Cherry Plain State Park RV & Campground Guide

New York

Cherry Plain State Park

is located in Petersburg, New York, and is bordered by a vast 4,153-acre conservation area that envelops the park. Cherry Plain is an excellent park to visit regardless of the season and visitors can enjoy numerous recreational activities, including hiking, hunting, biking, and camping. At Black River Pond, anglers can fish for bass and bullheads or use the boat launch to go kayaking or boating during a relaxing afternoon. If you would like to stay at the park overnight, there are campsites for tents and RVs, and cabins are available to rent. Some of the communities located nearby the park include Cherry Plain and Stephentown. 

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Weather
Spring 20-66 F
Summer 49-79 F
Fall 27-69 F
Winter 9-34 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Cherry Plain State Park

RVing is possibly the most comfortable method of camping. You have the privilege to experience a pleasant camping trip while having access to the amenities of city life. If you want the convenience and the privacy that comes with camping in an RV, you can rent one from RVshare.com. Once you decide which type of camping you prefer, you will have a better idea of which sort of campsite will be most suitable for you.

Alps Family Campground

Discover a campsite that's right for you with 100 options scattered throughout the park. Nightly rates start at $35 per night. Guests can rent a cabin on-site for a more sheltered overnight stay. Camping with an RV? Alps Family Campground provides plenty of full-hookup campsites for those who prefer to have electricity and running water. Both back-in and pull-through sites are available to accommodate RVs of all types and sizes. Once you get settled in, consider participating in a park activity like hayrides, basketball, or swimming for some outdoor fun.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Other features: Laundry facility, showers, bathrooms, arcade, playgrounds, swimming pool, hayrides, basketball area, softball field, and dump station

Broken Wheel Campground

This festive campground hosts weekend and seasonal events for its guests. From pot lucks and dances to parades and auctions, Broken Wheel Campground has a range of events you can attend. It's a great place to camp whether you are pitching a tent or parking an RV. Camping rates start at $29 per night; weekly rates begin at $174.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Other features: Showers, bathrooms, playgrounds, dump station, convenience store, and recreation hall

RV Rentals Near Cherry Plain State Park

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What to Do at
Cherry Plain State Park

Inside Cherry Plain State Park

If you own a boat, you can take it with you to the boat launch for a relaxing afternoon of boating. Need to borrow a boat? You can rent a kayak at $4 per hour or a rowboat at $5 an hour. Anglers can do what they love at this state park. There are plenty of spots along the shore to fish, or you can take a boat out for some deep lake fishing. Visitors can also walk, hike, or bike one of the many trails scattered throughout the park.

Outside Cherry Plain State Park

Even with all of the fun recreational activities available at Cherry Plain State Park, you may want to venture out to some local restaurants or do some sightseeing. There are several different types of places where you can grab a bite to eat, such as French and Italian restaurants or an American brewery. Visitors can find great souvenirs to remember their exciting trip, or they can buy some presents for their loved ones at one of the local gift shops. The state park is not the only place to see some beautiful scenery; there is a forest, a preserve, and an art museum not far from Cherry Plain State Park.

Restaurants

Tighe's Bistro Americain

Taste a bite of French country-style food at Tighe's Bistro Americain. It also offers classic American meals such as steaks and pot pies for those who want something more domestic.

Type: French

Location: 2703 NY-43, Averill Park, NY 12018

Powder Hounds

Powder Hounds is a family-owned restaurant established in 1947. Stop by to enjoy some traditional American food with a touch of Italian.

Type: Italian-American

Location: 137 Brodie Mountain Rd, Hancock, MA 01237

The Beer Diviner

Sip award-winning IPAs and other locally produced beers while grabbing a bite to eat at The Beer Diviner. This restaurant is committed to supporting its community by purchasing barley and grains from local farmers only.

Type: Brewery

Location: 243 Bly Hollow Rd, Cherry Plain, NY 12040

Shopping

Berkshire Crate

Berkshire Crate is a unique gift shop with genuine crates of snacks, food, and gifts. Browse gift sets of chocolate treats, coffee beans, maple snacks, and even breakfast food.

Location: 16544 NY-22, Stephentown, NY 12168

Where'd You Get That Inc

Looking for toys, gifts, and games? At Where'd You Get That Inc, your children can rummage through a variety of toys that are sure to pique their interests.

Location: 100 Spring St, Williamstown, MA 01267

Four Fat Fowl

Cheese lovers rejoice because Four Fat Fowl sells award-winning artisan cheese. Stop by this quaint family-owned and -operated shop to taste one of their classics or to try one of their new creations.

Location: 473 NY-43, Stephentown, NY 12168

Sightseeing

Pittsfield State Forest

Pittsfield State Forest is an 11,000-acre area where visitors can ride horses, mountain bike, and hike 30 miles of trails sprawled across the mountain range. Once you reach Berry pond, you will be able to go fishing, swimming, and kayaking.

Location: 1041 Cascade St, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Mass MoCA

Mass MoCA is a fascinating museum full of captivating art that is sure to stimulate your mind. The museum also hosts guided tours and live performances that guests can attend.

Location: 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247

Mountain Meadows Preserve

Explore the protected landscape at Mountain Meadows Preserve to discover peaceful views and lovely trails to hike. There are various types of events, such as Storywalks, yoga, and outdoor cooking lessons, that guests of all ages can take part in.

Location: Mason St, Williamstown, MA 01267

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How to Get to
Cherry Plain State Park

Albany, the largest city near Cherry Plain State Park, is about 24 miles away. Driving to the park from the city will take approximately 40 minutes. Start by taking NY-43 East and Taborton Road to Dutch Church Road in the town of Berlin. Then you will have to follow Miller Road to State Camp Road, where you will arrive at the entrance to Cherry Plain State Park.

Entering Cherry Plain State Park

Cherry Plain State Park has an entrance fee and is open year round from sunrise to sunset. Camping is open to the public from May through September with rental prices starting at $12 per campsite.

One-day pass (per vehicle) : $7

Annual pass (per vehicle) : $80

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