Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Guided Hikes

Guided Hikes

Change up your scenery and explore a new park or trail. We offer a varying line-up of different hikes and walks so you can choose from length, theme or location, weekday or weekend Learn more

Connect Kids to Parks

Connect Kids to Parks

Application now available for FREE field trips to NYS State Park and Historic Sites Learn more

Gift the Outdoors

Gift the Outdoors

Now available online, the New York State Parks Gift Card can be used at state parks campgrounds and many state golf courses. Available for any amount and with no expiration date – a great gift for people who love the outdoors. Learn More

Park Passes

Empire Passport

Your key to all-season enjoyment at New York state parks is the Empire Passport -- available for different lengths of time: one, three- and five-year; or, lifetime. We also offer the Golden Park Program, Access Pass and the Lifetime Liberty Pass.

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Event Highlights

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Park Highlights

Parks 2020
Mobile Trail Maps
Virtual Tour
Photo Gallery
Camping Guide