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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 Website

Franny Reese State Park

Franny Reese State Park offers 2.5 miles of hiking and biking trails that follow a historic carriage road that passes a 19th century castle. 

Franny Reese State Park

Bear Mountain State Park

The park features a large play field, shaded picnic groves, lake and river fishing access, a swimming pool, a zoo, hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails. 

Bear Mountain State Park

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

The park features numerous waterfalls, three crystalline sky lakes, dense hardwood forests, incising sheer cliffs and ledges opening to beautiful views, clear streams cut into valleys, 35 miles of carriage roads and 50 miles of footpaths on which to bike, walk, hike and simply enjoy.

Minnewaska State Park Preserve