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  • November, 2019

  • Debut of Staatsburgh’s dining room improvements

    Hudson Valley 360

    One of more than 60 projects funded by the Park and Trail Partnership Grant program held its official ribbon cutting with Parks & Trails New York staff saying a few words to acknowledge its success.

  • October, 2019

  • Public Trails

    WSHU Public Radio

    Parks & Trails New York's Executive Director, Robin Dropkin, along with other guests, discusses the current state of trails in New York and Connecticut with a focus on the Empire State Trail.

  • September, 2019

  • Apps open for grants to improve state parks, trails, historic sites, public lands

    Wellsville Daily Reporter

    Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), with support from Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, are pleased to announce the fifth round of competitive grants through the NYS Park and Trail Partnership Grants program, funded through the NYS Environmental Protection Fund.

  • Canalway Trail ‘a game changer’ in German Flatts

    Times Telegram

    Parks & Trails New York Project Coordinator, Dylan Carey, participated in a combination ribbon cutting and groundbreaking ceremony in Herkimer county acknowledging the newest sections of work on closing the gaps of the Erie Canalway Trail.

  • Applications now being accepted for $1M in Grants

    Niagara Frontier Publications

    NYS Parks and DEC friends groups are invited to apply. Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, with support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, announced the fifth round of competitive grants through the New York State Park and Trail Partnership Grants program, funded through the state Environmental Protection Fund.

  • Grants available to Parks, DEC groups

    The Daily Messenger

    Parks & Trails New York and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation are accepting applications for the fifth round of grants through the Park and Trail Partnership Grants program.

  • August, 2019

  • Johnson Hall Benefits from Park & Trail Partnership Program

    Leader Herald

    Johnson Hall State Historic Site located in the Mohawk Valley was one of more than 30 recipients in 2018 of our (now) $1 million grant program. Their historically accurate wallpaper project is now complete for visitors to experience.

  • July, 2019

  • LISTEN: Annual 'Cycle the Erie Canal' tour continues to grow

    WRVO Public Media

    The annual "Cycle the Erie Canal" tour continues to grow, bringing more and more visitors to the historic path. This month, hundreds of bicyclists followed the storied canal on a 363-mile ride.

  • Hundreds of cyclists on Erie Canalway Bike Tour

    WSYR-ABC News Channel 9

    CENTRAL NEW YORK (WSYR-TV) — More than 650 cyclists are crossing New York State through the Erie Canalway Trail between Buffalo and Albany as part of the 21st annual Cycle the Erie Canal Tour.

  • Cycle the Erie riders pass through Little Falls

    Times Telegram

    LITTLE FALLS — Hundreds of cyclists stopped at Rotary Park on Friday to take a break, refresh themselves and tune-up their bicycles, if needed, as part of their days-long journey across the state. Randall and Jerusha Nelson-Peterman, of Framingham, Massachusetts, along with their 14-year-old daughter Claire, were among the cyclists making their way through the Mohawk Valley as part of the annual Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour.

  • Cyclists arrive in Albany after pedaling along Erie Canal

    WNYT News Channel 13

    It’s a journey across upstate New York, 21 years in the making. Cyclists logged hundreds of miles along the Erie Canal, before arriving in the Capital Region. 650 cyclists’ road into Albany on Sunday morning. Trekking across New York State via the Erie Canal way trail, starting in Buffalo.

  • Hundreds of Riders Set to "Cycle the Erie Canal"

    Lockport Union Sun and Journal

    More than 650 cyclists will be riding through the Niagara region Sunday as they make their across New York state via the Erie Canalway Trail between Buffalo and Albany as part of the 21st annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour organized by Parks & Trails New York.

  • Annual ride to bring hundreds of bicyclists to area Thursday

    Rome Sentinal

    Hundreds of cyclists will coast into Rome Thursday as part of the annual Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour, presented by New York Parks and Trails. Organizers say that the annual eight-day tour from Buffalo to Albany will include more than 700 bicyclists and support staff this year. As is tradition, riders will camp out on Fort Stanwix’s western lawn on Thursday night.

  • Annual ride to bring hundreds of bicyclists to area Thursday

    Hundreds of cyclists will coast into Rome Thursday as part of the annual Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour, presented by New York Parks and Trails. Organizers say that the annual eight-day tour from Buffalo to Albany will include more than 700 bicyclists and support staff this year.
  • Over 650 cyclists will depart from Buffalo on epic trek along Erie Canalway Trail

    Cyclists from 39 states, Canada, and Australia, are converging upon Buffalo today, in preparation for Sunday’s epic annual trek along the Erie Canal. Altogether, there will be over 650 cyclists participating in the ride – a 400-mile journey that will last eight days and nights.

  • 21st annual Cycle the Erie Canal brings hundreds to Buffalo

    More than 650 people took part in the 21st annual Cycle the Erie Canal, which began on Sunday morning. Riders set up camp at Nichols School in North Buffalo on Saturday night
  • Hundreds prepare to bike the Erie Canalway Trail from Buffalo to Albany

    More than 650 cyclists will ride along the Erie Canalway Trail between Buffalo and Albany for the 21st annual Cycle the Erie Canal Tour. Families, couples and singles from 5-years-old to 82-years-old will ride 400 miles in eight days.

  • Bicyclists ride across the state for Erie Canal Tour

    The 21st annual cycle the Erie Canal Tour started kicked off Saturday. More than 650 riders will be riding 400 miles during the trip stopping at several historical sites to learn about the canal and its affects on our state.
  • June, 2019

  • New signs at Walt Whitman's birthplace help commemorate his 200th birthday

    Newsday

    One of the many remarkable projects our Parks and Trails Partnership Program has funded.

  • May, 2019

  • VIDEO: I Love My Park Day celebrates everything nature has to offer

    WBNG News Channel 12

    TOWN OF FENTON (WBNG) — Despite some light showers, Saturday was a nice day for volunteers at Chenango Valley State Park and across New York State to take part in a day of cleaning and celebration.

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