The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 6-5 on Tuesday to enact a public nudity ban. You can no longer drop your pants in the city unless you want to pay Uncle Sam a hefty ticket. However, the rest of the country isn't like San Francisco. Most places encourage public nudity. Here's a list of 5 places across New York State where social nudity is practiced for recreation.

Potters Falls In Ithaca


Fact: nudity is fairly common in Ithaca. Potters Falls is the best-known skinny-dipping spot. It's well-known, but many people confuse where it actually is.

Juniper Woods

After a long winter, it's time to visit Juniper Woods for the summer. Gather by the camp fire and let it all hang out. Just don't sit too close if you catch my drift.


The Bonita Nudist Resort is near Ithaca and Watkins Glen. They offered a comfortable place to shed your clothing and experience freedom in a safe environment until they closed to nudists 4 years ago.


Steph's Pond Nudist Retreat is a family oriented nudist campground. There's no electric, but they do have showers and toilets available.

Cherry Grove

Cherry Grove offers comprehensive coverage of resorts, hotels, real estate, shops, restaurants, clubs, and transportation. Cherry Grove is considered a gay oriented beach.


Now you know a few places, get out and enjoy life freely!