Buy two years and get third free
Online purchase provides unlimited access to state parks until 2018
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will offer a one-day-only deal "Cyber Monday," Dec. 1. The online-only special reduces the price of the three-year Empire Passport to $130, an additional savings off the already discounted standard price of $165.
"New York's outdoors is the four-season destination of choice for adventure and fun, and a multi-year Empire Passport makes it that much easier for family and friends to explore the parks," Commissioner Rose Harvey said. "With our 'Cyber Monday' special purchase, it's like buying two years and getting the third for free. Imagine all the hiking, boating, picnicking, biking, swimming and more that you can enjoy, while making memories that will last a lifetime."
Valid from the date the passport is received through March 31, 2018, the three-year Empire Passport will provide holders unlimited vehicle access to all state parks, nature centers, recreation areas, boat launch sites, arboretums and park preserves, in addition to 55 forest preserve sites operated by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
The special offer is available for online purchases at nysparks.com. Orders will be shipped within seven business days. Previous purchases of the three-year Empire Passport are excluded from this special one-day offer.
In addition, those who purchase a three-year Empire Passport may obtain their choice of one of three "I Love NY Parks" license plates for their vehicle at a reduced fee of $25 (subsequent annual fees apply). Passport holders can order or learn more about the new "Adventure Plates" by visiting the DMV website at: http://www.dmv.ny.gov/adventure.
Empire Passports are available year-round in annual, three-year, five-year and lifetime options. For more information, visit http://nysparks.com/admission/empire-passport/default.aspx.
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation maintains and oversees 180 state parks and 35 historic sites. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-486-1868 or visit www.nysparks.com, connect on Facebook, or follow along on Twitter.