In The News

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  • January, 2020

  • Registration open for 22nd annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour

    News Channel 10-ABC Albany

    ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Calling all cyclists and nature lovers! Registration is now open for the 22nd annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour, which lets participants experience New York State’s nature and history from Buffalo to Albany.

  • Registration open for 8-day, 400-mile Cycle the Erie bicycle tour

    Rome Sentinel

    Registration is now open for Parks & Trails New York’s 22nd annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour, an eight-day, 400-mile recreational bicycle tour from Buffalo to Albany is scheduled for July 12 to 19. “Cycle the Erie Canal participants will experience one of the best trails in America as they cycle through historic canal villages and discover the small-town charm of Upstate New York."

  • Cycle the Erie Canal participants sought

    Lockport Union Sun and Journal

    Registration is now open for Parks & Trails New York’s 22nd annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour, an opportunity to bike across New York state and take in the history of the legendary canal that transformed America. The eight-day, 400-mile recreational bicycle tour from Buffalo to Albany is scheduled for July 12-19.

  • December, 2019

  • Survey: New Yorkers sustain state parks with substantial donations, labor

    Troy Record

    ALBANY, N.Y. — A 2018 survey of not-for-profit Friends organizations supporting New York’s state parks and historic sites details the critical support and programs these groups provide to our state park system, including more than $17 million in private funds raised and nearly 132,000 hours of volunteer labor donated.

  • Glens Falls Area Bicycle Tourism Report Issued

    Adirondack Almanack

    Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the New York State Canal Corporation has announced the release of the 2019 “Bicyclists Bring Business Workshop Report.” This report provides recommendations as to how Glens Falls and the surrounding area can use the upcoming completion of the Empire State Trail in 2020 to capitalize on the growing bicycle tourism market.

  • Advocacy group glad for trails plan

    The Adirondack Daily Enterprise

    ALBANY — Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) Saturday joined Assemblymember Patricia Fahy to praise Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing legislation, directing the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to develop a coordinated plan for linking existing trails with potential trail corridors.

  • State plans to further connect vast trail system. What you need to know.

    Utica Observer Dispatch

    ALBANY – With the Empire State Trail scheduled to open next year, New York this week began the process of further connecting the state’s vast trail system.

  • November, 2019

  • Cuomo signs statewide multiuse trails plan bill

    Niagara Frontier Publications

    Parks & Trails New York joined Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy to thank Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing legislation (S.4416B/A.5035B) directing the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to develop a coordinated plan for linking existing trails with potential trail corridors.

  • Legislation will make easier to travel by trail in NY

    WTEN (ABC) Channel 10, Albany

    PTNY's Project Director, Dylan Carey, is featured speaking about the successful passing of legislation that will create a master trails plan for New York State.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

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