NY Parks 2020
A 7-point vision for transforming NYS Parks

Gov. Cuomo has made a multi-year commitment of funding for hundreds of State Park improvement projects. NY Parks 2020 describes seven strategic priorities to transform the park system for the 21st century leveraging private philanthropy and other public dollars to yield a $900 million investment in State Parks. Learn More

Celebrate the New Year with a First Day Hike!
Enjoy the outdoors with family & friends at parks and historic sites across NY on January 1, 2016. Choose from 35+ events including gorge hikes, nature walks, history tours and snowshoe treks. Learn more.

Empire Passport
Stay tuned- 2016 passes will go on sale soon. Empire Passports are available for different lengths of time: choose from one year, multiple-year, or the Lifetime Empire Passport, with no expiration date, buy it once, and enjoy the parks forever! Learn More

Virtual Tours – More Just Added!
If you're looking for inspiration to plan your next adventure, there are more than 50 new 360° virtual tours available for state campgrounds and other select parks! Take a peek at the setting and amenities at each location.

Free Mobile Trail Maps Available
Before you head out on the trail, check out our new trail map options! Free PDF maps covering 1500 miles of trails in more than 50 state parks & historic sites are now available through the free Avenza PDF Maps app. Get the app

Have you seen our scenery?
Check out the photo galleries and get inspired!

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