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Bayswater Point State Park- Bayswater Point State Park comprises 12 acres at the tip of the peninsula in the Rockaways that juts out into the Mott Basin on the eastern shore of Jamaica Bay. The terrain is varied, including beach, wetland and woodlands.
Castle Clinton National Monument- Castle Clinton, located in Battery Park in New York City, served as a defense site, entertainment center and immigration depot, before designated by Congress as nationally significant.
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve- Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve is a 260-acre natural area near the southwest shore of Staten Island. It contains a variety of unique habitats such as wetlands, ponds, sand barrens, spring-fed streams and woodlands.
Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park- Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park is located between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges offering enjoyment while viewing the man-made landscape, strolling along the boardwalk or picnicking.
Federal Hall National Memorial- This site of many historic events is located in downtown Manhattan. It is open for touring and offers educational programs.
Gateway National Recreation Area- Gateway National Recreation Area encompasses more than 26,000 acres of marshes, wildlife sanctuaries, recreational and athletic facilities, miles of sandy beaches, indoor and outdoor classrooms, picnicking and camping areas.
General Grant National Memorial- This memorial to Ulysses S. Grant, the Union commander who brought the Civil War to an end, includes the tombs of General and Mrs. Grant. As the President of the United States (1869-77), Grant signed the act establishing the first national park, Yellowstone, March 1, 1872.
Hamilton Grange National Memorial- The Grange, named after his grandfather's estate in Scotland, was the home of Alexander Hamilton, American statesman and first Secretary of the Treasury.
Riverbank State Park- This year-round park is a multilevel landscaped recreational facility located above the Hudson River. It offers both indoor and outdoor swimming, running track, organized field sports, skating rink, tennis courts, basketball courts and much more.
Roberto Clemente State Park- This park is a tribute to the baseball legend, Roberto Clemente (1934-1972) who won world fame for his fielding, throwing and hitting. In 1972 he was killed while performing missionary work for earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site- This 18th century church is associated with the trial of John Peter Zenger and the fight for freedom of the press. The church was completed in 1787. The Bill of Right museum occupies the former parish hall.
Statue of Liberty National Monument- The Statue Of Liberty National Monument includes the famous 152-foot copper statue and Ellis Island immigration facility. Both of these sites lie in New York Harbor and are accessible by ferry.

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Description - Six state parks lie within the populous New York City Travel Region. Each offers an array of activities from championship golf and swimming to hiking and viewing wildlife. The area boasts world-class museums, restaurants, Broadway shows and major league sports teams. Several of the most popular national attractions include Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, Grants Tomb and Theodore Roosevelt's Birthplace.

Attractions - Known as the city that never sleeps, New York City bursts with culture, trade, business and finance. The ever-evolving human climate shines with world-class restaurants, museums, galleries, Broadway shows, fashionable shopping avenues and a glittering city skyline. The New York City Travel Region is also home to the Mets, the Yankees, the Knicks and the Rangers. Buried within the concrete, New York City has six State Parks each offering an array of recreation programs, picnic amenities and playgrounds. Seven National Parks in the region include the Hamilton Grange National Memorial, General Grant's Tomb, Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace, Federal Hall, Castle Clinton, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.

Recreation - The New York City Travel Region is home to six State Parks which offer an array of recreation programs, hundreds of picnic tables, several hiking and nature trails, limited fishing, tennis courts, playgrounds, and several bike and equestrian paths. New York City offers some of the finest museums in the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Arts and The American Museum of Natural History. Historical sites abound including Ellis Island which was America's doorway for millions of immigrants, the fabulous Statue of Liberty that was France's revered gift to America, General Grant's Tomb, Theodore Roosevelt's Birthplace and much more.

Climate - The New York City Travel Region experiences average January temperatures above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average above 72 degrees Fahrenheit (above 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 40 to 44 inches of rain and snowmelt.

Location - The New York City Travel Region encompasses New York City and the surrounding metropolitan areas located in the southern region of the state. The area is bordered by Long Island Travel Region on the east, the Taconic / Hudson Valley Travel Region to the north and the state of New Jersey to the south and west.


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Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, 1555 Third Avenue, Room 202 , New York, NY, 10128, Phone: 212-479-7772, Fax: 212-831-4244
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New York Travel Regions - The state of New York is divided into twelve travel regions. Over 170 State Parks are found throughout the state with numerous public land holdings in the Adirondacks and Catskills.

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