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Lake Welch Closure
Lake Welch Beach, Picnic Grounds and Public Boat Launch have closed until further notice due to a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) that has affected all of Lake Welch. The closures are necessary to protect public health and safety. Visitors should seek alternate locations for swimming and picnicking.

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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