The state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has enhanced its Parks Explorer mobile app to orient visitors and provide helpful wayfinding information when in the parks and on the trails.
The multiple new enhancements are in addition to the app’s information about the destinations and activities available throughout the Empire State’s parks and historic sites.
“Since its introduction, the Parks Explorer app has been a useful and easy way to plan your next outdoor adventure, and now with this latest release it delivers an elevated visitor experience with interactive mapping tools and improved wayfinding,” said Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid. “Whether you’re new to a park or a seasoned hiker on the trails, the new map features will help you explore the parks and discover new favorites more easily.”
The new features include upgrades to trail mapping functionality such as planning hike distance using the new trail mileage tool, offline maps for use when connectivity is a challenge, and live maps for use on Wi-Fi or with good connectivity.
Interactive map elements now provide visitors: