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  State officials may want to turn part of Camp Hero State Park in Montauk into a camping destination, with its sweeping panoramic views from atop the bluffs just west of Montauk Lighthouse, but several groups think that’s just one terrible idea. New York State is considering allowing camping to occur on 3.3 acres, which […]

The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) invites New Yorkers to celebrate the New Year exploring the outdoors at one of the 75 hikes being held at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas and trails across the Empire State. The guided hikes are being hosted by New York State Parks and the […]

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that construction will begin this winter on the Jones Beach Shared Use Path, a $3.5 million project that will significantly expand cyclist and pedestrian access to Long Island and one of its most popular beaches. The new project also complements more than $25 million in additional infrastructure work occurring on […]

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the latest round of improvements at Jones Beach State Park to transform and reinvigorate the public space as part of a $65 million overall revitalization initiative. Park improvements totaling $8.8 million, include reopening the historic Marine Dining Room, opening a new East Games Area, and creating the new “Welcome […]

Posted on the NYS Parks Blog: A group of tiny bacteria has been making a splash in New York State waters, and not in a good way. Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs, also known as cyanobacteria, Blue-green algae, BGA) are actually a type of bacteria rather than algae. If the right conditions are met, the bacteria […]

Training State Employees to work on State Equipment New York State Parks Department has been hard at work through out the state, they have completed a total of 13 solar installation projects so far. Their ultimate goal is to use the power of the sun to energize parts or even all of the states parklands. As […]

Hallock State Park Preserve is a relatively new park, only just purchased in the early 2000’s. It was formed of over 200 acre’s of farmland, and is the home to some rare rock formations called hoodoo’s. This year the park is getting much needed work done on it with a Visitors Center, parking lot and an entrance. […]

The New York State Office of Parks, recreation and Historic preservation has formally announced that Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see seals from January all the way through March. A State Park naturalist will be leading visitors on an hour and a half long beach walk to the […]