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Enjoy a Sustainable Holiday Season

As you celebrate with family and friends, show the environment some love too. Make simple changes in your shopping, decorating, and other activities to reduce waste and save energy. View our tips for green holidays.


Plan Exciting Winter Adventures

Don't let snow keep you off New York State's thousands of trails this winter. All trails on DEC lands are open to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, so find a location near you. Or give ice fishing a try. There's fun for everyone in NYS.