Best recreational deal from the state for the money !!!
When you look at what $ 40.00 gets you around the state parks this is a bargain. $ 40.00 = One round at Bethpage Black Course, site of the US Open. Bad news, it takes 5 hours to play. Good News, most golfers would never get a chance to play any other US Open course. $ 50.00 = One Adult all day ski lift pass at Gore Mountain NY. Bad News, this is a one day pass not a years access. Take your family of four for a weekend skiing and your talking almost $ 200.00 in lift tickets. I'm sure a season pass at Gore runs over $ 300.00 a year per person and it takes a tank of gas and 5 hours driving time to get there. You cannot even buy a season golf pass to Bethpage and it takes a lot of hard work to get a tee time. I think the 4x4 fishing permit is one of the best not so secrect deals in NY. Think of how many people live in the state and would never even consider getting a beach fishing permit. There are 15 million people in the NYC\Long Island area. Lets be thankful most of the yuppies would prefer to Jam the LIE on Fridays, bypass the central south shore and go to the hamptons. This does not include all the people in central and northern NY in towns\cities Westchester, Albany, Rochester, Buffalo, etc. The 4x4 pass is a sweet deal. Lets just not let the state know.