With the beautiful weather approaching fast, parks across the state are preparing a number of spring and summer activities for their visitors. What better way to start off these lively seasons than scheduling a relaxing retreat to one of New York's picturesque park grounds.
And don't forget I Love My Park Day! Take part in this exciting statewide event to commemorate and enhance New York's park and historic site system.
Here are a handful of sites we recommend visiting via Amtrak! For more, click here!
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(10.5 Miles from Croton-Harmon Amtrak Station) — About 40 miles north of New York City, the scenic Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park offers a day of fun and relaxation. The grounds contain a spacious picnic area with rentable pavilions, a mammoth-sized 3,500 person pool—double the size of an Olympic-sized pool, picture-perfect fishing and boating on Lake Mohansic and Crom-Pond, a newly renovated playground with climbing walls, two-NCAA regulation courts and a disco-gold course. Bike or hike, rent a boat and go fishing, or just take in the beauty of this 960-acre park.
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Devil's Hole State Park (2.1 Miles from Niagara Falls Amtrak Station) — Overlooking the Devil's Hole Rapids, Devil's Hole State Park has picnic areas, scenic overlooks and hiking trails, and a popular spot for fishing. Take the park's stone staircase down to the base of the forge and the Devil's Hole Trail, both with spectacular views of the rapids and gorge rock layers.