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  • April, 2022

  • New York ‘I Love My Park’ day returning May 7

    Rochester First

    ALBANY, N.Y. (WWTI) — Registration is now open for the 11th annual New York I Love My Park Day. Leading the event, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Department of Environmental Conservation and Parks & Trails New York will host this year’s “I Love My Park Day” on Saturday, May 7 at state parks, historic sites and public lands across New York.

  • State Parks, DEC and PTNY encourage New Yorkers to sign up for the 11th annual ‘I Love My Park’ Day

    Hudson Valley 360

    The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and the Department of Environmental Conservation announced that registration is now open for the 11th annual I Love My Park Day.

  • Cayuga Lake State Park to Host I Love My Park Day Event

    FingerLakes1.com

    State Parks will host volunteers at Cayuga Lake as part of more than 100 cleanup, improvement and beautification events happening statewide on Saturday, May 7. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York’s state parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire state park system and its needs.

  • A call for volunteers for the 17th annual Canal Clean Sweep

    Hudson Valley 360

    Volunteers are encouraged to register today, as groups across New York State prepare for the 17th Canal Clean Sweep, to be held April 22-24, 2022. Canal Clean Sweep is an annual clean-up event held across the New York State Canal System and Canalway Trail.

  • A call for volunteers for the 17th annual Canal Clean Sweep

    Hudson Valley 360

    Volunteers are encouraged to register today, as groups across New York State prepare for the 17th Canal Clean Sweep, to be held April 22-24, 2022. Canal Clean Sweep is an annual clean-up event held across the New York State Canal System and Canalway Trail.

  • Orleans county communities prepare annual Canal Clean Sweep

    The Daily News

    Groups across New York are preparing for the 17th annual Canal Clean Sweep, and Orleans County is no exception.

  • March, 2022

  • Whole Health Hero Protects New York’s Green Spaces and Promotes Health Statewide

    Times Union

    Parks & Trails New York has been awarded as a Whole Health Hero!

  • February, 2022

  • Hudson Valley Bike Tour Set to Launch in 2023

    News10 ABC--Albany

    ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) has been awarded funding to launch Empire State Trail Adventure: Cycle the Hudson Valley in 2023. The seven-day bike ride will be between Albany and New York City.

  • January, 2022

  • As cycling surges, push is on for better bike network amid some pushback from motorists

    Buffalo News

    “When we started advocating for trails 30 years ago, we were kind of out in the wilderness,” said Robin Dropkin, executive director of the statewide nonprofit group Parks & Trails New York.

  • Transportation advocacy groups call on state legislature to pass street safety bills

    NYN Media

    PTNY Executive Director, Robin Dropkin is quoted in this piece stating support for the Crash Victim Rights and Safety Act.

  • Parks Funding in New York State Budget

    The Sun

    PTNY Executive Director Robin Dropkin is quoted supporting the proposed $100 million EPF increase in the 2022-2023 New York State Executive Budget. The increase will invest $200 million and a 15% increase in the operating budget for our state parks as well as doubling our successful Park and Trail Partnership grant program to $2 million.

  • Registration open for Cycle the Erie Canal 2022

    Hudson Valley 360

    (ALBANY) Registration is open for Parks & Trails New York's 24th annual Cycle the Erie Canal ride.

  • Efforts under way to bring back annual Erie Canal cycling trip

    The Rome Sentinel

    Parks & Trails New York’s 24th annual Bike Tour along the Erie Canal is scheduled this year for July 10-17. Every summer, cyclists leave their cars behind in Buffalo to pedal along the historic Erie Canalway Trail to Albany for Parks & Trails New York’s annual Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour.

  • Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour follows 400 miles of historic New York state waterway

    Yahoo News

    Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour riders past, present and future are invited to join the annual Parks & Trails New York’s event again — or for the first time — when the traditional eight-day travel adventure returns for its 24th year in July.

  • December, 2021

  • PTNY Receives $226,500 for Hudson Valley Ride Event

    Times Union

    PTNY's proposal for a Cycle the Hudson Valley bike tour is #3 on this list of "7 Ways the Hudson Valley is spending $20 million in NY grants"

  • November, 2021

  • There’s a New 750-Mile Bicycle Route in New York. Take a Look.

    New York Times

    Our director, Robin Dropkin, is quoted and links to our website are provided in this extensive piece covering the entire Empire State Trail.

  • October, 2021

  • Saratoga Spa State Park’s Coesa Mineral Spring to undergo preservation, renovation work

    The Daily Gazette

    SARATOGA SPRINGS – Money is flowing in for a planned preservation and renovation of a mineral spring in Saratoga Spa State Park that cannot be tapped or easily accessed in its current condition. Officials from Parks & Trails New York presented the Friends of Saratoga Spa State Park with a $75,000 grant Wednesday to restore the long-neglected Coesa Mineral Spring. The “friends” project aims to rehab Coesa’s springhouse, provide interpretive signage throughout the spring, and install a historically accurate replica of its original granite fountain.

  • Artpark receives $50,000 grant for upgrades

    WIVB--Channel 4 Buffalo

    LEWISTON, N.Y. (WIVB) — Artpark in Lewiston will be getting some new upgrades to make their facilities more accessible all thanks to a big check. The site is receiving $50,000 to create a new wayfinding and signage system. It’s a feature that will make the area more user-friendly.
  • YONKERS GETS FUNDS FOR OLD CROTON AQUEDUCT-TRAIL OUTREACH

    Yonkers Times

    NYS Senate Majority Leader and Yonkers Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, pictured with Yonkers officials, and residents, announced, “I was privileged to join Parks and Trails New York as they presented a $24,875 grant to the Friends of Old Croton Aqueduct. The award will be used to expand outreach and community engagement in underserved and diverse communities by retaining a part-time outreach coordinator.

  • September, 2021

  • "Pedal to Peebles" ride on the Empire State Trail

    ABC News10--Albany

    COHOES, N.Y. (NEWS10) – On Saturday, September 25, from 9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Parks & Trails will host a free guided 21-mile roundtrip bicycle ride along Erie Canalway Trail, the Empire State Trail between Albany’s Corning Riverfront Park and Peebles Island State Park.