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New York has over 200 state parks and historic sites. Niagara Reservation State Park is the oldest park in the nation. Reservations for campground or state-operated cabins may be made by calling 1-800-456-CAMP.
Many visitors come to the Thousand Islands region of northern New York to drive across 1,000 Islands International Bridge that links the U.S. with Canada. Visitors can take a cruise through the islands on the St. Lawrence River and stop at historic Boldt Castle, a reproduction of a German castle, located on Heart Island.
Some of the best fishing, power boating, and sailing conditions in the U.S. are located in Thousand Islands. Fishing hotlines include Niagara County, 716-433-5606; Lake Erie Salmon and Trout Association, 716-366-5464; Finger Lakes, 315-536-7480; Lake Erie/Upper Niagara River, 716-366-3743; and Buffalo, 716-885-3474.
Visit the state parks in the Alexandria Bay Area in the fall when the foliage is at its height along the St. Lawrence River or in August when Bill Johnston's Pirate Weekend invades town with buccaneers and tall ships in the harbor. For details, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 315-482-9531 or 1-800-541-2110.
Approximately 10,000 years ago, the last continental glacier receded, leaving behind steep valleys that created 11 deep Finger Lakes with 600 miles of shoreline and spectacular gorges. Gorges are found in Buttermilk Falls, Fillmore Glen, Robert H. Treman, Stony Brook, and Watkins Glen state parks.
The North Country Trail passes through New York, entering in Allegany State Park and continuing east as it follows 300 miles of the Finger Lakes Trail. It passes through several state parks—Letchworth, Watkins Glen, Old Erie Canal—and continues through the Adirondacks, leaving the state at Crown Point State Historic Site on the shore of Lake Champlain.
When you hike in the woods, it's advisable to wear bug repellent and protective clothing of long sleeves and pants. Deer ticks can carry Lyme disease and are tiny and hard to see.
Eighteen state parks have golf courses. Those with championship status include Montauk Downs, James Baird, Rockland Lake North, Hudson Valley,
Saratoga Spa, Battle Island, Fulton, Chenango Valley, Binghamton, Green Lakes, Fayetteville, Bethpage, and Beaver Island on Grand Island.
The Adirondacks cover 6 million acres and feature 46 high peaks rising above thousands of lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams.
Seaway Trail, part of the National Scenic Byway System, extends along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario from Rooseveltown to Niagara Falls. For information, call 315-646-1000.
New York's canal system, the first of its kind in America, follows the course of the original 1825 Erie Canal and has 524 miles of recreational waterways. Canalside bike trails extend eastward from Lockport to Rochester and from Scotia to Albany. For information on events along the canal system from April-December, call 1-800-422-1825.
Palisades Interstate Parkway consists of a chain of state parks and state historic sites along the west side of the Hudson River. The 38-mile-long parkway runs from New York City's George Washington Bridge to Bear Mountain State Park.
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