Park Revitalization Projects Announced

In celebration of Earth Week, Governor Cuomo announced 88 new revitalization and rehabilitation projects at 60 state parks and historic sites across New York this year. The projects, totaling $71.7 million, continue the exciting revitalization and modernization of the state park system. The 88 projects include expanding camping options at Buttermilk Falls, Evangola, Four Mile…

Can You Smell Spring?

When out enjoying state parks this spring, pay special attention to the edge of streams, wetlands and other wet areas for skunk cabbages, a tell-tale sign of spring’s arrival. These fleshy hooded flowers are among the first to appear in the spring, coming up through the snow. They produce heat and are therefore able to…

Letchworth Takes Top Honors

With more than 7,800 state parks, vacationers have a lot of places to choose from to get their nature fix. But which are the best to visit? After four weeks of voting, Letchworth State Park took home top honors in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice award for Best State Park. Celebrated as the “Grand Canyon of…

Climbing to National Attention

Niagara Falls is one the most famous waterfalls in the world, welcoming 20 million visitors a year. In January, National Geographic’s 2014 Adventurer of the Year, Will Gadd, brought the state park once again to national attention with his historic climb. Working with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, New…