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Find Your Next Adventure

There are lots of great places to go in NY. Try paddling for the first time or hiking a trail less traveled. Start your #AdventureAtHome with information on enjoying the spectacular fall foliage. Play Smart, Play Safe, Play Local this fall!

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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