These 8 State Parks Are The Best In New York, According To Our Readers

There are 180 state parks in New York and they are all wonderful, beautiful, and amazing. However, some leave an even bigger impression on visitors than others. We asked our readers to tell us their favorite state parks in New York, and for photos to go with them, and we got a lot of great answers. We wish we we could use them all, but here are a few that were mentioned more than once. Check out this readers’ choice list of the best state parks in New York and discover some new and fantastic places in our great state soon!

These are just a few of the very best state parks in New York, but there are so many others to explore, too. Many thanks to our readers for submitting your photos and favorites. Let’s all get out there and start exploring all that New York has to offer today!

Looking for more fantastic state parks in New York to check out? Here’s a list of some of the lesser-known ones to add to your bucket list: 10 Lesser-Known State Parks In New York That Will Absolutely Amaze You

Address: Green Lakes State Park, 7900 Green Lakes Rd, Fayetteville, NY 13066, USA
Address: Taughannock State Park Access Road, Taughannock State Park Access Rd, Ulysses, NY 14886, USA
Address: Minnewaska State Park Preserve, 5281 Route 44-55, Kerhonkson, NY 12446, USA
Address: Bear Mountain State Parkway, Bear Mountain State Pkwy, Mohegan Lake, NY, USA
Address: Allegany State Park, Salamanca, NY 14779, USA
Address: Robert Treman State Park Road, Robert Treman State Pk Rd, Newfield, NY 14867, USA
Address: Heckscher State Parkway, Heckscher State Pkwy, East Islip, NY, USA
Address: Watkins Glen State Park, 1009 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891, USA