Camping Finishes Strong In New York

September 2, 2014 by   - () Comments Off on Camping Finishes Strong In New York

For most campgrounds, in New York, including Conesus Lake Campground in Livingston County, Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end of camping season, Time Warner Cable News reported.

Campground owner Don Bennett Jr. said every year for the past five years, he’s seen an increase of about 10% in business.

“We’ve noticed a big upturn in tent camping again where that had gone away for a little while,” said Bennett. “I really believe that with the economy the way it is, people are looking for more great family adventures, experiences, and they’re trying new things and I think camping is one of them.”

Bennett, who is also the Campground Owners of New York (CONY) president and CEO, said most of the other 350 privately owned campgrounds in the state have seen an upswing as well.

“I equate that to a lot of the different amenities that parks are continuing to add to entice parents to bring their kids out, to grandparents to bring their grandchildren out and families, so a lot of new experiences whether it be spray grounds, there’s a campground not too far in the Finger Lakes region that has a wellness center attached to it,” Bennett said. There’s a just a lot of great stuff going on at these campgrounds.”

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