In The News


  • September, 2017

  • $500k in Grants Available for Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites

    Adirondack Almanack

    Parks & Trails New York and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, have announced the third round of $500,000 in competitive grants through the NYS Park and Trail Partnership Program funded through the NYS Environmental Protection Fund.

  • 'Pop-up' bikeways appear in Troy Saturday

    Troy Record

    (TROY, N.Y.) On Saturday, participants of the annual Collar City Ramble bicycle ride and bicyclists from the city of Troy and Capital Region will have the chance to experience bicycle-friendly enhancements on three city streets. Beginning at 9 a.m., Parks & Trails New York and community partners will be demonstrating bicycle-friendly enhancements to city streets in Troy.

  • Parks & Trails accepting improvement grant applications

    Daily Messenger

    Parks & Trails New York and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is accepting applications until Dec. 8 for the third round of $500,000 in grants through the NYS Park and Trail Partnership program.

  • Empire State Trail plan taking shape

    Daily Gazette

    PTNY's Executive Director, Robin Dropkin, is quoted regarding the proposed Empire State Trail, a project that is underway after last month's release of a draft plan.

  • Bikes Mean Business for Local Economy (VIDEO)

    WKTV--NBC Channel 2, Utica

    UTICA, NY – PTNY, along with the NYS Canal Corporation presented "Bicyclists Bring Business: Canalway Trail Tourism for your Downtown" at the Thincubator in Utica, Sept 12th & 13th 2017. Local business owners, elected officials, and interested individuals gathered for the presentation receiving tips on how to make the Mohawk Valley more bike-friendly and attractive to outdoor enthusiasts.

  • Orangetown to count, accommodate cyclists

    Hudson Valley article covering the increasing amount of bicycle traffic in the Orangetown/Nyack region and the comprehensive cycling plan PTNY has been hired to conduct.

  • Street Beat: Orangetown Bicycling — Counts

    Nyack News & Views

    Online publication in Rockland County covering PTNY's role in a grant-funded bike study. PTNY was awarded the opportunity to lead the study and will be conducting the town meeting as mentioned.

  • August, 2017

  • Letter: State should emulate N.Y. bicycle tour

    The Berkshire Eagle

    A short blurb from a 2017 Cycle the Erie Canal Tour rider to her local Massachusetts newspaper suggesting her state uses the success of the Erie Canalway Trail as an example for future projects.

  • July, 2017

  • Erie Canal bike tour finishes in Albany (VIDEO)

    WNYT--NBC Channel 13, Albany

  • Erie Canal cycling tour reaches finish line in Albany

    Albany Times Union

  • Erie Canal Bicycle Tour Marks 19th Year

    Daily Gazette

  • Cycle the Erie riders make Oneida stop today

    Oneida Daily Dispatch

  • 650 cyclists to arrive in Mohawk Valley

    Herkimer Times Telegram

  • Cyclists crossing state along Erie Canal make stop in Rochester

    WHEC--NBC Channel 10, Rochester

  • Cycle the Erie Canal Tour Arrives In Rochester

    WHAM--ABC Channel 13, Rochester

  • Cycle the Erie Canal Riders Drop in at Holley

    The Daily News of Wyoming, Orleans, and Genesee Counties

  • Cyclists Take 'Scenic Route' for Erie Canal's Birthday (VIDEO)

    Spectrum News

  • June, 2017

  • An Actual Pathway to Better Health in Albany

    Huffington Post

    A reporter who frequently visits Albany, NY speaks with a staff member from Parks & Trails NY about the Corning Preserve (the location of one of the end points of the Erie Canal Trail) and its accessibility to the rest of the city.

  • May, 2017

  • 'Bike Friendly' Program Launched for Erie Canalway Trail

    U.S. News and World Report

    Parks and Trails New York and officials from the state Canal Corp. introduced the Bike Friendly New York program during an event Tuesday in Schenectady's historic Stockade District along the Mohawk River.

  • Schenectady hotel first to gain bike-friendly designation

    Daily Gazette

    A Schenectady hotel will receive the first bicycle-friendly business designation in the city Tuesday as state officials and trail advocates kick off their effort to boost tourism on the trail network being expanded across the state.