ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A multi-year outdoor recreation campaign is underway in New York.

The state initiative, dubbed Adventure NY, sets aside $50 million to expand access to state land and water, improve campgrounds, upgrade other recreational facilities, and increase public awareness of all outdoor recreation opportunities.

More than 75 projects are expected to be completed in the next three years. They range from improvements to youth camps and environmental education centers to new boat launches, duck blinds, and hiking trails.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo kicked off the campaign on Thursday by announcing the completion of a new $8.9 million visitor center at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in suburban Albany.

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