Introduction to New York state parks

Some generalities about New York state parks, known for trails, mountains, etc, then list them out.

Rockefeller State Park gravel road

Rockefeller State Park

Park Address: 125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY 10570

Park Description: Common activities in the park include horse-riding, walking, jogging, running, bird-watching, and fishing.

Rockefeller State Park Visitors Guide

Harriman State Park Lake View

Harriman State Park

Park Address: 800 Kanawauke Rd, Southfields, NY 10975

Popular Park Sites: West Mountain, Appalachian Trail, Cranberry Mine Trail, Lake Tiorati, Lake Silvermine, Bear Mountain Bridge, Pine Meadow Lake, Blue Mountain Reserve and Rogue Mountain Bike Trails, Anthony Wayne Hill, Lake Sebago, Turkey Hill Pond, Stock Bridge, Pine Swamp Mountain, Panther Mountain

Park Description: Huge state park offering lakes, beaches, wooded trails, camping areas, wildlife & elevated vistas.

Harriman State Park Visitors Guide

Hudson Highlands State Park Hiking

Hudson Highlands State Park

Park Address: 3260 NY-9D, Cold Spring, NY 10516

Popular Park Sites: Beacon Mountain, Breakneck Ridge, Wilkinson Memorial Trail, Appalachian Trail, Scofield Ridge, Osborne Preserve, 

Park Description: Hudson Highlands State Park is a non-contiguous state park in the U.S. state of New York, located on the east side of the Hudson River.

Hudson Highlands State Park Visitors Guide

Bear Mountain State Park Hiking View

Bear Mountain State Park

Park Address: Route 9W North, Bear Mountain, NY 10911

Park Description: The park offers biking, hiking, boating, picnicking, swimming, cross-country skiing, cross-country running, sledding and ice skating.

Bear Mountain State Park Visitors Guide

Adirondack State Park on top of a mountain

Adirondack State Park

Park Address: 115 Tall Pine Rd, Northville, NY 12134

Popular Park Sites: Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Long Lake, Cranberry Lake

Park Description: It’s known for its fall foliage viewing​ and forested mountains, with hiking trails crossing the Adirondack High Peaks near Lake Placid.

Adirondack State Park Visitors Guide

Birds eye view of the Whirlpool State Park

Whirlpool State Park

Park Address: Niagara Scenic Pkwy, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Popular Park Sites: Niagara Gorge, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Niagara Gorge Rim Trail, Whirlpool Rapids Trail

Park Description: The park overlooks the Niagara Whirlpool on the Niagara River and the lower Niagara Gorge.

Whirlpool State Park Visitors Guide

steps up a bridge in the stone wall at Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park

Park Address: 1009 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Popular Park Sites: 

Park Description: The centerpiece of the 778-acre (3.15 km2) park is a 400-foot-deep (120 m) narrow gorge cut through rock by a stream—Glen Creek.

Watkins Glen State Park Visitors Guide

birds eye view at the waterfall in Letchworth State Park

Letchworth State Park

Park Address: 1 Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY 14427

Park Description: The park is roughly 17 miles long, following the course of the Genesee River as it flows north through a deep gorge and over several large waterfalls.

Letchworth State Park Visitors Guide

 blue crisp water falling down a waterfall at Niagara Falls State Park

Niagara Falls State Park

Park Address: 332 Prospect St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Park Description: The park, recognized as the oldest state park in the United States, contains the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and a portion of the Horseshoe Falls.

Niagara Falls State Park Visitors Guide

hiking in the fall at John Boyd Thacher State Park

John Boyd Thacher State Park

Park Address: 830 Thacher Park Rd, Voorheesville, NY 12186 

Park Description: Fields, hikes & historic Indian Ladder Trail atop fossil-rich cliffs with mountain & valley views.

John Boyd Thacher State Park Visitors Guide

at the beach with a blue sky at Caumsett State Park

Caumsett State Park

Park Address: 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd, Lloyd Harbor, NY 11743

Park Description: Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve is a state park on Lloyd Neck, a peninsula extending into the Long Island Sound, in the Village of Lloyd Harbor, New York.

Caumsett State Park Visitors Guide