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Curious to learn about New York recreation destinations and outdoor events? Sign up to receive our free monthly e-newsletter to uncover topics such as where to find:

  • the most majestic vistas
  • the best summer camping
  • the most family-friendly nature walks, and more!


  • scenic trails for hiking and biking
  • new places to camp and fish
  • wildlife management areas where you can observe New York's wildlife up close!
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In the August issue:

  • Fishing and Crabbing on Long Island
  • The Great New York State Fair
  • Beaver Lake Nature Center
  • August's Hike of the Month at Saint Francis Woodlands

-- 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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