• August, 2019

  • TrailsBlog: Trail Keepers beautify Erie Canalway Trail near Lockport

    The Erie Canalway Trail between Pendleton and Lockport is looking particularly spiffy thanks to the efforts of Trail Keepers, local residents and participants in PTNY and New York State Canal Corporation's Adopt-a-Trail program....

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  • Give a hoot about owls!

    Summer is almost over but, there’s still time to get outside. Here’s something you can do owl by yourself and, we’re talon you all about it so you don’t have to wing it....

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  • Getting Kids Outside

    A summer camp that is helping at risk youth broaden their horizons and lean new skills for a brighter future....

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  • Hamilton & History

    How a breakout musical is changing the way we interact with American history....

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  • Why Membership Matters

    Your members are the lifeblood of your Friends group. Find out how to steward and grow your membership base!...

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  • July, 2019

  • Save Plum Island

    About a mile from Orient Point, at the tip of Long Island’s North Fork, lies the 840-acre pork-chop shaped Plum Island. This pristine island - home to hundreds of species, some rare and endangered - is at risk of development. Parks and Trails New York has joined the Preserve Plum Island Coalition and advocates for the permanent protection of this special island....

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  • 90 Years of Summer Fun at Jones Beach State Park

    2019 marks the 90th summer of surf, sun and fun at Jones Beach State Park on Long Island. To celebrate this momentous anniversary, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced more than $100 million in total has been invested at Jones Beach....

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  • Flintknapping at Letchworth State Park: You Gotta Flake It 'Til You Make It!

    Letchworth State Park is hosting the annual gathering of the Genesee Valley Flintknappers Association. Flintknapping is the antiquated practice of shaping stones to create tools that is modernly admired for its craftsmanship and artistic qualities....

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  • A Cycling Journey to Remember 

    Small town charm and trail improvements are highlights on the 21st Annual Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour. More than 650 cyclists from 39 countries, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada and Australia joined together to ride the 400 miles from Buffalo to Albany as part of Parks & Trails New York's 21st Annual Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour....

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  • Senator Schumer pushes to designate Grant Cottage as a National Historic Landmark

    The U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site, located just 9 miles from Saratoga Springs, NY, is where President Ulysses S. Grant spent his final weeks and where he completed Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant just days before his death on July 23, 1885....

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