Extensive work on the park’s self-guided battlefield Tour Road will begin in 2022 and is expected to result in increased accessibility and visible improvements to the parking areas, trailheads, walkways, seating, exhibits and viewing areas along the ten-mile-long route. [Read more…] about Saratoga National Historical Park Getting $6.6M For Infrastructure
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The Saratoga Surrender Site, where the British Army surrendered during the 1777 Battles of Saratoga, will now be managed by the National Park Service as part of the Saratoga National Park. [Read more…] about National Park Service to Manage Saratoga Surrender Site
The National Park Service has announced it is seeking public input on a study to determine the feasibility of designating the Finger Lakes region of New York as a National Heritage Area. [Read more…] about Finger Lakes Being Considered For National Heritage Area Status
The National Park Service has named Leslie Morlock Superintendent of Saratoga National Historical Park. Morlock begins her new role on March 28, 2021. [Read more…] about Saratoga NHP Announces New Superintendent
The Grant Cottage State Historic Site, a 19th century residence where U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant completed his memoirs shortly before his death, has been named a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service. [Read more…] about Grant Cottage Named National Historic Landmark
Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans have been granted free access to national parks, national wildlife refuges and other federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior, beginning Veterans Day (Nov. 11, 2020).
New York State includes few federal lands, but numerous National Park Service locations, including the sites as varied as the battlefields at Saratoga, the Women’s Rights National Historic Park in Seneca Falls, and the Fire Island National Seashore. [Read more…] about Free Entrance to National Parks, Refuges and Other Public Lands for Vets, Gold Star Families
New York State’s recent acquisition of the 86-acres Parker tract in the Finger Lakes area, recalls the role of New York State Governor and later U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the creation of New York States Forests and Wildlife Management Areas.
The State purchased the parcel from the Parker Trust for $171,300 utilizing federal Pittman-Robertson Act (1937) funds. To ensure that use is in compliance with the Act, the state is planning to include the land in the High Tor Wildlife Management Area in Yates County.
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site has increased recreational access, including the opening of the beach and outdoor programming. Park rangers remain on duty and normal regulations apply. [Read more…] about Sagamore Hill Increases Access to Park Grounds
Citing guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site has reopened access to park grounds, walking paths and trails, and parking areas. [Read more…] about Sagamore Hill Historic Site Reopens Grounds
The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that Sagamore Hill National Historic Site will be closed to all visitors until further notice in response to concerns from the local community and public health officials. No entry will be allowed into the site, except to employees, residents, and other authorized persons. [Read more…] about Sagamore Hill Temporarily Closed