10 Lesser-Known State Parks In New York That Will Absolutely Amaze You

With 180 state parks spread all over New York, it’s always a work in progress to cross all of these beautiful places off of your bucket list. By now you’ve probably already visited spots like Watkins Glen, Niagara Falls, and Letchworth, but if you’re looking for less-crowded places to explore that you’ll have a better chance of having all to yourself — then this list is just for you. From out on Long Island to up in New York’s North Country, take a look at what these amazing state parks have to offer visitors.

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How many of these state parks have you visited already? To add one more park to your bucket list, read about This Waterfall Staircase Hike May Be The Most Unique Of All In New York!