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New York State and National Parks

Cascading waterfalls, sandy beaches and mountain vistas - Explore New York's State and National Parks.
Chittenango Falls State Park

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 WarWomen's Heritage, and Underground Railroad let travelers explore topics in depth.

Jones Beach

With so many paths to discover, New York is busy adding GPS data for thousands of miles of State Park TrailsOh, 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.

A great way to visit national parks is with a National Parks Annual Pass, while the Empire Passport provides unlimited day use and vehicle access to most New York State parks.

Search below to find your next adventure in New York's Parks!

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Related Sites:

New York National Parks
New York State Parks Site 
NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation: Outdoor Recreation  

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