The New York Outdoor Recreation Coalition provides a unified voice of outdoor enthusiasts for New York’s diverse user groups across the industry. Our vision is a united and inclusive recreation community that harnesses their passion for outdoor adventure to protect New York’s public lands.

Our Story

Learn about our beginnings and our vision.

Our Governance

Learn about how we are organized and manage our coalition.

Our Principles

Check the status of the place you want to visit. If it’s closed, don’t go.  If it’s crowded, have a backup plan

Keep your group size small.  Be prepared to cover your nose and mouth and give others space.  If you are sick, stay home.

Prepare for facilities to be closed, pack lunch, and bring essentials like hand sanitizer and a face covering

Slow down and choose lower-risk activities to reduce your risk of injury.  Search and rescue operations and health care resources are both strained. 

Limit long-distance travel and make use of local parks, trails and public spaces.  Be mindful of your impact on the communities you visit. 

Respect public lands and waters, as well as Native and local communities.  Take all your garbage with you.

As a coalition we will work to represent the vastness of New York State in the following ways: