NYS Parks enhance Explorer Mobile App

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The app that helps you navigate New York’s trail system is getting an upgrade.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced Tuesday the launch of the latest release to its popular Parks Explorer mobile app, to orient visitors and provide helpful wayfinding information when in the parks and on the trails.

The state says the mobile app now offers interactive maps for trip planning.

You’ll be able to plan your hike’s distance, use offline maps when connectivity is a challenge and live maps when it’s not.

The new app also lets you explore park features and amenities.

“Since its introduction, the Parks Explorer app has been a useful and easy way to plan your next outdoor adventure, and now with this latest release it delivers an elevated visitor experience with interactive mapping tools and improved wayfinding,” said State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid. “Whether you’re new to a park or a seasoned hiker on the trails, the new map features will help you explore the parks and discover new favorites more easily. If you enjoy the parks and don’t already have this handy mobile app on your device, I encourage you to download the app today.”

For more information, click here, download the free NY State Parks Explorer mobile app or call (518) 474-0456.