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NY's Great Outdoors Panel: Fred Bonn, Regional Director at NYS Parks, to Speak at 2023 NYS Tourism Conference

Apr 5, 2023

Fred Bonn, Regional Director of the Finger Lakes Parks at New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, will speak on New York's Great Outdoors on Thursday afternoon as part of the 2023 NYS Tourism Conference held in Oswego, NY on April 19-21. Fred will speak on the new attractions and cutting-edge digital tools opening in 2023 and how State Parks can support your destination's promotional efforts.

The New York State Park system continues to experience record attendance and remains committed to providing travelers and the residents of the Empire State world-class experiences that deliver lifetime memories. Summer 2023 is right around the corner, and it's not too early to be thinking about 2024 opportunities with the solar eclipse and the 100th Anniversary of the New York State Park system!

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about the several new attractions State Parks is opening in 2023 all across New York, and how they are already starting to plan for 2024,
  • Discover how State Parks can help you promote your destination

Register now for the 2023 NYS Tourism Conference!

About Fred:

Fred Bonn was appointed to be the Regional Director for New York State's Finger Lakes Region in 2013. In that role he oversees the operations and management of over 30 facilities including such flagship parks as Watkins Glen State Park, Taughannock Falls State Park and hidden gems like Stony Brook State Park and Long Point State Park. Prior to 2013 Fred served as the Director of the Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Fred Bonn
Regional Director, Finger Lakes State Parks
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

About New York State Parks

New York State Parks welcomed a record 79.5 million visitors in 2022 who enjoyed camping, hiking, swimming, golf and hundreds of miles of shoreline.