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Curious to learn about New York recreation destinations and outdoor events? Sign up to receive our free monthly e-newsletter and you'll discover:

  • new places to camp and fish
  • scenic trails for hiking and biking
  • family-friendly nature walks, and
  • wildlife management areas where you can observe New York's wildlife up close!

In the April 2017 issue:

  • Spring Means Trout Fishing in New York State
  • Spring Turkey Season Starts soon
  • Hike of the Month: I Love My Park Day
  • Watchable Wildlife: Montezuma Wildlife Refuge
  • Upcoming DEC Events

-- And much more!

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

Each issue includes a DEC Events calendar to help you plan your next outdoor recreation activity!

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