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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 on Long Island More than 500 lakes and ponds More than 30 miles of rivers, creeks and streams Four wild, scenic and recreational rivers: Peconic, Carmans, Connetquot and Nissequogue Boating and fishing

8 Great Places to Get Outdoors on Long Island Land 100,000-acre central pine barrens Miles of sandy beaches and dunes Tidal marshes Maritime grasslands Coastal ponds Woodlands

9 Great Places to Get Outdoors on Long Island Wildlife Eastern tiger salamander grows up to 13 inches long Rare osprey Coastal barrens buckmoth Piping plover Eastern box turtle

10 Great Places to Get Outdoors on Long Island Saltwater and Freshwater Species Large variety of marine life: shellfish, striped bass, bluefish, winter flounder, sharks and tuna Native brook trout, freshwater bass Large recreational and commercial fisheries

11 Fire Island National Seashore Patchogue Lighthouse and the Wilderness Visitor Center are open year-round More than 330 species of birds, pilot whale pods, dolphins and harbor seals Sightseeing, hiking and viewing wildlife along the seashore Great Places to Get Outdoors on Long Island

12 Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex Shirley Nature trail follows the peninsula for almost two miles Piping plovers, black ducks, ospreys, turtles and white-tailed deer Cross-country skiing, fishing and hunting Great Places to Get Outdoors on Long Island

13 Jones Beach State Park Wantagh White sandy beaches Snowy owls, black skimmers, diamondback terrapins and harbor seals Hiking, swimming and fishing Great Places to Get Outdoors on Long Island

14 Heckscher State Park East Islip Eastern cottontail rabbits, red foxes and Canada geese Twenty miles of trails for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing Great Places to Get Outdoors on Long Island

15 Montauk Point State Park Montauk Beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean Harlequin ducks, eastern box turtles and humpback whales Five miles of trails for hiking, cross-country skiing and horseback riding Great Places to Get Outdoors on Long Island

16 Robert Moses State Park West Islip Five miles of sandy beach White-tailed deer, red foxes, peregrine falcons and piping plovers Hiking, birdwatching, swimming, boating and fishing Great Places to Get Outdoors on Long Island

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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