2136 West Oakfield Rd., Grand Island, NY 14072 | 716-773-3271
According to the park website: Buckhorn Island State Park nature preserve, 895 acres of marsh, meadows and woods and the last vestige of once vast marshlands and meadows that bordered the Niagara River, is classified as a park preserve. The public is welcome to walk the nature trails, hike, bike, kayak, canoe, fish and cross-country ski in the park. Ongoing restoration continues to re-establish wetland cover and water levels and increase the diversity of native flora and fauna. The ongoing restoration plan includes increasing public access with more non-intrusive trails, overlooks and bird watching blinds.
503 East River Road, Grand Island, NY 14072 | (716)773-7629
The Buffalo Yacht Club is a great facility which offers a variety of services to its members. Almost any issue can be addressed and alterations made for a member or a guest with prior notice.
1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14211 | (716) 896-5200
The Buffalo Museum of Science has been serving the Buffalo-Niagara region for over 75 years, providing the opportunity for great fun and education through well presented programs and exhibits. The museum is always providing new exhibits and offers Discovery Camps, overnight events, family events, memberships, and birthday parties. The organization and staff are passionate about what they do, and look forward to sharing that passion with others.
300 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214 | (716) 873-3900
The Buffalo Zoo is on 23.5 acres and is the 3rd oldest zoo in the US, since 1875. They house many exotic animals including mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and birds. They offer a wealth of activities from just browsing the zoo to educational and fun camps for kids, plus an array of special and holiday events!
1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222 | 716-878-6011
The Burchfield Penney Art Center is the only museum exclusively dedicated to the art and artists of Western New York – including famed American watercolorist Charles E. Burchfield. From the moment you first step through the doors, you will be surrounded by inspirational, thought-provoking and often world-renowned artwork. The Burchfield Penney features more than 30 exhibitions annually. While many are curated from their extensive collections, they often bring new work into the museum through temporary exhibitions and works on loan. As a result, no visit to the Burchfield Penney is ever the same. Guided tours along with various art-based activities are offered weekly and can be found on their website (https://www.burchfieldpenney.org).
Burnet Park Dr, Syracuse, NY 13204 | (315) 473-4330
Burnet Park is a multi-use facility that provides activities year-round. There is something for all ages, and an enormous amount of open space for activities that require only imagination. It is a great place to enjoy a picnic with the family, or take a leisurely stroll around the park. Jungle gyms, sport facilities, and the natural terrain, provide a variety of recreation activities. Pets are welcome as long as owners clean up after them, and there are trash receptacles throughout, so it is not a carry in, carry out facility. Rolling hills, abundant wildlife that is native to the city of Syracuse, and a variety of activities, makes Burnet Park a fun and relaxing place to enjoy outdoor recreation.
Burnet Park Drive, Syracuse, NY 13204 | 315-443-9343
This Monday Mile loops through Burnet Park and passes by Rosamond Gifford Zoo, playgrounds and a golf course. The route is a designated path on the inner loop of the one-way street inside the park. The path is approximately 4 feet wide. The narrowest part of the path is 2 feet 4 inches wide. There are speed humps on the roadway. At the final turnaround loop, there is a wooden gate with a sign that says that the gate closes after 6 p.m. Maps of the Monday Mile route along with turn-by-turn directions are available on the agency website.
340765 NYS Route 12E , Cape Vincent, NY 13618 | (315) 654-2522
According to their website: Burnham Point State Park is small and quiet with lightly-wooded campsites, ideal for boating, fishing and relaxing. Boaters can explore local towns, islands and historic sites for miles up and down the scenic river. Popular game fish include bass, pike, muskellunge and walleye.
6252 W 104th Avenue , Westminster, CO 80020 | 303-469-5441
The Butterfly Pavilion is an interactive facility that is known as the first stand -lone Invertebrate Zoo in the world. The Butterfly Pavilion has 5 different exhibits within the one floor building. The 5 exhibits include Wings of the Tropics, Crawl-A-See-Em, Waters Edge, Invertebrate World, and an Outdoor Gardens & Nature Trail. They have daily shows and programs. A special one is at 12:30pm and 3:30pm they release new butterflies in the Wings of the Tropics exhibit. This is a must see and a very magical experience. They also offer winter and summer camps for children. Around every corner you will find a friendly, knowledgeable staff eager to help and educate any visitor on the exhibits around them. Along with the staff around every corner, the Assistant Guest Services Manager, Julie Wagner, is around during the week to help with any questions as well. They are passionate about education and conservation of invertebrates and their habitats. This is a fun, educational, hands on activity with a twist of creepy crawlies, mixed with a magical feel.
Route 13, Ithaca, NY 14850 | (607) 273-5761 summer; (607) 273-3440 winter
According to the agency website: "Buttermilk Falls State Park takes its name from the foaming cascade formed by Buttermilk Creek as it flows down the steep valley side toward Cayuga Lake. The upper park has a small lake, hiking trails through woodlands and along the gorge and rim, picnic areas and playing fields. The lower park has a campground, pool and playing fields, beyond which is Larch Meadows. Larch Meadows is a wetland area through which a nature trail winds. Park activities, including tours through Buttermilk gorge, are offered weekly from July 4th through Labor Day."
2357 Humphrey Road, Varysburg, NY 14167 | (585) 535-7300
Byrncliff Resort & Conference Center is a year-round resort nestled in the rolling hills of Wyoming County in Western New York State. Byrncliff offers an 18-hole Golf Course, a full service restaurant, overnight lodging, cross country ski/snowshoe trails, an outdoor pool with mini-golf course, and entertainment. Byrncliff Resource & Conference Center is located just 30 minutes from historic East Aurora, NY, and is just across the street from Buffalo Hill.
Please see GPS coordinates below., Cadyville, NY 12918 | (518) 562-6861
The Cadyville Beach offers a variety of recreation and sport activities for all ages including children and adults as wel as a beach with waterfront access.
Route 281, Homer, NY 13077 | (607) 749-2161
Calale Field is an open facility used for softball games, lacrosse games, and soccer games. There are no fences and no accessible seating areas.
5303 W Cameron Rd., Cameron , NY 14819 |
According to the agency website: The 1,990-acre Cameron State Forest includes Cameron Pond, two smaller ponds, a gas pipeline down the middle and a native grassland field near the southern end. Today, Cameron and all state forests in New York are managed for multiple benefits to serve the needs of the people of New York. Sustainable management practices will ensure a perpetual supply of timber, a diversity of wildlife habitats, compatible recreational opportunities and clean water.
5750 Devoe Road, Camillus, NY 13031 | (315) 488-3409
Sims Store Museum is a replica of the original Sims' canal store which was located on the Canal about 2 miles east of the present location. The original site was closer to Gere Lock and Belle Isle. There it took advantage of the fact that the boats had to stop there before entering the lock and/or stopping at Belle Isle.
Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds , Pearl River, NY 10965 | 845-735-2383
According to the Camp 12 Trails website:
9640 Frontenac Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886 | (607) 648-7888 or (877) 674-8876
In 1924, Camp Barton was established at Taughannock Falls, a mile or two south of our present location at Frontenac Point on beautiful Cayuga Lake in the heart of New York's Finger Lakes. In the more than eighty years since then, thousands of Scouts have been a part of the Barton tradition of fun, Scouting and year-round activity. We moved to Frontenac in 1927, and the fun has continued on the lake and in the nearly 200 acres of woods and fields. Camp Barton is the perfect setting for your troop's next summer camp adventure, and will provide your Scouts with camping experiences which will be remembered for a lifetime.
75 Stowe Road, Sandwich, MA 02563 | (508)428-2571
According to the agency website: "Camp Burgess is an overnight camp that offers one and two-week sessions for boys ages 7 to 16. We are located on beautiful Spectacle Pond, Cape Cod, across from our sister Camp Hayward. Our brother-sister structure allows Burgess campers to benefit from an all-boy environment while also experiencing safe and positive opportunities for co-ed social interaction. Our camp provides a place for boys to gain independence, build community, and participate in a wide variety of activities. As soon as you arrive at Camp Burgess you can feel the spirit of fun and excitement that fills each day of the summer. Our staff from around the world guide campers in developing valuable life skills and friendships that last a lifetime."
2559 Walker Chapel Rd. , Roberta, GA 31078 | 404-626-1951
Camp Grace is set on 300 acres in rural middle Georgia. It provides several amenities and services dedicated to transforming the lives of at-risk and underprivileged youth. Their mission is transform urban youth, through grace, with overnight camps. Camp Grace strives to strengthen ministry partnerships through high capacity and high quality camps experienced by youth ages 7-17. The staff's ultimate goal is to be a light to those who are surrounded by darkness through recreation services, as well as counseling services, if needed. Camp Grace's staff is very open minded and willing to provide any special services and/or accommodations so that all individuals can experience the life changing services provided at this facility.
1898 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954 | (631)668-3781
According to the agency website: "Camp Hero State Park encompasses 415 acres of diverse landscape including heavily wooded areas, a long expanse of beachfront along the Atlantic Ocean, and an historic military installation. Specific features of Camp Hero are magnificent pristine maritime forests, freshwater wetlands, spectacular ocean vistas and dramatic bluffs rising from the beach. An extensive system of trails is available for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The park boasts some of the best surf fishing locations in the world, open 24 hours a day to fishermen with permits, and areas for picnicking. An undisturbed environment shelters bountiful wildlife and an abundance of birds. The former military base that is in the park is registered as a National Historic Site. Swimming not permitted."
5804 Correctionville Road, Sioux City , IA 501106 | 712-224-2267
About Camp High Hopes
980 East Bluff Drive, Penn Yan, NY 14527 | (315) 536-2754
This youth summer camp is designed for children ages 8 – 12. It is located on Keuka lake in Penn Yan, NY. Children can participate in various activities ranging from sailing to archery and many more. This camp is run thought the NYSSI, New York State Sherriff’s Institute, and is funded by donations.
382 Camp Kresge Road, White Haven, PA 18661 | 570-443-2267
The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA owns and operates YMCA Camp Kresge, a beautiful 1,100-acre facility located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains. Situated on the banks of beautiful Beaver Lake, YMCA Camp Kresge offers a wide variety of programs for the families, children, adults, school groups, corporate retreats and team building, facility rentals, and other organized groups.
165 Sheldon Road, Winthrop, NY 13697 | (315) 328-4581
Camp Mandaville is a year-round Christian camp and Retreat Center whose primary mission is to introduce people of all ages to the person of Jesus Christ through fun, safe outdoor Bible centered experiences enable our campers to enjoy their time here and encourage them to grow in their understanding and practice of the Christian faith. We try to maintain clear and open lines of communication with families and local churches whereby our campers return home more reflective of an attitude of serving others and a desire to serve in a local church fellowship.
Newcomb Lake Rd, Newcomb, NY 12852 | (518) 834-9328
The Camp Santanoni Historic Area is an open place with a unique opportunity for recreation. The property consists of 3 major complexes, and a variety of trails. Starting from the first main complex (the gate house complex), the Newcomb Lake Road trail goes on for about 4.7 miles. Along the trail, there is the Farm Complex and a few other trails branching off to other locations outside of the Santanoni Preserve. At the end of the Newcomb Lake Road trail, is the Main Complex. The Main Complex is one of the many Great Camp complexes. Many are privately owned, but this camp is luckily open for the public to use. There are 7 primitive camping sites around the Main Complex.
150 Whitman Road, Penn Yan, NY 14527 | (315) 536-7753
According to the camp’s website: “Camp Whitman has over 117 acres on the west side of Seneca Lake. Campers live in small cabins clustered in family groups around a village lodge, and they eat in a large dining hall. Many opportunities for exploring abound in the woods, ravines, meadows, Punnett’s Pond, and the lakefront. Organized recreation takes place on the playing field, in canoes and sailboats at the lakefront, and at the pool for supervised swimming.”
4187 Sam Adams Lane, Auburn, NY 13021 | (315) 253-5304
According to the agency website: "Camp Y-Owasco will put Christian principles into practice through the use of its programs, facilities, and natural surroundings that strengthen family life, provide for positive value development, foster health and personal growth in an outdoor setting, promote friendship and intercultural understanding, and explore principles of environmental stewardship and conservation.
6 Sprout Lake Camp Road, Verbank, NY 12585 | (845) 677-3411
According to the agency website: "Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake strives to provide a supportive and dynamic environment in which Jewish youth can explore, grow, and mature. Our programming aims to strengthen Jewish identity, foster a connection to Israel, create lasting friendships, encourage individual achievement, and heighten self-esteem and leadership skills.
137 Dennison Rd, Richfield Springs, NY 13439 | (518)474-0445
Canadarago Lake Boat Launch is located South of Richfield Springs off of Route 28 just off of Dennison Road. This beautiful launch and fishing pier provides access to recreation opportunities on Canadarago Lake.
620 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424 | (585)394-9420
Canandaigua Lake Marine Park is a boat launch facility and provides fishing access to Canandaigua Lake.