Give back, speak out, enjoy!
Parks & Trails New York organizes and hosts events to highlight, improve and advocate for New York’s parks and trails. From volunteer workdays to advocacy days to bike tours, join us in giving back, speaking out, and enjoying our treasured outdoor places.
Give back to the outdoor places you love by attending a volunteer event in your community. PTNY spearheads two spring volunteer cleanup events that bring thousands of volunteers together to clean up and enhance New York’s parks, trails, and historic sites. Sign up for our free newsletters so you can stay up-to-date with activities and events that will make your visits to New York’s awesome parks and trails even more fun and rewarding.
Make your voice heard. Participate in one of our Advocacy Days and speak out for the parks and trails you use and love. PTNY, along with our partners, organizes two advocacy days during the legislative session, bringing park and trail supporters and bicycle and pedestrian advocates to Albany to meet with our decision makers.
We love the outdoors in New York, the beaches, the lakes, the mountains. And, of course, the parks and trails. We believe the best way to protect these treasured outdoor places for generations to come is to make sure people get out and enjoy them. So get out and visit a favorite park, experience a new trail, discover a local nature preserve.
Parks & Trails New York and our partners annually organize Park Advocacy Day to help send a message of support for New York’s 215 state parks and historic sites. Join with park supporters from throughout the state to meet with policymakers and stress the importance of state parks.
Parks & Trails New York and NYS Canal Corporation host a weekend of volunteer events along the New York State Canal System to prepare it for the summer season. Typically, more than 150 community groups hold over 100 events accross the State, with an estimated 2,000 participants.
Join cyclists from across the country and around the world for the 18th annual Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour. Enjoy beautiful scenery, fascinating history, and a one-of-a-kind cycling experience on this fully supported eight-day ride across New York between Buffalo and Albany.
PTNY's Bicyclists Bring Business Roundtables and Bike-a-Rounds bring participants together in communities along the NYS Canal System to learn more about the cyclists that travel the corridor and how businesses and communities can attract, market to, and profit from cycling tourism..
This year, we are celebrating and honoring AT&T New York, and its President, Marissa Shorenstein, for the company’s commitment to strengthening communities, protecting the environment, and improving lives through its community initiatives. Each year PTNY honors New York’s park and trail leaders with the George W. Perkins Award for Environmental Leadership. The reception is usually held in New York City in the fall.
Parks & Trails New York organizes I Love My Park Day, in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, to celebrate, improve and enhance state parks and historic sites; boost volunteerism; and raise the visibility of the entire state parks system and its needs.