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Destination Vacation: New York State Parks

Welcome to the Empire State! Let the Tappan Library assist you in exploring all corners of New York.

New York State Parks

New York State Home

New York State has 180 parks spread throughout the state. Each one has a variety of unique activities from kayaking to hiking to camping. Let us help you explore the parks before setting out on your adventures. We've highlighted a few parks in our area and beyond.

Click here for the Home Page of the New York State Parks Webstie.

Bear Mountain State Park

Bear Mountain State Park is located conveniently right off the Palisades Interstate Parkway or Route 9W. Once you're there, you can enjoy trails, access to fishing, hiking and cross country skiing.

Bear Mountain State Park

Letchworth State Park

Letchworth State Park has been in the news during the past few years for its beauty. It was voted one of the best in the nation in USA Todays' 2015 Reader's Poll.

Letchworth State Park

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve

This state park is one of only two state nature preserves on Long Island. On site, there is a Nature Museum, hiking trails and nature programs that are offered year round.

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve