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  • July, 2019

  • 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.




  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • Volunteers will gather at Fort Ontario, Safe Haven, Selkirk Shores and Winona Forest - ‘I Love My Park Day’ on May 4

    Ontario County News

    OSWEGO – Plants and animals on thousands of acres of public lands are coming out of winter hibernation, and residents and visitors are celebrating the return of spring at their favorite parks.

  • April, 2019

  • Getting back to nature for Love My Park Day

    Newsday

    The eighth annual I Love My Park Day on May 4 is expected to draw more than 1,000 volunteers outdoors for a burst of public-service-minded spring cleaning at Long Island’s state parks and historic sites.

  • Canal Clean Sweep brightens waterfront areas

    The Daily Gazette

    Despite cloudy skies this weekend and at times, frigid weather, local volunteers headed out to areas on or near the canal waterfront to clear trash for the coming of spring.

  • Point au Roche Park needs a little love

    Press-Republican

    BEEKMANTOWN — Volunteers are invited to sign up for I Love My Park Day, set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4, and help clean up and beautify Point au Roche State Park in Beekmantown. The effort is part of a statewide event to celebrate and spruce up New York’s state parks.

  • Volunteers take part in annual Canal Clean Sweep event in Fulton

    Oswego County News Now

    FULTON — More than two dozen volunteers took part Saturday in the annual Canal Clean Sweep event in Fulton. Held two days before Earth Day, the Canal Clean Sweep involved cleaning up the walkway along the east side of the Oswego River from the Oneida Street Bridge to the Broadway Bridge.

  • Volunteers sought for eighth annual I Love My Park Day

    Poughkeepsie Journal

    State parks in the Hudson Valley showcase the region's natural beauty and ties with history. And, next month you can volunteer to give back to those parks. I Love My Park Day, a statewide initiative at which residents can volunteer to clean up debris, plant trees and gardens, restore trails and more, is scheduled for May 4.

  • Cuomo announces historic site grants in Rensselaer, Saratoga counties

    Troy Record

    CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced $450,000 in state grants to 22 organizations dedicated to the stewardship and promotion of New York State parks, historic sites, and public lands, including in Rensselaer and Saratoga counties. The Park and Trail Partnership Program grants are administered by the State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation as well as Parks and Trails New York, a statewide non-profit group.

  • Registration open for I Love My Park Day

    WTEN ABC Channel 10 Albany

    N.Y. (NEWS10) - Volunteers are wanted to show New York's historic sites, state parks, and public land some love during I Love My Park Day. The eighth annual event is focused on keeping these areas clean, enhancing them, and raising awareness for the state's outdoor recreation assets.