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Best Place to Camp in Brooklyn


If you’re itching to pitch a tent in the great outdoors, but don’t want to drive for hours to get there, the campgrounds at Floyd Bennett Field is the spot for you. Back in 1931, the field, which is at the edge of Jamaica Bay, was an active airport until it was closed and reopened as a naval air station in 1941. Now the campsite, which is open year-round, is available for seasonal water and walking tours, kayaking excursions, nature programs, and special events. Take the 2 or the 5 train to Flatbush Avenue, then take the Q35 bus all the way to the field. A night of camping costs $20. Bring a bike to get around the grounds more easily. The only drawback: Alcohol is not permitted.