November 21, 2013
Hearing on State Parks
Read our testimony before the Assembly Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts, and Sports Development on strategies for enhancing the park system and maximizing public use and enjoyment of its facilities.
October 11, 2013
PTNY says bicycle tourism could stimulate economy
PTNY and the Canalway Corporation brought together municipal leaders, business owners and biking enthusiasts from across Central New York to discuss ways that local communities can become more bicycle friendly. Read newspaper article.
October 10, 2013
touts community to cyclists
About 20 cyclists toured Oneida to learn more about how to market to and profit from cycling tourists as part of PTNY’s Bicyclists Bring Business event.
September 23, 2013
PTNY staff enjoy a beautiful day in a downtown Albany parking space transformed into a campsite.
September 12, 2013
Oneida to host 'Bicyclists Bring Business' event
The city of Oneida has been selected to host Parks & Trails New York's 12th annual Bicyclists Bring Business roundtable and bike-around event.
September 3, 2013
Parks are major stewards of biodiversity
Read our opinion piece in the Syracuse Post-Standard about how New York's state parks protect rare plant and animal species.
July 8, 2013
Reporters chronicle Cycling the Erie Canal
A writer and photographer from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle are accompanying the Cycling the Erie Canal tour, blogging, tweeting, and sharing their video posts.
July 7, 2013
Buffalo touts trails
Buffalo Rising is right on! “We must remember the big picture… the connectivity with the rest of the state via the canal itself, and an amazing trail that runs alongside it. We are lucky to have, at our doorstep, what will one day be the longest intra-state trail in the country.” Read the full post.
June 21, 2013
Park and trail champions recognized
Eight unsung heroes behind the state’s parks and trails received awards handed out by PTNY at a reception on June 11. Read the story in the Times Union about how these volunteers give their time, treasure and talents.
May 30, 2013
Read our letter to the editor calling for a long-overdue review of the state's plan for the 141-mile Remsen-Lake Placid railroad corridor in the Adirondacks which trail enthusiasts want to turn into the Adirondack Rail Trail.
May 17, 2013
$90 million for park improvements projects
Governor Cuomo announces $90 million for projects to improve State Parks and Historic Sites.
May 9, 2013
Park lovers give back
Across the state, people give back to parks on I Love My Park Day
May 4, 2013
VIDEO: Volunteers turn out for 'I Love My Park Day'
Volunteers work to beautify local parks during 'I Love My Park Day'
May 3, 2013
I Love My Park Day on the radio
Listen to to an interview with PTNY staff on Capital Region public radio station WAMC about I Love My Park Day.
April 5, 2013
Governor invites participation in I Love My Park Day
Governor Cuomo today invited New Yorkers to volunteer at their favorite state park or historic site as part of the second annual “I Love My Park Day” on May 4, 2013.
March 28, 2013
PTNY Commends State Leaders for Investment in Parks
The final FY2013-2014 state budget includes critical funding for state parks infrastructure and environmental programs. Read more.