Take a virtual vacation

The state is offering what it calls “virtual tours” of 93 popular destinations; the videos may be viewed on the websites of State Parks and the Department of Environmental conservation.

The virtual tours include both moving "spins" and still images of a variety of state-owned parks, campgrounds, trails, playgrounds, pavilions, golf courses, boat launches, beaches and pools in the parks, as well as landscapes, and premium viewing spots. Each virtual tour includes multiple scenes and key information about the property.

The tours of campsites look at sample interior and exterior images of the diverse types of lodging available, including boat-access-only waterfront sites, family-friendly camping loops, secluded wooded settings, rustic cabins, fully equipped cottages, and more. More than 15,000 campsites and 800 cabins are located near day-use parks, historic sites, and other family-oriented properties.

The 2014 summer season, which is between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day, welcomed 36 million visitors to the state's parks, historic sites, campgrounds. and facilities.

More Community news

  • ALBANY COUNTY — The Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering a free tire recycling event for county residents. Made possible through the use of state’s Conservation Project Financial Assistance funds, the event will take place during the week of Oct.

  • VOORHEESVILLE — “The Coronavirus pandemic is still with us and your community needs your help,” said Gary Kubitz, pastor with the First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville who organized a coalition to help the community when the coronavirus pandemic first hit.

  • ALBANY COUNTY — The public is invited to become inaugural Five Rivers “5Rs” this fall.

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