Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Hit the Trail

Guided Hikes and walks

Change up your scenery and explore a new park or trail. We offer a varying line-up of hikes and walks on both weekdays and weekends. Learn more.

Connect Kids to Parks

Connect Kids to Parks

Are you a 4th grader in NYS? Find out how you and your family can visit parks for free! Learn more



Are you a strong swimmer, love to be outdoors and looking for a summer job that helps people? Plan now and join the State Parks Lifeguard team. Dates to qualify have started: Find a location near you.

Empire Passes

Park Passes

Your key to all-season enjoyment at New York state parks is the Empire Pass -- 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.

Share Your Adventure

Upload your photos and videos so we can inspire others to visit.

Digital Brochures

State park, historic site and camping information are available in digital format and may be downloaded.

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