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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 Western New York More than 100 miles of shoreline along the Great Lakes 26 boat launch and angler access sites Buffalo River Urban Canoe Trail

8 Great Places to Get Outdoors in Western New York Nearly 120 miles of recreational trails More than 14,000 acres of wildlife management areas for hunting, hiking and cross-country skiing Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center

9 Great Places to Get Outdoors in Western New York Letchworth State Park Wyoming County Known as the Grand Canyon of the East Red fox, woodchucks, coyotes, white-tailed deer and cerulean warblers Hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, camping, hunting, fishing and visitors center

10 Great Places to Get Outdoors in Western New York Niagara Falls State Park Niagara County Oldest state park in the U.S., world-famous waterfall Nineteen species of gulls, including Iceland, Sabine, great-black-backed and Franklin's gulls Hiking, biking, fishing and visitors center

11 Great Places to Get Outdoors in Western New York Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge/Tonawanda and Oak Orchard Wildlife Management Areas Orleans and Genesee Counties 20,000 acres of wildlife habitat Kestrels, bald eagles, great blue heron, ducks, songbirds, muskrats and red foxes Birdwatching, hiking, canoeing and kayaking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, hunting, trapping and photography blinds

12 Great Places to Get Outdoors in Western New York Allegany State Park Cattaraugus County One of the largest state parks in the U.S. White-tailed deer, black bears, beavers, fishers, porcupines, bobcats, bald eagles, dragonflies, butterflies Hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, canoeing, fishing, hunting and camping

13 Great Places to Get Outdoors in Western New York Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary Chautauqua County Grassy path winds through arboretum Red-winged blackbirds, catbirds, painted and snapping turtles, white- tailed deer, eastern cottontails and red squirrels Trails and nature center

14 Great Places to Get Outdoors in Western New York Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History Chautauqua County Gallery features the work of naturalist and artist Roger Tory Peterson Snapping turtles, frogs, salamanders, snakes, sandhill crane and great-horned owl Interpretive nature trail, museum and gallery

15 Great Places to Get Outdoors in Western New York Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center Erie County Nicknamed “Buffalo’s backyard wilderness” White-tailed deer, beavers, muskrats, mallards and songbirds Hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, visitors center and education programs

16 Great Places to Get Outdoors in Western New York Tifft Nature Preserve Erie County 75-acre cattail marsh White-tailed deer, migrating songbirds, waterfowl, frogs, snakes and beaver Hiking, fishing, birdwatching, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing

17 Great Places to Get Outdoors in Western New York Zoar Valley Multiple Use and Unique Area Cattaraugus County One of the most scenic natural areas in western New York State Broad-winged hawks, American kestrels, woodchucks, woodpeckers, foxes and turtles Hiking, canoeing, kayaking, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting and fishing

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

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


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