Warmer weather is here and soon people in and around the Southern Tier will have the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors at several camping sites throughout our region.

I remember camping at Belden Hill when I was a kid they had a high dive that was really cool. I was too chicken to actually dive off the top but had no problem jumping from the top. When we'd go camping, my brother and I would share an old Army umbrella tent that we got from someone. It was old but very warm and our family would come into our tent on those cold camping mornings before the fire was started, just to warm up.

And then there were the times when I was a kid that a bunch us kids in the neighborhood would put the tent up in our backyard, and have a sleepover under the stars. out. We have several campgrounds right here in the area along with the Adirondacks and other mountain ranges in New York.

If you remember doing things like that when you were young and want to make those memories with your kids, we have several campgrounds right here in the area along with the Adirondacks and other mountain ranges in New York- all perfect for tenting. There's something about setting up a tent and sitting around the fire telling stories, listening to music, and enjoying a beer or a glass of wine.

The tents today are so different than the ones from when I was a kid. Today's tents are lightweight, durable and easy to put up. If you're looking for the perfect tent, Eureka Camping Center at 625 Conklin Road in Binghamton has some great tents along with other camping supplies and Bill is without a doubt, a master of all things tents and would be happy to help you find what you're looking for.