New York State Trails Coalition and the New Yorkers for Active Transportation

Parks & Trails New York invites trails supporters to join the New York State Trails Coalition to build broad-based support that can send a powerful message to funders, legislators, and agency officials. With more than 700 groups involved in developing and maintaining trails within New York, the time has come to join forces to advocate for trails and greenways policies, programs, and funding that can benefit everyone.

Through the Coalition, we foster enhanced networking and stronger working relationships among New York 's trail advocates. We also offer opportunities for Coalition members to discuss important trail issues and set an action agenda.

Trails groups, educational institutions, nature centers, local development agencies, land trusts, historical organizations, and village, town, and county governments from all regions of the state are members of the Coalition.

Any individual, organization, or local government involved with trails in New York is encouraged to join the Coalition.

Coalition membership is free. Join Now!

Making New York A Pre-eminent Trail State

The Vision
New Yorkers are only minutes from a trail.  Throughout the state, trails will be acknowledged as an essential and mainstream element of community infrastructure, much as utility lines and sidewalks are thought of today.  Beyond its borders, New York will be recognized as one of the most trail-rich and trail-friendly states and will attract visitors from across the nation and abroad to experience the historic communities and varied and beautiful landscapes accessible through the state’s trail network. 


1. A statewide, interconnected network of trails

2. Additional funding for trails and trails organizations

3. Closing the Gaps– Completing the Canalway Trail System

4. Greater visibility and level of support for trails in New York State

5. Greater encouragement and support for trail volunteers

Join Us! To join, download and fill out our coalition registration card and mail it in. For more information, contact Parks & Trails New York at or call 518-434-1583.

Build a broad base of support for trails in New York – Join the Statewide Trails Coalition!





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