March 18, 2019


Every year, Parks & Trails New York brings together trail and active transportation advocates from around the state for a day in Albany. As the Empire State Trail approaches completion, Trails Advocacy Day will look at what the next steps are for the state's trails network. The 750-mile multi-use trail will connect New York City with the Canadian Border via the Hudson River Greenway and Champlain Canalway Trails and Albany with Buffalo via the Erie Canalway Trail. This initiative will not only create the nation's longest multi-use trail, but it will also bring substantial health, economic, and environmental benefits to the millions of New Yorkers who live along the new trail.

Parks & Trails New York invites you to join us for Trails Advocacy Day on Monday, March 18, 2019 in Albany to ensure that the Empire State Trail continues to be fully funded and to encourage legislators to start planning for the future of New York’s multi-use trail network.

How can I help?

Join Parks & Trails New York and our partners in Albany on March 18, 2019 to advocate for the next steps for New York State's multi-use trails. Registration is now open at the link above!

What will my job be?

Advocates will join fellow New Yorkers from Buffalo to Long Island to discuss with legislators the benefits of investing in trails.

Do I need experience to participate?

Advocacy Days require no previous experience, and all groups will be led by an experienced advocate.

What if I can't make it to Albany? (Advocacy materials to use in your community)

How do I learn more about this initiative?


Share your #NYTrailTales Share your tale


Lending your voice in support of the Empire State Trail vision will help ensure that it become a reality. That's why PTNY is introducing #NYTrailTales, a movement calling for all trail users and lovers to tell us how they use the state's trails. What is your favorite trail activity? What trail plans do you have for the coming year? Where will you go when new sections of the Empire State Trail are done?

Share your #NYTrailTales, or post your trail story to social media and include the hashtag #NYTrailTales. Your enthusiasm can make a difference. You'll also be entered to win some cool Erie Canalway Trail bike swag!

Thank you for supporting New York's parks and trails!