The following updates to Recreation Areas are now available on the Northeast Ocean Data Portal in the Recreation theme map, Data Explorer, and Data Download.

  • Water Trails: We added the South Shore Blueway along the southern coast of Long Island by digitizing maps available on the South Shore Blueway website.
  • Boat Launches: We added new data provided by the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island.
  • Other Parks and Reserves: We added many more features within 10 kilometers of the coastline using data from The Nature Conservancy’s 2015 Secured Lands (public version) dataset, which includes nature reserves, preserves and sanctuaries, National Wildlife Refuges, wildlife managed areas, and municipal and state forests, lands, and parks.