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
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Inaugural Cycle the Hudson Valley Tour Registration is Open
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 Opens for Cycle the Erie Canal 2023
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 NY Director Robin Dropkin to Retire
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
New Empire State Trail Cycling Guide Released
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
‘Open Spaces for All’ Plan 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 Getting Accessible Trail System
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
11th Annual ‘I Love My Park’ Day On Saturday, May 7th
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
Canal Clean Sweep Call for Volunteers
Parks & Trails New York has announced a call for volunteers for the 17th Canal Clean Sweep, to be held April 22nd through 24th. Canal Clean Sweep is an annual clean-up event held across the New York State Canal System and Canalway Trail.
More than 100 Clean Sweep events are expected along the more than 400-mile-long Canalway Trail system and the 524-mile-long Canal system, with opportunities for thousands of residents to give back to their local communities and to show pride in one of New York’s most iconic cultural and recreational resources. [Read more…] about Canal Clean Sweep Call for Volunteers
Friends Groups Get $900,000 in NY State Grants
Thirty not-for-profit organizations across the state involved with stewardship of state parks, trails, historic sites, and public lands recently received $900,000 in funding under the state’s Park and Trail Partnership Grants program. [Read more…] about Friends Groups Get $900,000 in NY State Grants