Did you know that 2024 marks the 100th anniversary of New York's statewide park and historic site system? It's a pretty big deal! And to celebrate, there's an exciting new challenge happening that's all about getting people out and about, exploring both new parks and old favorites, all for the chance to snag some awesome prizes.

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So, what's this challenge all about? It's called the "Centennial Challenge," and it's packed with 100 missions that you can tackle at various state parks and historic sites across the state. Sounds like a cool adventure. To complete the challenge, all you have to do is finish 24 missions throughout 2024.

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And here's the best part: if you manage to conquer all those missions, you'll score yourself a snazzy Centennial sticker and get entered into a sweet giveaway. Twenty-four lucky winners will snag a three-year Empire Pass and other cool Centennial swag.

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But wait, there's more! If you're feeling extra ambitious and want to tackle even more missions, you'll earn extra entries into the giveaway for every 10 additional points you rack up or for every extra 10 missions you complete. It's all about that cool reward!

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To get in on the winning, just download the Centennial Challenge Goosechase app on your smartphone or grab a paper checklist to keep track of your missions.  And don't worry, this challenge is designed for people of all abilities, so whether you're a seasoned explorer or just starting out, there's something for everyone.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start exploring! Oh, and don't forget to submit your completed missions by January 10, 2025.

Breathtaking Views of Niagara Falls-Named One of The Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

Travel and Leisure magazine named the top 21 most beautiful waterfalls in the world and Niagara Falls made the list. Niagara Falls consists of the Bridal Veil Falls on the New York side or the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls across the river on the Canadian side. They are worthy of being on this list. I have visited many times in all different seasons and it is truly breathtaking. Just think one of the seven wonders of the world and the most beautiful waterfalls in the world is right here in New York state!

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