New York State, an American state that borders Canada and six other states, has 44 national parks, some of which are famous all over North America, and even the entire world. For example, the site of the Statue of Liberty, a monument given to Canada by France as a gift of peace, freedom, and democracy, is considered to be a national park.
Additionally, the Niagara Falls—whose American part is in New York State—is another national park of the said state; it is famous for being the second largest waterfall in the world. It should also be noted that there are many other notable national parks in New York State, such as Castle Clinton, Federal Hall, and Governors Island.
Best New York National Parks
Statue Of Liberty National Monument
Located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty was a gift of international friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States.
East Sidney Lake
East Sidney Lake is located in rolling dairy country of New York. The annual canoe slalom is held downstream of dam during October.
Amagansett National Wildlife Refuge
The Amagansett National Wildlife refuge graces the shore of the Atlantic Ocean on Long Island's south fork. Explore Amagansett NWR details here.
Castle Clinton National Monument
More than a dozen forts were built to defend New York Harbor at the time of the War of 1812. Explore the Castle Clinton National Monument National Park here.
Strong Museum is one of the nation's leading hands-on history centers for children and adults alike and is dedicated to learning through interactive learning environments, world-renowned collections, creative programs, and special events.
Museum of American Financial History
The Museum of American Financial History preserves, exhibits and teaches the power of a democratic free market economy to better the financial lives of individuals, companies, and nations.
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
The Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site dedicated to a First Lady (Eleanor Roosevelt). Val-Kill welcomes the visitor as Mrs. Roosevelt welcomed her many guests.
Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum
Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design.
Ellis Island National Monument
Ellis Island National Monument is Federal property within the shared territorial jurisdiction of the States of New York and New Jersey. Explore this New York National Park here.
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor covers 524 miles in Upstate New York, including four navigable waterways: Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca.
Federal Hall National Memorial
26 Wall Street was the site of New York City's 18th century City Hall. Explore the Federal Hall National Memorial New York details here.
Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge
The Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located on the north shore of Long Island, 25 miles east of New York City. Explore the NWR details here.
National Parks of New York Harbor
The National Parks of New York Harbor represents a collaboration, or organizational network, of these parks: Gateway National Recreation Area, Governors Island, Manhattan Sites and Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island, as well as one affiliated site, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.
New York State Museum
The New York State Museum is a major research and educational institution. It is dedicated to promoting inquiry and advancing knowledge in the fields of geology, biology & more.
Womens Rights National Historical Park
Womens Rights National Historical Park in New York consists of four major historical properties and a state of the art Visitor Center. Explore this national park details here.
Fort Stanwix National Monument
Visit Fort Stanwix National Monument where our shared heritage comes alive everyday, and explore the sights, sounds, smells and feel of the 18th century.
Fire Island National Seashore
Pristine ocean shores, an ancient maritime forest, legacies of lighthouse keepers, and the historic estate of William Floyd are just a few of the recreational, natural, and cultural resources of Fire Island National Seashore.
Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
The Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) on the north shore of Long Island consists of high quality marine habitats that support a variety of aquatic-dependent wildlife.
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
Explore the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site details here. Sagamore Hill was the summer home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States.
Saint Pauls Church National Historic Site
Saint Pauls Church National Historic Site is one of New York's oldest Parishes. The adjoining cemetery contains burials dating from 1704. Explore this national park here.
Saratoga National Historical Park
The Battlefield was made part of the National Park System in 1938 when Saratoga National Historical Park was authorized by the United States Congress.
Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge
Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge is one of New York's top 10 areas for grassland dependent migratory birds. This exceptional habitat was formerly the Galeville Military Airport.
Seatuck National Wildlife Refuge
Seatuck National Wildlife Refuge is located on the south shore of Long Island and is managed as part of the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
Gateway National Recreation Area
Gateway National Recreation Area is a 26,000 acre recreation area located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area. Explore Gateway NRA details here.