The Philipstown Trails Committee in western Putnam County received a Hudson River Valley Greenway Conservancy Trails Grant to create a feasibility study of the proposed Philipstown Connector Trail. [Read more…] about Putnam County Connector Trail Feasibility Study Underway
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Rangers in DEC’s Region 5, which includes most of the 6-million acre Adirondack Park, have acquired two e-bikes to aid reduce their carbon footprint on patrols, search and rescue operations, and policing in one Adirondack campground. [Read more…] about DEC Acquires E-Bikes For Forest Rangers
On Thursday, New York State Assemblymember Patricia Fahy (D-Albany) introduced a package of legislation known as the “Greenway Trails For A Green Future” aimed at modernizing New York’s greenway and multi-use trail system, while improving cyclist and pedestrian safety and growing the tourism and outdoor recreation industries.
Senator Pete Harckham (D-Peekskill) and Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Dutchess/Columbia) are also sponsoring a bill included in the package. [Read more…] about ‘Greenway Trails For A Green Future’ Bills Introduced In State Legislature
As the 1890s took New York State toward a new century, the use of the bicycle for recreation by both the young and old was sweeping the country. One reason for this growth was the development of a safer, easier-to-ride machine with a smaller front wheel than the earlier high-wheeled bicycles.
Other advances in the development of the bicycle at this time were pneumatic tires and a chain drive that further eliminated the need for the large front tire. [Read more…] about Side Paths: New York State’s 1890s Bike Trail Network
The Hudson River Valley Greenway (HRVG) has released the Albany-Hudson Electric Trail 2022 Trail Use Report. HRVG constructed and operates the Albany–Hudson
Electric Trail (AHET), a 36–mile recreational “rail trail” in Rensselaer and Columbia Counties.
The report includes visitation numbers to four different trail sections on the Albany-Hudson Electric Trail (AHET) using automated counters to count users and a visual trail use survey to analyze user types. [Read more…] about Albany-Hudson Electric Trail 2022 Use Report
A DEC plan for the 119-mile Travel Corridor that runs through the heart of the Adirondack Park does not adequately assess actual and projected impacts on the Park’s public wilderness and natural resources according to the group Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve.
At issue is whether the plan complies with the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. Adirondack Wild does not believe it does comply. The group filed comments on the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan amendment with the Adirondack Park Agency this week. [Read more…] about Adirondack Wild: Rail-Trail Plan Fails to Assess Impacts
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is set to offer a bike tour of the historic Saratoga Spa State Park on Sunday, September 29th at 10:30 am.
Linda Harvey-Opiteck will lead a tour of the park to explore its historic development from 1910 to the present, highlighting its significant architecture and landscape. [Read more…] about Bike Tour of the Saratoga Spa Park Architecture, Landscape Sunday
Registration is now open for Parks & Trails New York’s 20th anniversary Cycle the Erie Canal tour, an opportunity to bike across New York State and take in the rich history of the canal that transformed America.
The eight-day, 400-mile recreational bicycle tour from Buffalo to Albany is scheduled for July 8-15, 2018. [Read more…] about Registration Open for Cycle the Erie Canal 2018
The 5th annual Champlain Canalway Trail Bicycle Tour, a one-day exploration of historic sites along the Hudson River/ Champlain Canal corridor, will take place on Sunday, August 14.
In honor of the National Park Service Centennial and Canal Splash, this year’s tour will begin at Hudson Crossing Park near Lock 5 just north of Schuylerville. It will then proceed through villages and country-sides to Saratoga National Historical Park, with stops at selected significant historical landmarks related to the Revolutionary War campaign of 1777.
Expert historians at each stop will introduce cyclists to local historical events that led to the Battles of Saratoga and changed the course of the war. [Read more…] about Annual Champlain Canalway Bike Tour Sunday