In The News


  • July, 2019

  • 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


    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


    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


    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.

  • 'I Love My Park' Day coming up on May 4

    Niagara Gazette

    Registration is now open for the eighth annual I Love My Park Day, to be held on May 4 at state parks, historic sites and public lands across New York. The event, sponsored by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and Parks & Trails New York, is a statewide event to enhance parks, historic sites and public lands and raise awareness and visibility to the state outdoor recreation assets and their needs.

  • March, 2019

  • John Brown Lives gets $31,000 grant

    Press Republican

    LAKE PLACID — John Brown Lives was awarded a $31,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Fund’s Park and Trail Partnership Program to enhance interpretation at John Brown Farm. The money will also be used to develop outreach strategies that raise support for and awareness of the historic site, which is located in Lake Placid.

  • Grant supporting manager position at Ganondagan

    Monroe County Post

    The Friends of Ganondagan recently received a grant award of more than $22,000 from the Environmental Protection Fund’s Park and Trail Partnership Program to hire an assistant program manager. “Friends of Ganondagan is extremely grateful for Park & Trails New York’s continued, vital support,” said Meg Joseph, Friends executive director.

  • Chittenango Landing gets grant for former cannery site

    The Rome Sentinel

    A new welcome area along the Erie Canal is to be converted from an old cannery site at Chittenango Landing as one of the awarded grant projects of our Parks & Trails Partnership Program.

  • Parks and Trails NY Pushes to Keep Completion of Empire State Trail on Track for 2020

    WAER 88.3 FM Syracuse

    Supporters of multi-use trails went to Albany on Monday known as Trail Advocacy Day. They advocated for legislation that would fund and support a statewide plan to improve and extend it.

  • 'Trails Across NY' Advocates For Empire State Trail

    National Public Radio: WAMC 90.3 FM

    Supporters kicked off a new “Trails Across New York” campaign Monday to seek further support for a multi-use trail system in the state. The Empire State Trail is set to be completed in 2020, but the Trails Across New York campaign says continued support is needed. At the state capitol Monday, Parks and Trails New York Executive Director Robin Dropkin laid out the project’s goals.

  • Support Sought for State Trail Network

    The Saratogian

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Outdoor enthusiasts from across New York gathered Monday in Albany to seek funding for a growing, statewide multi-use trails network. Trails Advocacy Day was organized by the non-profit group Parks & Trails New York to seek support for such projects in the state budget.