only lasted 3 weeks this year and we hadn’t spent a night in the woods. Our friends Chris and Dana found us a great car camping spot upstate only 2 hours from NYC, Mongaup Pond. We threw the basics in the car picked them up and headed out.
The camp grounds were full, we lucked out one of the last spots. But despite being able to see our neighbors easily it was incredibly peaceful, no one as too noises. A short walk around the grounds we found a handful of amazing sites we’ll aim to get next time we visit.
For dinner in aluminum foil we wrapped up 4 fillets of fish, and an assortment of onions, peppers, and tomatoes. Sitting along side them in the fire were two whole squashes. We discovered this technique while at a pig roast earlier in the year. The tough outside skin of the squash protects and seals in the moisture slow cooking the inside. After 20-25 minutes you pull out the squashes, cut down the middle and eat from inside.
The night was rounded out looking at the crystal clear stars over the lake.
The crisp temperatures kept everyone deep in their sleeping bags most of the morning. If Kleine hadn’t gotten restless I would have happily stayed put longer. Eggs and veg scramble and a few cups of coffee in-front of a roaring fire was perfect. The rangers who’d help enforce quiet time last night, were also quick to get out of our site on time this morning. By 11:30 we were out.
For lunch we stopped by Main Street Farm one town over. This little place has all sorts of groceries, sandwiches, soups and coffee. This is the place to stop for lunch on the way home.
Sites we recommend you try to book:
127 (super nice)