Jones Beach

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has suspended the mass vaccination center at Jones Beach on Long Island through Saturday due to high winds and freezing temperatures.

Reeds at Jones Beach on Long Island
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A record 78 million visitors traveled to state parks, campgrounds, trails and historic sites in New York last year, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

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Long Island officials say they will keep beaches and campgrounds open after Labor Day.

Jones Beach 2nd Most Popular State Park In New York

Feb 21, 2018
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According to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Jones Beach was the second most visited state park after Niagara Falls.

Last year almost six million people visited Jones Beach. That’s an increase of 60,000 from 2016. By comparison, Niagara Falls drew over nine million people.

State officials tell Newsday that concerts at the Jones Beach Theater were a big draw.

Also on Long Island, Sunken Meadow State Park and Montauk Point saw dramatic increases in attendance.

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New York Governor Cuomo was on Long Island on Wednesday to talk about two revitalization projects.