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NYS Parks Recreation Historic PreservationProject creates safe and accessible place to launch kayaks and car-top boats onto Otsego Lake

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation today announced the opening of a new accessible kayak launch at Glimmerglass State Park in Cooperstown. The $50,000 project provides the public, including people with mobility challenges, access to recreational kayaking and car-top size boating on Otsego Lake.

Buffalo Maritime CenterUnveiling of Historic Vessel Marks Culmination of Years of Dedication & Craftsmanship

Buffalo, NY (May 21, 2024) – The Buffalo Maritime Center is proud to announce the official Inauguration of the Erie Canal Boat Seneca Chief, a significant milestone marking the culmination of years of dedication, craftsmanship, and completion of the boat. Join us on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 11:00am at the Commercial Slip at Canalside, 44 Prime Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, as we celebrate the unveiling of this historic vessel and usher in a new era for Buffalo's maritime heritage.

We Are NYFunding to Support Comprehensive Security Upgrades at State Parks and Campgrounds

Security Enhancements to Include Improvements to Fencing and Lighting As Well As Camera and License Plate Recognition Installations 

Governor Hochul Also Launches Junior Ranger Public Safety Campaign to Remind Kids of the Importance of Personal Safety 

Campaign Signage Images Available Here  

Governor Kathy Hochul today highlighted up to $53 million secured in the FY 2025 Enacted Budget to improve public safety at New York State Parks. This funding will support future security upgrades at State Parks and campgrounds, including improvements to fencing and lighting as well as the installation of security cameras and license plate recognition systems.

NYS Parks Recreation Historic PreservationThe historic pool opens in time for Memorial Day and the Belmont Stakes

Saratoga Springs, NY – The Victoria Pool at Saratoga Spa State Park will open early this year on May 25, aligning with Memorial Day weekend and the 156th Belmont Stakes on June 8. Operating hours for the pool will be from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday until its daily opening on June 29. This is the earliest opening of the Victoria Pool since the COVID-19 pandemic. …

Hawk’s Nest section of the Upper Delaware Scenic BywayMillersburg, OH – The National Scenic Byway Foundation (NSBF) congratulates the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway of New York State as a 2024 Byway Partnership Award winner. This is one of the Foundation’s eight national awards presented annually.

Banksy MuseumNew York, N.Y. – The presence of The Banksy Museum in New York City has been confirmed. SoHo is now the home to the world's largest collection of Banksy’s life-sized murals and artwork. Located at 277 Canal Street (at Broadway), NYC The Banksy Museum is now open, in preview, to the public. The official press opening is Wednesday, May 15. Tickets are now available online at MuseumBanksy.com and on site at the museum. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged.

Invasive species mitigation along the birdwatching tour in the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic PreserveMillersburg, OH (April 10, 2024) – The National Scenic Byway Foundation congratulates the Mohawk Towpath National Scenic Byway of New York State as a winner of our 2024 Byway Award for Viewshed Improvement. This is one of the Foundation’s eight national awards presented annually.

View of the Hudson River from Saratoga National Historical ParkMillersburg, OH (April 10, 2024) – The National Scenic Byway Foundation congratulates the Lakes to Locks Passage All-American Road of New York State, one of America’s Byways, as a winner of our 2024 Byway Award for Visitor Experience. This is one of the Foundation’s eight national awards presented annually.

The Lakes to Locks Passage Byway organization designed The Turning Point Trail. This trail guides you through 200 miles of the Byway's storied landscape, illustrating the events that led up to the Battles of Saratoga, which many historians have called the “turning point of the American Revolution.” …

Public Access site on the Cayuga Lake Blueway TrailMillersburg, OH (April 10, 2024) – The National Scenic Byway Foundation congratulates the Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway as a winner of our 2024 Byway Award for Byway Enhancement. This is one of the Foundation’s eight national awards presented annually.

The Cayuga Lake Blueway Trail is a program of the Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway as an enhancement to encourage engagement with the recreational, scenic, natural, historic, and cultural resources of the lake’s environment through on-the-water experiences.

We Are NYConstruction of New State of the Art Terminal, Adjoining Hangar Will Transform Saratoga County Airport into a Travel Hub for Commerce and World-Class Attractions

Project Awarded $27 Million Through Governor’s Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition

Renderings Available Here 

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that major construction work on a large-scale project to build a new terminal and adjoining aircraft hangar at the Saratoga County Airport is underway, with the addition of extensive clean energy improvements expected in the coming months. The work aims to provide a more efficient and enjoyable travel experience for passengers, especially during the peak summer season.

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