With many residents of New York social distancing, the state government has decided to waive park fees temporarily.

A lot of us are on a little bit of a hiatus from work or school right now. With many places in the state slowing down for the next few weeks many people will be looking to get out of the house and get some fresh air.

With many restaurants only running at minimal capacity and stores, casinos and gyms all shutting down the state is offering an affordable outdoor alternative. During the latest coronavirus briefing, Governor Cuomo announced that state park fees will be waived.

We're lucky to have many state parks in the Hudson Valley to enjoy. Here's a list of them:

Dutchess County

James Baird State Park

14 Maintenance Lane
Pleasant Valley, NY 12569

Mills Norrie State Park (Margaret Lewis Norrie)

9 Old Post Road
Staatsburg, NY 12580

Ogden Mills & Ruth Livingston Mills State Park

Mills Mansion 1 Road
Staatsburg, NY 12580

Taconic State Park - Rudd Pond Area

59 Rudd Drive
Millerton, NY 12546

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

Highland Entrance:
87 Haviland Road
Highland, NY 12528
Poughkeepsie Entrance:
61 Parker Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Ulster County

Franny Reese State Park

Johnson-Iorio Park, Haviland Rd
Highland, NY 12528

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

5281 Route 44-55
Kerhonkson, NY 12446

Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area

400 Sam’s Point Road
Cragsmoor, NY 12420

Orange County

Anthony Wayne Recreation Area - Harriman State Park

Palisades Parkway, Exit 17
Bear Mountain, NY 10911

Bear Mountain State Park

Palisades Parkway or Route 9W North
Bear Mountain, NY 10911

Beaver Pond Campgrounds - Harriman State Park

700 Kanawaukee Road
Stony Point, NY 10980

Goosepond Mountain State Park

1198 New York 17M
Chester, NY 10918

Harriman State Park

Seven Lakes Dr / Bear Mountain Circle

Ramapo, NY 10974

Highland Lakes State Park

55-223 Tamms Rd
Middletown, NY 10941

Lake Sebago Beach - Harriman State Park

Palisades Interstate Park Commission
Bear Mountain, NY 10911

Lake Tiorati Beach - Harriman State Park

2300 Seven Lakes Drive
Southfields, NY 10975

Lake Welch Beach - Harriman State Park

800 Kanawaukee Road
Stony Point, NY 10980

Schunnemunk State Park

Orange County, NY 12553

Sebago Cabin Camp - Harriman State Park

Seven Lakes Drive
Harriman State Park, NY 10901

Silver Mine - Harriman State Park

Palisades Interstate Park Commission
Bear Mountain, NY 10911

Sterling Forest State Park

116 Old Forge Road
Tuxedo, NY 10987

Storm King State Park

Mountain Road
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520

Fahnestock State Park (Clarence Fahnestock)

1498 Route 301
Carmel, NY 10512

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