Canalway Trail Times
The NYS Park System:
An Economic Asset
to the Empire State
Park Advocacy Day in Albany
Thanks to all the people that support parks,
Park Advocacy Day was a great success.
Read press release.
Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour
July 12-19, 2015
Growing the Grassroots grants awarded
to 7 park and trail groups
Parks & Trails New York has awarded its 2015 Growing the Grassroots grants for park and trail groups in New York State. Grants will fund activities that help develop and strengthen the skills, processes and resources that not-for-profit organizations need to survive and thrive.
Congratulations to the 2015 Growing the Grassroots awardees:
New Report Touts Economic
Importance of Erie Canalway Trail
1.6 million visits generate $253 million in economic impact
PTNY’s newest report on the economic impact of the Erie Canalway Trail demonstrates an annual trail traffic volume of more than 1.58 million visits per year, which generates an economic impact of approximately $253 million and supports 3,440 jobs in the local economies within the trail corridor. Read the Executive Summary. Read the full report.
March 4, 2015
$900M commitment to improve state parks
“It’s a real rejuvenation of the park system,” says PTNY Executive Director Robin Dropkin in this article that outlines the state’ $900 million commitment to improve state parks.
January 30, 2015
A trail to better life, health in the Adirondacks: a PTNY opinion piece
New York has an opportunity to create a multi-use trail through the Adirondacks that would be a wonderful addition to the constellation of upstate multi-use trails, including the Erie Canalway Trail that connects Albany with Buffalo.
January 28, 2015
Court sides with no-smoking regs
State appellate court maintains no-smoking regulations at state park playgrounds, pools, beaches, playing fields and other outdoor areas. The ruling was heralded by PTNY, which filed a “friends of the court brief.”
January 28, 2015
Advocates applaud Cuomo’s park funding proposal
PTNY applauds Cuomo’s proposal because it keeps up the momentum in restoring the state’s parks system with a commitment of $900 million through 2020.
January 20, 2015
Trails good for users and economy
Recreational trails offer a fun way to enjoy the outdoors and draw tourist dollars to communities.
January 15, 2015
Allegany park group to get grant
Friends group earmarks funds for a website, brochures, and banners to increase membership and fundraising. Read more.
October 22, 2014
River trail a community effort
It’s been 11 years in the making, but the town of Peru in the North Country stuck with it and now has a great community asset And PTNY was there from the beginning helping get the project off the ground.
October 6, 2014
Cooperation needed on roads
Read our letter to the editor urging cooperation from cyclists, motorists and pedestrians to keep our roads safe.
September 23, 2014
Read all about Parking Day in Albany and the campsite we set up in front of the Capitol.
September 5, 2014
Adirondack Rail Trail will add to tourism
Op-ed in Albany Times Union cites PTNY’s report on the economic impact of the Erie Canalway Trail to support development of Adirondack Rail Trail.
Parking Day Read all about Parking Day in Albany and the campsite we set up in front of the Capitol.
August 6, 2014
Governor Cuomo Announces Free Wi-Fi at Four Flagship State Parks
Wi-Fi networks are now available free of charge to visitors at Niagara Falls, Jones Beach, Saratoga Spa and East River State Parks. Read more, including a quote by our own Robin Dropkin.