One couple's quest to find serenity in "the wilderness" of Staten Island.

Nope -- this isn't Occupy Wall Street again. This is just one young couple's quest to find serenity in nature just a couple miles from Manhattan, at a campsite in "the wilderness" of Staten Island. Proud of their escape, Dean Peterson captured the little adventure on video. With fall approaching, it could be worth checking out recreation.gov (the resource Peterson used) to see what other cities might be hiding the odd campground.

For more work by Dean Peterson, visit http://balltillifall.com

This post originally appeared on The Atlantic.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg
Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The Atlantic.

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