Camping Goes High Brow in New Vogue Story
Camping is one of the country’s most beloved outdoor activities. In fact, the camping industry was worth about $5 billion in 2013 alone. But although the typical image of outdoor camping shows people “roughing it” with hot dogs, bug spray, and s’mores over a campfire, a new type of camping has emerged in recent years that has even the most posh individuals heading for the hills.
Glamping, or glamour-camping, has been on the rise in recent years. Just recently, Vogue magazine ran a piece called “The Best Fall Camping Gear” that showed off all the new fancy camping accessories. As unusual as it seems for a fashion magazine to publish a camping guide, bohemian-friendly festivals like Coachella and Burning Man have influenced the fashion and camping industries alike. And this year, luxury camping experiences are bringing the runway into the tent.
The piece shows off runway models in boho-chic designer apparel, as well as hand-crafted (read: expensive) tents, cooking gear, designer leather boots, and luxurious sleeping bags and blankets. Does this sound like a camping trip you’ve ever been on?
While this may be the best way to coax hardcore urbanites into the wilderness for a weekend, doesn’t all of the fluff distract from the real spirit of camping? Leaving the comforts of civilization is one of the real reasons we go camping.
And with the country’s largest state park within their state’s borders, it’s a shame that more New Yorkers don’t explore Adirondack camping opportunities.
Really, you don’t need to wear designer clothes and sleep on a custom quilted mattress to have an awesome camping experience. Of course, everyone has a different way that they like to go camping. Some prefer to stay in cabins for rent, while others prefer to bring their RVs or sleep in a tent beneath the stars. There are accommodations for everyone.
At Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, a family campground in the Adirondacks, there are plenty of options for families to reconnect with nature, go on hikes or walks, or go fishing, but there are also activities on-site that provide the comforts of home.
Community dinners and arts and crafts are just some of the activities that Jellystone Park has on-site. And with a number of towns nearby, anything you need is just a short drive away. There are tourist shops and historical sights in the former Olympic host city, Lake Placid, as well as festivals in Lake George.
In the Adirondacks, you can have it all. So get in touch to learn more about our family friendly RV campground in the Adirondacks.