Assemblyman Bill Reilich (R,C,I-Greece) today encouraged Monroe County residents to take advantage of Western New York’s numerous state parks. In conjunction with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, Reilich suggested families consider local outings. In the midst of a state and national fiscal crisis, he encouraged citizens to utilize the region’s natural attractions.
“For families who are looking to vacation, but spend less money, we have so much to offer right here in our own back yard,” said Reilich. “The state offers many free vacation options, and more and more people are discovering the beauty of ‘stay-cations.’”
The office of parks recently released a “Featured Trails Guide” highlighting parks, historic sites, and nature trails by region. Reilich noted the proximity to Western New York’s numerous recreational, natural, and cultural attractions.
“There is still such a great deal of summer left,” Reilich said. “Our unique geography and community provide opportunities for diverse interests. For those looking for educational options, we have forts and mansions. Sporting enthusiasts can enjoy fishing, hiking, biking, and horseback riding. And those looking to relax can enjoy our local beaches and picnic areas. We forget sometimes that we are just a few miles from Letchworth – the Grand Canyon of the East – and Niagara Falls – one of the natural wonders of the world.
For more information, residents should contact Assemblyman Reilich’s office at (585) 225-4190, or they can visit www.parkvisitor.com or www.nysparks.state.ny.us to learn more about state park vacation options for Monroe County.