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NEW YORK STATE PARKS

I Love My Park Day is a new statewide effort to celebrate and enhance the state’s parks and historic sites. It’s sponsored in part by YNN and Time Warner Cable Sports Channel and will take place on Saturday, May 4th, 2013. Volunteers from across the state will be participating in cleanup and improvement events at parks throughout the region. To find a participating park, visit ptny.org.




Green Lakes State Park

Green Lakes State Park

They were created 14,000 years ago, and still today, scientists come from all over the world to two lakes in Onondaga County. Both Green and Round lakes are among the rarest type in the world, nearly 200 feet deep but without oxygen below 60 feet. Still, there is life thriving in those depths. In this week’s edition of your hometown, our Katie Gibas explores Green Lakes State Park. Updated 04/11/2013 03:49 PM

Fair Haven State Park

Fair Haven State Park

Each summer, the natural beauty of Fair Haven State Park is on display for thousands of visitors who swim, camp and relax on its grounds. They park was officially created in the 1920s, but as our Candace Hopkins tells us in this week's edition of Your Hometown, the beautiful beaches surrounding Lake Ontario were one of the area's best kept secrets for decades before. Updated 04/11/2013 03:51 PM

Chenango Valley State Park

Chenango Valley State Park

Visitors have been enjoying the natural beauty of Chenango Valley State Park for many decades, but its history goes back much further than that, with glacially formed lakes dating back to the last ice age. In this week's edition of Your Hometown, our Melissa Kakareka takes us on a journey through Chenango Valley State Park and everything there is to enjoy within its borders. Updated 04/11/2013 03:52 PM

Wellesley State Park

Wellesley State Park

On the banks of the St. Lawrence River, Wellesley Island State Park is the largest camping park in New York. And it offers a little bit of everything that makes the North Country such a popular spot for travelers. There is fishing, boating, trails, a nature center, and even a golf course. And the 1,200 acres of land, were helped to be preserved thanks in part to whiskey. In this edition of Your Hometown, Brian Dwyer and RD White brings us to the largest of U.S. based Thousand Islands, Wellesley Island. Updated 04/11/2013 03:54 PM

Glimmerglass State Park

Glimmerglass State Park

As crowds flock to Cooperstown for Baseball Hall of Fame Weekend, many will branch off to explore the other tourist attractions the area has to offer. One of those is Glimmerglass State Park. In this week's edition of Your Hometown, our Sarah Blazonis explores the park, where nearly 600 acres along Lake Otsego were preserved thanks to one family's love of the outdoors. Updated 04/11/2013 03:56 PM

Robert E. Wehle State Park

Robert E. Wehle State Park

Our look at State Parks in Your Hometowns ends with one of New York's newest state parks. Robert E. Wehle State Park in Jefferson County was created in 2003, but unlike most parks, it's not a campground. Instead of staying the weekend or even longer, this park is designed for the day trip. With 1,100 acres and 17,000 feet of mostly undeveloped Lake Ontario shoreline, Wehle State Park has become the place for bikers and hikers. Our Brian Dwyer and photojournalist R.D. White take us North to Henderson to explore this old military training area and the man who helped make it what it is today. Updated 04/11/2013 03:58 PM

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