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From the April 2006 Conservationist

Breathe In, Camp Out

By Jessica Tompkins

A camper enjoys a fire at sunset

Too early to plan this year's camping trips? Think again.

Artic days are turning tepid, and thoughts are shifting from swishing slopes to trickling streams; from angels in the snow to sunbathing on sand. In short, spring is here.

Although spring would seem to be the ideal time for cabin-fever sufferers to reclaim the great outdoors, the facilities at some of the most breathtaking locations in New York State are actually under used during this season. Did you know that only about three percent of each season's camping...

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Photo: Bill Banaszewski