In The News

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  • September, 2020

  • Sonnenberg, Finger Lakes trails to benefit from state grants

    Finger Lakes Times

    Two Finger Lakes area organizations were among the 29 to receive grant funding from the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Department of Environmental Conservation, and the advocacy group Parks & Trails New York to support stewardship of state parks, historic sites and public lands. The grants will help to improve the maintenance of these historic open spaces.

  • August, 2020

  • PHOTOS: Temporary bike lane created on Market Street in Poughkeepsie

    Poughkeepsie Journal

    In collaboration with Parks and Trails New York, the City of Poughkeepsie created a temporary bike lane along Market Street from Church Street to Mansion Street. The project's goal was to show how a separated bike lane can function in downtown Poughkeepsie.

  • VIDEO: Poughkeepsie street converted into haven for bicycling enthusiasts

    NEWS 12 -- Hudson Valley

    PTNY staff are featured in this clip covering our collaboration with the city of Poughkeepsie to turn part of Market Street into a bicyclists' haven. The effort hopes to show that both bikers and drivers can coexist safely.

  • Olana Partnership receives grant for Skywalk trailhead

    Times Union

    “The Olana Partnership greatly appreciates this grant from the Park and Trail Partnership Grant program that will allow us to reimagine and reactivate Olana’s historic North Road entrance for visitors from the Hudson River Skywalk,” says Sean Sawyer, Washburn & Susan Oberwager president of The Olana Partnership. The Park and Trail Partnership Grants are administered by Parks & Trail New York, a statewide non-profit organization, in partnership with the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.

  • Allegany State Park is busy amid pandemic – with more improvements coming

    Buffalo News

    Our Park and Trail Partnership Grant award of $10,000 for the historic sawmill renovation is mentioned among the many improvements in one of New York's most heavily visited state parks.

  • Poughkeepsie to close lane for bicycles

    Mid-Hudson News

    POUGHKEEPSIE – The City of Poughkeepsie, in collaboration with Parks and Trails New York, will create a two-way bicycle lane along Market Street and Civic Center Plaza in the heart of downtown Poughkeepsie on Friday, August 21.

  • Poughkeepsie Creating Temporary Bike Lane

    101.5 WPDH

    The City of Poughkeepsie along with Parks and Trails New York will create a two-way bicycle lane in downtown Poughkeepsie on Friday. The project will involve the use of temporary materials to separate bicycle traffic from car traffic,. The bicycle lane will extend along Market Street and Civic Center Plaza from Church Street to Mansion Street.

  • ParkVolunteer Groups Get Boost from State

    Daily Gazette

    Many New York State-run parks, lakes, preserves and historical sites have volunteer organizations whose members help with trail maintenance, building projects, or community events. Through the Park and Trail Partnership, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced July 31 that several state agencies would dole out $900,000 to 29 non-profits throughout New York. In the Capital Region, the biggest grant winners were two historical sites: The U.S. Grant Cottage in Wilton, and the Friends of the Schuyler Mansion in Albany.

  • State awards $900K to nonprofits for stewardship of state parks

    Post Star

    ALBANY — Six local nonprofits received state grants, announced Friday, to improve the maintenance of historic open spaces. The State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Department of Environmental Conservation, and the advocacy group Parks & Trails New York awarded 29 grants to support nonprofit organizations involved with stewardship of State Parks, historic sites and public lands. The program, established in 2015, has awarded $900,000 in its fifth round and, to date, has awarded $2.7 million to strengthen parks, historic sites and public lands for years to come.

  • Highlands Parks Receive Nearly $200K

    The Highlands Current

    State grants go to Bannerman, Fahnestock, Little Stony Point. New York State and the advocacy group Parks & Trails New York on July 29 announced nearly $200,000 in grants for Highlands nonprofits.

  • NY State Parks awarded $900,000 to improve maintenance of open spaces

    WENY News--Finger Lakes

    ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) -- Parks throughout the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes Regions are getting a piece of $900,000 to improve the maintenance of their open spaces. Governor Cuomo Friday announced the fifth round of grants through the Park and Trail Partnership Program. "The grants announced today will help bolster efforts to keep New York's open spaces beautiful and pristine at a time when more New Yorkers than ever are turning to nature for refuge and relaxation," Cuomo said.

  • State awards grants for John Brown Lives, Upper Saranac Foundation

    Adirondack Daily Enterprise

    Two local nonprofits were awarded thousands of dollars in state grant funding on Friday. The funding will help expand programming at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site in Lake Placid and contribute to the containment of invasive species at the Fish Creek Ponds Campground near Upper Saranac Lake.

  • 4 Western New York state parks to benefit from grants to nonprofit groups

    WGRZ-Buffalo

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Four Western New York state parks will benefit from grants, the Governor's Office announced Sunday. The State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Department of Environmental Conservation, and the advocacy group Parks & Trails New York awarded a total of 29 grants that will support nonprofit organizations that help maintain the parks.

  • May, 2020

  • Get outside while also respecting nature, people

    Albany Times Union

    Op-ed piece from our Executive Director expressing the importance of getting outside and the benefits of nature during the COVID-19 pandemic, yet to do so responsibly.

  • April, 2020

  • Can Trails, Parks, Outdoors Safely Boost Physical & Mental Health During COVID 19 Seclusion?

    WAER 88.3 FM - Syracuse

    LISTEN: Many people around Central New York spent their weekend trying to figure out what to do while remaining safe from any exposure to the Coronavirus. This Syracuse radio interview features Parks & Trails New York’s Executive Director, Robin Dropkin discussing the value of getting outside.

  • March, 2020

  • 7 Ways to Get Out of the House While Maintaining Social Distance

    Chronogram

    This Hudson Valley publication lists us as a "valuable resource" having "a comprehensive list or public trails in your area, rail or otherwise."



  • A bicyclist’s Adirondack dream

    Adirondack Explorer

    "Bicyclists, both tourists from afar and local residents, will soon be able to experience the scenic beauty of the Adirondacks from behind handlebars.” quoted by PTNY Executive Director, Robin Dropkin, in this article describing the vision of a network of multi-use trails in the Adirondacks.

  • February, 2020

  • Visitors to New York Parks reach historic new high, continue massive economic growth

    WRGB--CBS Channel 6, Albany

    Our study of NYS Parks based on 2015-2016 figures of 67 million visitors is acknowledged in this article about the progress our state parks and historic sites are making.

  • 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."

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