Regardless of vaccination status or local community transmission levels, all individuals over the age of two must wear masks, except when actively eating or drinking, in all common areas and shared workspaces in federally owned buildings administered by the National Park Service and in office space leased by the National Park Service.
Federally owned buildings administered by the National Park Service' include, but are not limited to, visitor centers, administrative offices, maintenance facilities, and shared government quarters; buildings assigned to concessioners or other park partners; and buildings leased for commercial purposes to individuals or entities other than the National Park Service.
All individuals over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status or local community transmission levels, must wear masks in the following outdoor areas when others are present, except when actively eating or drinking, where the superintendent has determined that physical distancing (staying at least six feet apart) cannot reasonably be maintained:
Masks must cover the nose and mouth and fit snugly around the nose and chin with no large gaps around the sides of the face. Masks not designed to be protective, masks with ventilation valves, and face shields do not meet the requirement.
Regardless of vaccination status, all individuals must comply with all orders regarding masks issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
CDC prevention measures continue to apply to all travelers on public transit, regardless of vaccination status. Masks remain required on all forms of public transit that operate within parks, including busses, trains, and boats/ferries, and in transportation hubs
Visiting the Park in Winter
Upstate New York winters bring cold temperatures, snow, ice, and wind. Please use caution when driving to and around the park as the weather often creates poor driving conditions in the area. In cold temperatures walk carefully on sidewalks and pavement in and around the park as the surfaces may become icy and slippery.
If you plan on enjoying the region by exploring the Cayuga-Seneca Canal, make sure you follow proper water safety. Check your water craft to ensure it is good condition to use and always wear a United States Coast Guard approved, properly-sized life jacket. Follow proper etiquette and rules for safe boating. The waterways are a great way to discover the region's history and natural beauty when done safely.
Last updated: August 24, 2021