Support New York’s growing trail network by sharing a photo of a trail adventure,
posting a story of a past trip or outing, or letting us know where your next epic NY adventure will take you.
Share your tale with use by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include any photos of your experience. We may highlight your tale on our website.
Share your tale on social media:
1. Print out the #NYTrailTales card.
2. Use a marker to write about your favorite New York trail or trail experience, or trail plans once the Empire State Trail is completed.
3. Have someone take a picture of you holding your sign. Smile!
4. Post your photo on social media and urge the Governor, your State Senator, and Assembly Member to support funding for the Empire State Trail.
New York has a great multi-use trail system. We have destination trails like the Erie Canalway Trail that showcases New York’s heritage. We have trails that provide great scenic vistas, like the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and the Walkway Over the Hudson. And of-course we have trails that provide active transportation options and recreational opportunities in our busy cities, like Manhattan’s bike super highway, the Hudson River Greenway.
IT’S ABOUT TO GET SO MUCH BETTER…
Governor Cuomo recently announced a vision for a connected trail network from New York City to the Canadian border, and across the state via a completed Erie Canalway Trail. It’s called the Empire State Trail, and it represents a major step forward for outdoor recreation and tourism in New York State.
Parks & Trails New York and partners from across the state have been advocating for more funding for trail construction, and Closing the Gaps in the Erie and Champlain trail corridors for nearly a decade. The Empire State Trail will do that… and more!
The Governor’s vision got us to thinking about the great biking and walking trips that we’ve taken, and new outings that a fully connected trail system makes possible.
It’s on! Let the trip planning begin!
Where will your next New York State outdoor adventure take you? An afternoon outing, or a week-long tour? Walking, running, skating, skiing, biking, or hiking?
NY Trail Tales
One of the most fascinating things I've ever done
It was one of the most fascinating things I have ever done. It really taught me a lot about upstate New York. It was spectacularly beautiful. I did it as a way to learn the state. I feel like I got some great insight into the small towns and cities of upstate.
We wanted a different sort of challenge
We wanted a different sort of challenge with lots of physical activity and time with friends and family.
We love the ability to ride for miles and miles and visit new regions
We regularly ride the Mohawk-Hudson section of the trails in the Capital Region. Twice we rode the Erie Canal ride from Buffalo back to Albany with PTNY. We also rode the PTNY tour from Albany to NYC. Headed to Pennsylvania for the Rails to Trails Conservancy Sojourn this summer. We love the ability to ride for miles and miles and visit new regions