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DEC Outdoor Discovery

Fly-fishing the Cedar River.

Explore New York's wild side with a monthly e-newsletter featuring the some of the state's top outdoor adventures. DEC experts reveal where to find the most majestic autumn vistas, the best winter camping, the most family-friendly nature walks and more! Each issue includes a statewide calendar of events and features like Nature Notes, Watchable Wildlife and Hike of the Month.

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We invite reader suggestions, and hope you will share your favorite hiking spot, recreation activity or outdoor tip with us. Send us an email with your thoughts.

In the October 2014 issue:

  • Family Fall Fishing Festival
  • Watchable Wildlife at Riverside Park
  • Mentoring Young Hunters
  • Fall Camping at Fair Haven Beach
  • October's Hike of the Month

-- And much more!

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