Family Fun

  • Find Your Adventure - June Outdoor Happenings

    Celebrate Get Outdoors & Get Together Day!

    Free events across the state to try a new skill and enjoy the outdoors at Get Outdoors & Get Together Day, a day of inclusion for all people at New York’s accessible Parks and DEC lands. read more »
  • Hudson Valley Section of the NYS Birding Trail is Live!

    World-class birding opportunities across the state

    Birding is a fun activity that everyone can enjoy! From Montauk to Buffalo, New York is home to a vast array of amazing habitat that supports over 450 different bird species. Birding, or birdwatching, is one of the fastest growing outdoor recreational activities that can be enjoyed by all ages and experiences, plus it's a great way to get outdoors. read more »
  • Get Hooked on Fishing, Not Drugs

    Second Orange County District Attorney’s Office Youth Fishing Derby

    Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler on Thursday, March 3, 2022, announced the launch of the second District Attorney’s Office Youth Fishing Derby. The Derby will run from April 1, 2022 through September 5, 2022 and is open to children between the ages of five and eighteen who are children or grandchildren of Orange County residents. read more »
  • 2022 Free Fishing Days in New York State

    DEC encourages all New Yorkers to explore local fishing opportunities in the state

    DEC's Free Fishing Days in New York State. All New Yorkers Encouraged to Explore Local Fishing Opportunities. This event is the first of four Free Fishing Days offered in New York State this year. read more »
  • Look for Safe Ice When Ice Fishing

    Free Fishing Weekend is February 19-20, 2022

    Safe ice should be your number one consideration when ice fishing. February 19-20 is the first of four free fishing weekends in 2022. read more »
  • Be a ‘Snow Birder’ This Winter

    Observe some of the bird species that you may not normally see during warmer months

    While the chilliest months of the year may seem like the hardest time to venture outdoors, it can be a great time to go birding. read more »