Home » Blog » 2014 » 02 The Best New Offer if You're a Park Lover by Jacquie on Feb062014 Spend a lot of time at your local State Parks but wish you never had to pay the entrance fee again? Here's the newest solution to your problem, offered from New York State.The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation is now offering a Lifetime Empire Passport! Purchasing this will mean that you have access to most of the 179 state parks, 55 Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) forest preserve areas, as well as to boat launch sites, arboretums and park preserves. You could go everyday if you want! For $750 feel free to explore Nature around you, make a bucket list to see all of the Parks in New York, or reach that resolution of exercising more by hiking at your local park, with no expiration date! Previously offered was the Empire Passport, that allowed you to purchase a pass year after year for $65 and 3 year and 5 year denominations. Another cool feature to this program is that this can be added to your driving license, with a small Maple Leaf icon denoting that you have this lifetime benefit. So no need for stickers on the window or forms to carry around! And even better....when you sign up now you receive a free gift of a week of camping, game of golf, guided hike, or gift card. Avid hunter and angler and feeling a little jealous? No need, there's an option for you too from the DEC! You can also purchase a Lifetime Sporting License and have that put on your driving license as well! See below for the appropriate icons and pricing. About Jacquie "Live in the Sunshine. Swim the Sea. Drink the Wild Air." - Emerson Filed in Autumn Spring Summer Winter Adventure Archery Boating Fishing Hunting Marinas Nature Allegany State Park Lifetime Empire Passport Red House Salamanca Login or register to post comments Email this page Travel Guide It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!! View the visitor's guide online or request that the Enchanted Mountains guide be snail mailed to you for FREE! Related Events 2018 Southern Tier Corporate Challenge Easter Brunch at Good Times of Olean Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Motherhood Out Loud" Southern Tier Symphony's 15th Season Session 3 Friends of Good Music presents Windsync!