• November, 2016

  • Friends, Friends, Friends

    From the end of September through the beginning of November, Parks & Trails New York (PTNY), in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), hosted five regional Friends gatherings across New York State. Overall, nearly 200 Friends and staff of New York State Parks and Historic Sites attended the gatherings. This included representatives from approximately 60 Friends groups, covering every region in the state....

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  • Grants Deadline Approaching

    A reminder to state park and historic site Friends groups: the application deadline for the NYS Park and Trail Partnership Program is December 2, 2016....

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  • Erie Catt Rail Trail Springs to Life with Trail Opening

    Trail openings are always a happy occasion, but cutting the ribbon on Pop Warner Rail Trail in Springville was especially gratifying for local trail advocates and PTNY....

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  • Bikes and Birds Bring Business in Western New York

    PTNY hit the road in October, touting Canalway Trail tourism as an economic development tool at two events in Wayne County....

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  • October, 2016

  • Flavorful Fall Treat for the Trail

    Don't toss away those seeds when carving your pumpkins this season! Check out our short video demonstrating how to prepare this addicting, yet easy recipe. An ideal accompaniment while out on the trail this fall....

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  • Cider and Trails - The Perfect Autumn Pairing

    New York State is fortunate to have such a well-developed network of local and regional trails. It also happens that New York is apple country, with hundreds of orchards harvesting their sweet crop all across the state right now. Find out what are some of our favorite autumn trail and cider pairings....

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  • Fire Towering to Fall Foliage

    Don't have time to climb a high peak, but want to see great fall foliage? Just get over to your nearest fire tower for some spectacular views....

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  • Playgrounds at State Parks

    Exciting things are happening to playgrounds in our state parks: 13 will be receiving upgrades, bringing us closer to the 100 playground goal by 2020....

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  • Four Family-Friendly Fall Activities at State Parks

    While every season is a great season to visit state parks, the fall is an especially fun time for enjoying the outdoors. We’ve got a roundup of family-friendly events—from hay rides to pumpkin sails—in every region of New York....

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  • Great Pumpkin Walk

    Get into the fall spirit and join Ontario Pathways for their annual Great Pumpkin Walk....

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