This summer Gold Star Families and Veterans can enjoy New York State for free with the "Lifetime Liberty Pass". This program is designed to honor our veterans and Gold Star Families so they can enjoy all New York State has to offer.


What Is The Lifetime Liberty Pass Program?

New York State announced that all Gold Star Families and veterans will be able to get the Lifetime Liberty Pass. This amazing pass allows our heroes and their families to enjoy free access to ALL state-run campgrounds, boat launch sites, state parks, historical sites, golf courses, and swimming pools throughout New York State.

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According to Governor Hochul's office and Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon,

Our Veterans and Gold Star Families have made countless sacrifices for our freedoms and our country. We have a moral obligation to support and honor our Veterans, I am proud to have supported this legislation.

Here Are The Perks That Are Part Of The Lifetime Liberty Pass

*Free vehicle entry to State Parks, DEC-operated spots, boat launch sites, historic sites, arboretums, and park preserves.

*Free rounds of golf at State Park-operated golf courses.

*Splash around for free in the swimming pools at State Parks.

*Discounted rates on campsite and cabin rentals at State Parks and DEC-operated campgrounds. It's applied right when you check-in.

To take advantage of the Lifetime Liberty Pass, go to your nearest New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

27 Images of Upstate New York's Most Magnificent Landmarks

I've lived here my entire life, and I'm not sure I realized just how beautiful the Empire State truly is. There's no shortage of stunning landscapes and breathtaking views throughout the great State of New York.

It doesn't matter where you live, or where you travel, New York residents are never far from a gorgeous beach, a picturesque state park, or an awe-inspiring mountain.

In 2018, a photographer named Demetri Andritsakis made a 3-and-a-half-minute drone video highlighting many of New York's breathtaking views called "Upstate New York By Air".

Andritsakis submitted it to the 2018 New York State Fair Drone Film Festival, and deservedly so, he received a Gold Medal honor for his aerial work throughout upstate New York.

From the Adirondacks to the Catskills, Albany to Buffalo, and everything worth seeing in between, check out these spectacular pics featuring 27 of the Most Magnificent Landmarks in Upstate New York.

Gallery Credit: Brian Cody TSM Albany