Face it, the holiday gift lists are about to be made, but before you buy everyone a gift card, or a membership into a food-of-the-month club, why not give something different this year. The start of a new tradition perhaps. The chance to make memories with family and friends camping throughout New York State.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation,and Historic Preservation are announcing a special camping promotion just in time for the holidays. From now until December 31, 2016, you can book and stay two nights and get the third free night free at the all-year-round cabins at the various campgrounds at Allegany State Park, Letchworth State Park, Wellesley Island State Park and Taconic State Park.

Click here to get more information or to make your reservations and surprise someone this holiday season. You could also get this for yourself, to get away from it all, we promise not to tell. Plus, your money goes to helping maintain the 180 state parks and 35 historic sites The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation,and Historic Preservation oversees.