New York State and National Parks

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Letchworth State Park - Photo Courtesy of Friends of Letchworth State Park

From the shores of Long Island to mighty Niagara Falls, over 200 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 explore outdoors.

Nature lovers will enjoy scenic camping 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 WarWomen's Heritage, and Underground Railroad let travelers explore topics in depth.

Erie Canal

Know where you are on State Park Trails with GPS data and Oh, Ranger!, free app that guides visitors through historic sites, campgrounds and nature centers.

Check out the 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 waterways and canals for 500 miles, including biking and hiking trails. Fire Island National Seashore in Patchogue offers vast ocean shores, an ancient maritime forest, historic lighthouses and estates.

Get your National Parks Annual Pass for unlimted access nationwide or the Empire Passport for unlimited day access to New York State parks.

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