The Best New Offer if You're a Park Lover

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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. 

 

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Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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