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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 winter camping
  • the most family-friendly nature walks, and more!


  • scenic trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing
  • new places to camp and fish
    Man cross country skiing in the snow
  • wildlife management areas where you can observe New York's wildlife up close!

In the February 2017 issue:

  • A Complete Trail to Connect All of New York
  • Hike of the Month: Peavine Swamp Ski Trail
  • New Investments to Improve Outdoor Recreation
  • Creating a Gateway to the Adirondacks
  • Camp Santanoni Winter Weekends
  • Watchable Wildlife: Lime Hollow Nature Center
  • Try Lake Shore Marshes Wildlife Management Area for Cottontails
  • Nature Notes
  • Safe and Sound: Rangers Find Hikers Lost in High Peaks
  • 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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