With cooler temperatures and nature's colors on display, fall is the perfect time to get outdoors! New York State parks and historic sites have over 2,000 miles of trails just waiting to be explored. From easy walks on carriage roads to rugged backcountry treks, chances are you will find a great spot to get outside and soak in the season.
Join us on the trail! Explore new scenery, meet new people, and learn about nature and history as you enjoy the season. We offer a varying line-up of guided hikes and walks. Check back often, as hikes are added continuously.
For up-to-date information on the changing fall colors, check out the I Love NY Fall Foliage Map
Before you explore on your own, be sure you have a trail map.
Jumpstart your next adventure with the free NY State Parks Explorer app. Enjoy quick access to key information all in one place -- park info, directions, hours, fees and rates, trail maps, and helpful know-before-you go details. Receive important updates and alerts about your most-loved places by adding them to your ‘favorites’ list. Available for both iOS and Android. Learn more
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You play a key role in protecting our parks and ensuring that they’re enjoyable and welcoming to all visitors. It’s important to be aware of our effects on plants, animals, other people, and entire ecosystems. To minimize our impact, follow the Leave No Trace principals.
Leave No Trace video series.