• August, 2015

  • Cycle the Erie Canal - Better Than Ever!

    The 2015 edition of PTNY's Cycle the Erie Canal was a smashing success, with approximately 600 riders making their way across the state on the historic Erie Canalway Trail....

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  • Bicyclists Bring Business Events Roll into Schenectady

    Learn how to attract and profit from the growing number of bicycle tourists to the Erie Canalway Trail. ...

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  • PTNY Grant Boosts Friends Group’s Helping Hand

    The Friends of Allegany State Park, with help from a PTNY Growing the Grassroots Grant, has taken on several important projects since 2012, including the rehabilitation of park cabins, construction of picnic areas, and landscaping and general upkeep of park facilities....

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  • Don't Let the Land and Water Conservation Fund Expire

    The Land and Water Conservation Fund is set to expire on September 30. Tell Congress and the President to do the right thing for your public lands - don't let our most important conservation and outdoor recreation program expire! Sign and share this petition before time runs out....

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  • Volunteer Opportunities Abound on the Canalway Trail

    Would you like to lend a hand in maintaining your favorite section of the Canalway Trail? Or maybe share your knowledge of a favorite trail section and local attractions with visitors to the trail? ...

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  • July, 2015

  • Ready, Set, Cycle!!!

    More than 600 cyclists from 36 states and as far away as Australia are poised to begin the adventure of a lifetime on Parks & Trails New York's 17th annual Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour....

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  • New Cycling the Erie Canal guidebook hits the shelves

    More than 600 cyclists from 36 states and as far away as Australia are poised to begin the adventure of a lifetime on Parks & Trails New York's 17th annual Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour....

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  • Beach Bums

    It's summertime and that can only mean one thing - it's time to hit the beach. Whether you prefer the roar of the ocean or the tranquility of a lake, with nearly 80 swimming beaches in New York State Parks, choices abound. But which beaches are the best? See a slideshow of our picks for the 10 best state park beaches....

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  • New York’s Water Trails

    Our abundant terra firma trails provide countless options for recreation throughout New York State. Let's not forget that our picturesque waterways offer a fun alternative to walking, cycling, and hiking. ...

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  • Adirondack Rail Trail Receives Major Boost

    State Agencies recommend removal of railroad tracks along the Lake Placid to Tupper Lake section of the 119-mile corridor between Lake Placid and Remsen, boosting the development of the Adirondack Rail Trail. ...

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