From the shores of Long Island to mighty Niagara Falls, New York's 215 State Parks and Historic Sites offer beautiful views and outdoor fun. Hike the Appalachian Trail that runs from Maine to Georgia, stroll the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, visit Governors Island National Monument and more in the Empires State!
Nature lovers will enjoy camping at countless scenic sites from Cedar Island to Long Island’s Wildwood. If you're a history-buff, check out state heritage trails where themed adventures about the Revolutionary War, Women's Heritage, and Underground Railroad let travelers explore topics in depth.
With so many paths to discover, New York is busy adding GPS data for thousands of miles of State Park Trails. Oh, Ranger! is a free iPhone app that guides visitors through historic sites, golf courses, campgrounds and nature centers.
Check out the wildly popular Upper Delaware River that traces the New York-Pennsylvania border for 73 miles of Class I and II rapids, public fishing and wintering bald eagles. The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor follows state waterways and canals along 500 upstate miles, half of them equipped for biking and hiking. Fire Island National Seashore in Patchogue offers vast ocean shores, an ancient maritime forest, historic lighthouses and estates.