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1 Ready for you to explore! New York’s 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 York’s 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 RV’s, 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 Great Places to Get Outdoors in the Catskills Outstanding trout streams like the Willowemoc and Beaverkill Birthplace of American fly fishing

8 Great Places to Get Outdoors in the Catskills 98 peaks are higher than 3,000 feet 230,000 acres of state land for hiking, camping, hunting, fishing and cross-country skiing

9 Great Places to Get Outdoors in the Catskills Land Hudson Highlands Great Swamp Shawangunk and Catskill Mountains Appalachian Trail Hudson River Estuary

10 Great Places to Get Outdoors in the Catskills Wildlife  Significant deer, turkey and black bear populations  More than 200 species of fish  Bald eagles nesting in more than 40 sites

11 Great Places to Get Outdoors in the Catskills Mongaup Valley Wildlife Management Area Sullivan and Orange Counties 10,000 acres of wilderness Bald eagles, turkey vultures, black bears Hiking, biking, fishing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing

12 Great Places to Get Outdoors in the Catskills Minnewaska State Park Preserve and Sam’s Point Preserve Ulster County Turkey vultures, long- tailed weasels, black bears Hiking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing

13 Great Places to Get Outdoors in the Catskills Mohonk Preserve Westchester County 7,500 acres Peregrine falcons, black vultures, ruffed grouses Mountain climbing and hiking

14 Great Places to Get Outdoors in the Catskills North-South Lake Campground Greene County Biggest and most popular state campground Several lakes Lots of hiking trails Spectacular overlooks and waterfalls

15 Great Places to Get Outdoors in the Catskills Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge Ulster County Top area to see grassland migratory birds Downy woodpeckers, northern cardinals, pumpkinseed sunfish Hiking, birdwatching, cross-country skiing

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

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


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