State Park at the Fair

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State Park at the Fair

New York

(315) 492-1756

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Overview

While visiting the New York State Fair this summer be sure to stop at the State Park at the Fair and sample some of our programs in an oasis-like park setting around the reflecting pool in front of the Horticulture Building. While the State Park at the Fair is the smallest park within the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation agency, it offers fun for all ages. It highlights the many interpretive and recreational opportunities available throughout the 179 state parks and 35 state historic sites in New York. Come share hands-on activities and explore interesting demonstrations and exhibits. Our mini-golf course is an annual family favorite.

Learn more about New York's magnificent state parks and historic sites in the visitor center. Meet parks staff that can answer questions and pick up a map to help plan your next trip. In the gift pavilion you will find unique items for those who love the outdoors. Choose from children's nature collectibles, posters and books, prints, nature inspired jewelry, mini-critters and casual clothing.

The Birds of Prey exhibit features live eagles, hawks, and owls. Come to the State Park Police exhibit and meet the police officers that patrol State Parks and Historic Sites! Inquire at the Park Visitor Center regarding days and times. State Park Police will also have information on boating, personal watercraft safety and recent law changes.

Visit The Great New York State Fair website for more information.

Map of at the Fair (NY)

Latitude, Longitude: 43.071106, -76.216583

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Activities

  • Golfing

    The mini-golf course is an annual family favorite, drawing people to the fair from all over the state.

  • Historic Sites

    State park at the Fair highlights the many interpretive and recreational opportunities available throughout the 178 state parks and 35 state historic sites in New York. Hands-on activities and interesting demonstrations and exhibits are available to visitors. Information about boating, personal watercraft safety and recent law changes, as well as trails and camp sites are also available.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic tables and recreation programs are available at the oasis-like park setting around the reflecting pool located in front of the Horticulture Building.

Seasonality/Weather

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Directions

Driving

The Empire Expo Center, home of the New York State Fair, is immediately adjacent to Route 690 just West of Syracuse. It is easily accessible from the New York State Thruway (Rt. 90) exits 39 from the West and 34A from the East, and from Route 81, North and South. Just follow the signs to the Fairgrounds. From Buffalo Area: Take the New York State Thruway (I-90) East to Exit 39, to Rt. 690 East. From Albany or Utica Area: Thruway (I-90) West to Exit 34A, to Rt. 481 South, to Rt. 690 West. From North or South: I-81 into Syracuse, to Rt. 690 West.

Phone Numbers

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(315) 492-1756

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