Join us at an Event

Special events and advocacy opportunities throughout New York State.

    George W. Perkins Award Reception

    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.

    Trails Advocacy Day

    Join Parks & Trails New York and trail supporters from around the state in Albany to call for funding for the state's multi-use trail network.

    Canal Clean Sweep

    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.

    I Love My Park Day

    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.

    Bicyclists Bring Business

    The 2019 Bicyclists Bring Business roundtable and community bike-a-round will be held on September 10 and 11 in Glens Falls. Tourism professionals, business owners, municipal officials, and cyclists are invited to join local and statewide advocates for a discussion on ways to attract cyclists to communities and make sure that businesses are ready to capitalize on bicycle tourism.

    Pedal to Peebles on the Empire State Trail

    Join us for a leisurely Saturday morning bicycle ride along the Hudson River from downtown Albany to Peebles Island State Park.

    Statewide Friends Conference 2019

    A chance for Friends groups, OPRHP Park and Site Managers and other staff, and Parks & Trails New York to come together for informative workshops, Friends to Friends sessions and OPRHP to Friends sessions.

    Park Advocacy Day

    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.

    Cycle the Erie Bike Tour

    More than 650 cyclists will leave their cars behind to pedal along the historic Erie Canalway Trail to Albany. Along the 400-mile journey, cyclists will enjoy some of the finest scenery, most interesting history, and unparalleled cycling in the northeastern United States.

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