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1 Ready for you to explore! New Yorks Great Outdoors

2 Outdoor Activities for Every Season Watching Wildlife Hiking and Camping Fishing and Hunting Paddling and Boating Skiing, Snowshoeing and Snowmobiling

3 Explore New Yorks many outdoor wonders and recreational opportunities Wildlife Watching Fishing Hiking Winter Activities Camping Hunting Canoeing and Kayaking Or just enjoying the view

4 Plan a Great Wildlife Viewing Experience Order your Guide at: Where to Find Wildlife Where to Look for Your Favorite Animal Where to Find Wildlife What Sounds to Listen for

5 Almost 4.6 million acres of forest preserve, state forest and wildlife management areas Nearly every acre is open to the public at no charge! 900,000 acres of conservation easement lands More than 5,000 miles of trails on public land-- including more than 2,000 miles of mountain bike trails and 1,800 miles of snowmobile trails More than 8,000 public campsites for tents and RVs, the most in any state New York: From Forests to Fields

6 1,300 miles of public fishing rights on 350 streams across New York More than 430 waterway access sites statewide 100 marine and boat launch facilities on lakes, rivers, waterways and the Atlantic Ocean Water, Water, Everywhere

7 Land and Water 14 miles of beaches More than 5.2 million trees in park lands More than 1,700 parks 160 miles of water; great for kayaking, canoeing and open water rowing Great Places to Get Outdoors in New York City

8 Great Places to Get Outdoors in New York City Wildlife Located in the center of the Atlantic Flyway bird migratory route Central Park named Americas top birding site 134 of 166 species of NYS butterflies found in NYC

9 Great Places to Get Outdoors in New York City Central Park Manhattan 800-arce park with woodlands and wildflower meadows Mallards, mute swans, great blue herons, turtles and dragonflies Hiking, bicycling, ice skating, cross-country skiing

10 Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Queens One of the best known wildlife viewing areas in region Ospreys, glossy ibises, sandpipers and diamondback terrapins Guided nature tours and exhibits Two-mile trail is a favorite among first-time visitors Great Places to Get Outdoors in New York City

11 Alley Pond Park Queens Second-largest and most diverse nature park in Queens County Ring-necked pheasants, bobwhite quails, frogs, muskrats and red foxes Hiking, fishing, canoeing, bicycling, orienteering, and outdoor educational programs Great Places to Get Outdoors in New York City

12 Fort Totten Park Queens Preserved Civil War fortress Peregrine falcons, great-horned owls, killdeer and snowy egrets Guided walks, canoe access, soccer fields and a pool Great Places to Get Outdoors in New York City

13 Pelham Bay Park and Orchard Beach Bronx Pelham Bay is the citys largest park Red-winged blackbirds, northern saw-whet owls, great blue herons and horseshoe crabs Canoeing, kayaking, swimming, picnic facilities, playgrounds and sports courts Great Places to Get Outdoors in New York City

14 Prospect Park Brooklyn Brooklyns last natural forest Wood frogs, Fowlers toads, mute swans and red-tailed hawks Hiking, fishing, bicycling, paddleboat rentals and horse trails Great Places to Get Outdoors in New York City

15 Riverside Park Manhattan Views of the Hudson River and New Jersey American robins, mallards, peregrine falcons, Canada geese and gray catbirds Fishing, hiking, canoeing/kayaking and bicycling Great Places to Get Outdoors in New York City

16 Van Cortlandt Park Bronx National Audubon Society Important Bird Area Eastern kingbirds, mallards, kingfishers, yellow perch and largemouth bass Hiking, bicycling, horseback riding and fishing Great Places to Get Outdoors in New York City

17 Great Places to Get Outdoors Take Along the New York Wildlife Viewing Guide

18 Connect with us on Social Media Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYS_DEChttps://twitter.com/NYS_DEC Website:


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