Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) have announced the release of the New York State Greenway Trails Progress Report (August 2021-December 2022), which outlines the accomplishments made, the projects initiated, and the funding secured by state, local, and non-profit partners between August 2021 and December 2022. The report identifies 97.1 miles of new trails completed and 372.7 additional miles of trail in progress in that time frame. [Read more…] about Nearly 100 Miles of New Greenway Trails in NYS Since Opened Since 2021
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The Friends of Grant Cottage are in the beginning stages of developing a Site Master Plan for the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site & National Historic Landmark it’s hoped will provide a roadmap for a comprehensive set of “improvements to enhance visitor engagement, accessibility and safety, and circulation while expanding the site infrastructure for increased visitation and grand events,” according to an email sent to supporters. [Read more…] about Grant Cottage Master Plan Meeting Set for May 23rd
Paul Steely White is the new executive director of Parks and Trails New York. The appointment comes after a search started in November 2022 when PTNY’s long-standing leader Robin Dropkin announced her retirement. [Read more…] about Parks and Trails New York Announces New Executive Director
Parks & Trails New York has announced that registration is now open for their inaugural Cycle the Hudson Valley tour, a seven-day, 200-mile recreational bicycle tour from the Capital Region of New York State to the Big Apple, set for July 29th through August 5th. [Read more…] about Inaugural Cycle the Hudson Valley Tour Registration is Open
Registration is now open for Parks & Trails New York’s 25th annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour, an opportunity to bike across New York State and take in the history of the canal that transformed America. The eight-day, 400-mile recreational bicycle tour from Buffalo to Albany is scheduled for July 9th through 16th, 2023. There is also an option to ride only the first four days from Buffalo to Syracuse. [Read more…] about Registration Opens for Cycle the Erie Canal 2023
Parks & Trails New York has announced the planned retirement in 2023 of its long-time Executive Director and environmental advocate Robin Dropkin. [Read more…] about Parks & Trails NY Director Robin Dropkin to Retire
Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) has announced the publication of a new trail travel guidebook, Cycling the Hudson and Champlain Valleys. The 400-mile north-south route of the Empire State Trail, the longest statewide trail in the nation, is the focus of the new book. [Read more…] about New Empire State Trail Cycling Guide Released
Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) has announced their support for Open Spaces for All, a report issued by the Open Space Institute (OSI), in partnership with the New York Outdoor Recreation Coalition (NYORC), of which PTNY is a member.
The Open Spaces for All report presents a comprehensive set of state-level recommendations designed to improve equity and access to parks and other open spaces for residents and visitors of New York State. The full report can be viewed online. [Read more…] about ‘Open Spaces for All’ Plan Released
Moreau Lake State Park has announced a new fully accessible trail system on is in the works.
The project will include a trailhead kiosk and interpretive signs geared towards neurodivergent visitors and those with disabilities. The trail will lead to an accessible platform and fishing pier that has been completed as an Eagle Scout project. [Read more…] about Moreau Lake State Park Getting Accessible Trail System
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks), the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), and Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) has announced that registration is now open for the 11th annual I Love My Park Day, which will be held on Saturday, May 7th, at state parks, historic sites and public lands across New York.
This statewide event is a volunteer initiative to enhance parks, historic sites and public lands and raise awareness and visibility to the state outdoor recreation assets and their needs. [Read more…] about 11th Annual ‘I Love My Park’ Day On Saturday, May 7th