New York Parks See 74M Visitors, Break Record (3/5/2019)

Story by Woodall's Campground Management

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The number of visitors to New York state parks, historic sites and campgrounds topped 74 million in 2018, according to the Glens Falls Post-Star

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday (March 4) that visitation increased by 4%, from 71.5 million in 2017 to a record-breaking 74.1 million last year.

The increase comes as the state continues the governor's Parks 2020 initiative to upgrade the state's system of more than 200 parks, historic sites and campgrounds.

State officials said last year's boost in visitors was helped by major improvements at Jones State Park on Long Island, Watkins Glen State Park in the Finger Lakes region and Green Lakes State Park in central New York.

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