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Sam's Point Parking is full. Please consider alternate destinations, roadside parking is prohibited vehicles will be ticketed and towed.

Minnewaska State Park Preserve Parking is Full.  Please consider alternate destinations, roadside parking is prohibited.  Vehicles will be ticketed/towed.


Come meet the experts and learn about New York's wild side, from honey bees to sea stars, snakes, and coyotes, to exploring geology, migration, botany and so much more. New York's state parks are home to 30 nature centers that offer diverse environmental education programs for children, families, adults, and school groups.

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