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Enjoy the Great Outdoors this winter
ice fishing

Go Ice Fishing this Winter

Investing in Outdoor Recreation

Adventure NY

From Staten Island to Buffalo, the Adventure NY initiative has improved New Yorkers' access to places to enjoy the outdoors. From campgrounds to trails, check out some of the great improvements to state lands!

Lifeguard stand at beach

Seasonal Lifeguard Positions Available

If you love the outdoors and are looking for summer employment, free qualification sessions for seasonal lifeguard positions at DEC campgrounds throughout the Adirondack and Catskill parks this summer are happening now!