National Parks of New York

There is currently twenty-three National Park Service Site in New York and 10 associated sites.

Official National Parks of New York

  • African Burial Ground National Monument
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Castle Clinton National Monument
  • Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
  • Federal Hall National Memorial
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Fort Stanwix National Monument
  • Gateway National Recreation Area
  • General Grant National Memorial
  • Governors Island National Monument
  • Hamilton Grange National Memorial
  • Harriet Tubman National Historical Park
  • Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
  • Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site
  • Saratoga National Historical Park
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument
    • Ellis Island
  • Stonewall National Monument
  • Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
  • Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
  • Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
  • Women’s Rights National Historical Park

Associated sites of New York

  • Caption John Smith Chesapeake National Historical Trail
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
  • Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
  • Lower East Side Tenement Museum National Historic Site
  • Niagara Falls National Heritage Area
  • North Country National Scenic Trail
  • Thomas Cole National Historic Site
  • Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
  • Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail
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New York National Parks

African Burial Ground National Monument

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Depending on where you are from, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail either starts in Mount Katahdin, Maine and ends in Springer Mountain, Georgia or starts in Springer Mountain, Georgia and ends in Katahdin, Maine. The Appalachian Trail is 2,181 miles long and passes thru 14 states.

There is 88.4 miles of trail in the state of New York.  The lowest point in the AT is Bear Mountain Zoo at 124 ft in elevation.  The trail summits many of the smaller mountains in the state and crosses over the Hudson River.

Every year several thousand people attempt to thru-hike the trail.  Tens of thousands of people will hike sections of the trail each year.  The trail was officially completed in 1937 but the improvement has been ongoing since then.  The trail is maintained by 31 different trail clubs and other partnerships.

Castle Clinton National Monument

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

Federal Hall National Memorial

Fire Island National Seashore

Fort Stanwix National Monument

Gateway National Recreation Area

General Grant National Memorial

Governors Island National Monument

Hamilton Grange National Memorial

Harriet Tubman National Historical Park

Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site

Saratoga National Historical Park

Statue of Liberty National Monument

Stonewall National Monument

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

Women’s Rights National Historical Park

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail is about 3,000 miles of water routes along the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  The rivers are located in the following states – Washington D.C, Deleware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The water routes follow the voyages of Captain John Smith between 160 -1609. Smith produced the first maps of the region.

The much of the Historic trail is included in the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.  The trail passes thru many state and local sites where you can rent canoes and kayaks.  Boat tours are offered in the bay.

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail was established on December 19, 2006.

Photo Credit – NPCA Photos, CC BY-ND 2.0

Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

The Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network is a collection of over 150 parks, refuges, museums, historic communities, and water trails along the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  This network included sites in Washington D.C, Deleware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The Chesapeake Bary watershed drains into the large estuary called the Chesapeake Bay.  The Chesapeake Bary is a 200-mile long bay that connects the Susquehanna River and the Atlantic Ocean.  Over 15o rivers and streams drain into the bay.  The bay ranges from 2.8 miles wide to 30 miles.  There is an estimated 11,684 miles of shoreline.

Visitors to the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network can explore a range of sites and learn about the history, culture and natural importance of the area.

Photo Credit – Forsaken Fotos, CC BY 2.0

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

Lower East Side Tenement Museum National Historic Site

Niagara Falls National Heritage Area

North Country National Scenic Trail

Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River

Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail

Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail is a 680-mile long Historical Trail.  The trail is sometimes known as the Washington–Rochambeau Revolutionary Route.  The route follows the road used by George Washington’s Continental Army and Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau’s Expédition Particulière took on their way from Newport, Rode Island to Yorktown, Virginia. Yorktown was the final battle of the American Revolutionary War.

Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail is primary an auto trail.  While the route forces on the march to Yorktown, the trail passes thru or near many other important revolutionary war sites. New York sites include the Hudson River alley National Heritage Area.

Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail passes thru Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Washington D.C, and Virginia.

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