New Waterfront Glamping Adventure at Only Canal Side Getaway Opens in New York
Glamp on the water at the only canal side getaway in New York State.
Get away from it all at Camp Rockaway on the Champlain Canal with all the comforts of home. Your waterfront glamping experience includes a safari style pre-pitched tent on a raised wood platform. Each tent has a queen-size bed with a memory foam mattress, side tables with solar lights, pillows, linens, extra blankets, towels, and cleaning supplies.
Sit back and enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature on a deck with lounge chairs or take a nap in a shaded back porch hammock. Make memories around the fire pit. Enjoy a meal at the picnic-and-grill area. Need extra room? Add a pup tent for an additional sleeping area.
There's also a supply store, cell phone charging station, bathroom and shower facilities, and games to pass the time like cornhole. All you need at the only canal-side getaway in New York is your overnight bag.
Camp Rockaway opens May 28 but you can reserve your tent now. The season will run through September 8, but could be extended through early October.
This new glamping experience is part of Governor Andrew Cuomo's $300 million Reimagine the Canals initiative that is revitalizing the Canal corridor as a tourism and recreation destination.
Expanding Water Recreation: A new water course with whitewater rafting at the north end of Cayuga Lake near Seneca Falls, will rely on existing water control infrastructure to construct an active water sports course next to the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge.
Adapting Industrial Property for New Uses: A canal side pocket neighborhood will be developed at a former industrial property in Canastota along the Old Erie Canal.
Celebrating "Iconic Infrastructure": Interactive, hydro-powered illumination of Canal "movable dams" - initially in Amsterdam and Canajoharie in the Mohawk River valley - will celebrate the Canal's heritage and its history as an engineering marvel.
Connecting Communities: The "Brockport Loop" project in Monroe County will connect SUNY College at Brockport to the Empire State Trail and the village of Brockport through the transformation of a canal guard-gate into a pedestrian bridge and overlook, with a supporting grant of $2 million from the Ralph Wilson Foundation.
Developing Destination Accommodations: The historic Guy Park Manor, on the Mohawk River in Amsterdam, will be reborn as a hospitality destination. A pedestrian bridge built across the Canal lock will provide access to additional overnight accommodation along the Empire State Trail on the opposite side of the river.