Celebrate Outdoors Day in the Adirondack region! On June 9, free Outdoors Day events will be hosted across the state as a part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Adventure NY initiative. Perfect for all ages, this fun-filled day of free events will make your Outdoors Day one to remember.
What Can I Do?
A full list of activities can be found on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) website. The exciting itinerary includes:
- Fishing: Learn about equipment, regulations, consumption, and the best places to go fishing! You may bring your own gear, but rods and reels will be available for loan.
- Camping 101: Get a lesson in pitching a tent and packing for camping trips.
- Paddling: Get out on the water and learn the basics!
- Archery: Learn safety tips and shoot with a bow and arrow.
- Birdwatching: How many different species can you spot?
- Hiking: A short hike will provide you with the basics for your next mountain adventure!
- Outdoor Safety: Learn how you can stay prepared.
All activities are free of charge, though normal State Park fees will apply. Schedules, registration requirements, and other details can be found at parks.ny.gov.
Where Do I Go?
Events will be held from 10 AM to 3 PM throughout the state and with a full list provided at dec.ny.gov/outdoor. In the Adirondacks and greater Capital Region, be sure to visit any of these beautiful State Park locations:
- Scaroon Manor Campground
- Nick’s Lake Campground
- Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
- Grafton Lakes State Park
- Thacher State Park
- Saratoga Spa State Park
- Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
- Moreau Lake State Park
Most sites are wheelchair accessible, and specific accommodation requirements may be addressed with the event coordinator.