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ice fishing

Give Ice Fishing a Try

On the Front Lines

On the Front Lines

Our new YouTube series "On The Front Lines" will showcase DEC employees and the unique work they do across New York. The first episode features Alon Dominitz and Jennifer Ross from our Dam Safety Section.

cross-country skiing

Exciting Winter Adventures Await

Thousands of trails on DEC lands are open to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Go on a great winter hike, watch wildlife, or try snowmobiling. There's so much winter fun for everyone in NYS.