The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites is getting into the holiday spirit early.The Empire Passport will be discounted from $65 to $40 during a special Cyber Monday online promotion.
cannot put a value on all the benefits of spending time outdoors,"
said State Park Commissioner Rose Harvey. "Whether you are purchasing
the discounted Empire Passport for loved ones or for yourself, I am
pleased that we are able to offer the affordable, yet indispensable
gift, of health and fun this holiday season."
The discount will strictly apply only to online orders placed between midnight and 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26. Purchases will be accepted online at www.nysparks.com during
this time, but will not be accepted in person or by phone. Each
customer will be able to purchase up to three passes at the reduced
The Empire Passport offers unlimited vehicle access to New York State Parks for all four seasons.As
stated on the website, the NYS Parks Department advises residents to
"be aware that a number of our parks on Long Island were severely
damaged by Hurricane Sandy and may not fully open as scheduled
for the 2013 season."
The 2013 Passport will be valid now through
March 31, 2014, at upwards of 250 state-operated parks, recreation
areas, boat launch sites, arboretums and forest preserve sites.