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Hike Responsibly- Hike Smart

As daylight hours lessen, make sure you are prepared before you go out for a hike- see our hiking smart safety tips and always check out the trail conditions and weather. Have fun and Play Smart, Play Safe, Play Local.

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Plastic Bag Ban

Be sure to bring your reusable bags when you go shopping. DEC is enforcing the plastic bag ban with retailers. #BYOBagNY