The newly designed printed map of the Empire State Trail is now available. This printed map showcases the 750-mile Empire State Trail and many of New York’s special places, diverse history, and iconic landscapes along the route. [Read more…] about Empire State Trail Printed Map Now Available
Construction has started on a $1.25 million project to improve access at Carpenter Falls Unique Area in the Finger Lakes town of Niles, Cayuga County.
The site will remain closed for the duration of construction, which is expected to be completed in 2022. [Read more…] about Construction Begins at Carpenter Falls Unique Area
The East Gate Plaza of the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (Walkway) has officially opened. The Walkway stretches across the Hudson River between Poughkeepsie on the east bank, and Highland, NY, on the west bank.
With funding support of the Hudson River Valley Greenway and other supporters, the expanded gathering space more than doubles the size of the path near the Washington Street Stairs and provides a scenic and convenient location for community events. [Read more…] about East Gate Plaza Opens at Walkway Over the Hudson
New York State Parks is partnering with the Open Space Institute and the Town and Village of New Paltz to improve a 3.5-mile section of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, a key link in the Empire State Trail in Ulster County. [Read more…] about Hudson Valley’s Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Improvements Coming
One of New York State’s largest State Parks celebrated its 100th birthday in July. Allegany State Park, encompassing more than 64,800 acres at the state’s southwestern border with Pennsylvania, now draws more than 1.5 million visitors a year. [Read more…] about Allegany State Park Celebrates Centennial
The New York State Department of Transportation resurfaced a 2.8-mile segment of the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail along the Hudson River between the Albany city line and the 4th Street trailhead and parking lot in the City of Watervliet in Albany County. [Read more…] about Mohawk-Hudson Trail Repaved Between Albany and Watervliet
State Parks recently acquired the 12.1-mile, multi-use Pat McGee Trail in Cattaraugus County, which supports links to Allegany State Park in New York State and Allegany National Forest in Pennsylvania. [Read more…] about State Protects Rail Trail in Western New York
Thanks to a new public-private partnership between State Parks and the Natural Heritage Trust, a “bike library” that provides free loaner gear to visitors at Shirley Chisholm State Park is open for its third season. [Read more…] about Innovative Bike Library at Shirley Chisholm State Park
The final section of the Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway on the southern shoreline of Long Island has opened to cyclists, runners, skaters and walkers. [Read more…] about Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway Completed
The Empire State Trail, the nation’s longest multi-use state trail, is now open for use. It spans 750-miles in total, 75 percent of which is off-road, ideal for cyclists, hikers, and runners.
The trail runs from New York City through the Hudson and Champlain valleys to Canada, and from Albany to Buffalo along the Erie Canal. [Read more…] about Empire State Trail Declared Complete