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Get Out There

Get out there and take in some scenery in Greater Binghamton. There are hundreds of spots and thousands of acres to explore by foot, bike, boat or paddle.

Explore more than a dozen state forests, 78 parks or 77 miles of paddle-friendly waters. The Susquehanna and Chenango rivers meet in Binghamton, where the waterfront is dotted with parks, trails and launches. From challenging trails to hike or bike to riverside strolls or picnics, you can go outside in any way, in every season, in Greater Binghamton.

Confluence Park in Binghamton

Two of Binghamton’s wonderful rivers meet at Confluence Park, the perfect place to unwind or wet a line. The city park, a popular kayak and canoe launching spot, is pristinely maintained and tastefully decorated with landscaping.

Enjoy Binghamton’s River Trail, which connects Confluence with Cheri Lindsey Park via a 1.5-mile paved trail. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Susquehanna and Chenango rivers by foot or bike, then soak in the waterside scenery.

Find similar trails in and near Otsiningo and Port Dickinson parks for a nature while visiting the city. The 420-acre Greenwood Park in Greater Binghamton offers camping, warm-weather recreation and gorgeously groomed cross country skiing trails come winter.

The American Civic Association Memorial Park inspires with its numerous illuminated features. Grecian-style columns, artisan-crafted bird statues and plenty of bench space highlight the park, which glows at night.

Hunting & Fishing

There are more than 9,000 acres of state forest in Greater Binghamton, providing plenty of space to hunt bountiful game. Hunting is permitted on state forest lands and private property with the permission of the landowner. When it comes to fishing, Greater Binghamton is sure to please every angler. There are 50 miles of trout tributaries and 89 miles of warm-water rivers and streams.

Licenses

For more information on obtaining your New York State hunting or fishing license (resident or non-resident), please visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website or call their regional office at (800) 388-8244. For information on NYSDEC’s automated licensing system, call (866) NYDECALS (or (866) 933-2257). If you prefer, you may obtain your license at the office of any municipality throughout Greater Binghamton.

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