Grants Galore

 
We are pleased to acknowledge the Park and Trail Partnership Grant awardees from this year and excited to announce the launch of the next round of funding. 


30 groups receive Park and Trail Partnership Grants


Congrats to the 30 non-profit Friends groups that steward New York's state parks, trails, historic sites, and public lands for being awarded funds for projects ranging from trail rehabilitation to innovative programming for underserved communities. 


Application Process Open for Next Grant Round 

 
Another $900,000 in funding is available to applicants for round seven of the Park and Trail Partnership Grant program. Information is available on the Parks & Trails New York website. Deadline to apply: November 30, 2021. 
 

Tales from the Trail: 3,000 Miles by Bike from Maine to Montana

 
Catch up with Parks & Trails New York's Arthur Savage Fellow, Erica Schneider, as she returns to work after biking 3,000 miles across the country. What did she eat? Where did she stay? What was her favorite state? Find out all this and more in this fascinating and fun Q&A.


Join Us! Pedal to Peebles on the Empire State Trail 

 
Join Parks & Trails New York on September 25 for Pedal to Peebles, part of the annual Hudson River Valley Ramble and Bike Your Park Day. The ride will mostly be on paved off-road trail between Albany and Peebles Island State Park in Cohoes. Cyclists are in for a special treat when they arrive at Peebles Island, as Friends of Peebles Island State Park will be leading cyclists on a tour of the park which is rich in history and scenic views of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers. Register Today


Your Companion
for Cycling the Erie Canal


Fall is arguably the best season for bicycling the Erie Canalway Trail, with cool temperatures and stunning scenery. Make sure you’re prepared for your autumn adventure on the trail - purchase our updated Cycling the Erie Canal guidebook today! The 142-page, spiral-bound guidebook is packed with detailed information about bicycling and sightseeing along the Erie Canal. The 38 easy-to-read, full-color maps are up-to-date with new trail segments and a comprehensive listing of attractions, historic sites, visitor centers, and more.
Would you like to protect and preserve the parks and trails you use and love…all year long? Become a Park & Trail Champion today and your monthly gift will support our ongoing work to expand New York’s multi-use trail network and care for our magnificent state park system.


Welcome 
Governor Kathy Hochul  

 
We look forward to working with Governor Kathy Hochul, the first woman Governor in state history, to continue the renaissance of our state park system, and to further the growth of our state’s network of world-class greenway trails. An enthusiastic cyclist herself, we know that Governor Hochul sees the benefit of investing in the outdoors!

Meet Maria, PTNY's Arthur V. Savage Intern

 
Maria Gigliello is excited to join Parks & Trails New York as she has always had a love for New York’s outdoor spaces, having grown up in the Capital Region with easy access to many parks, trails and other outdoor recreation spots. This passion for the outdoors has set her on a lifelong mission of taking care of the natural places she loves.  Find out more about Maria.
 
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FIELD NOTES

Have you taken a vacation along the Genesee Valley Greenway this summer or in the past? We want to know! Fill out a visitor survey so local communities can keep providing the highest quality visitor experience.

PTNY has joined the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed which will help strengthen our efforts to protect the New York lands of the Delaware Water Basin.

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation celebrates the release of the 75th annual edition of its bi-monthly magazine publication, The Conservationist.

New York State has released a final report that details the work completed to create New York’s 750-mile Empire State Trail.  

Applications are due by October 15 for the Erie Canalway IMPACT! Grant Program.
 
Work continues on the construction of the 34-mile Adirondack Rail Trail from Tupper Lake to Lake Placid. 

A new 10-foot-wide path, drainage improvements, signage and marked crosswalks are coming to a 3.5-mile section of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail (part of the Empire State Trail) in New Paltz.  

Sen. Alexis Weik called for the extension of the Empire State Trail to Long Island, a project PTNY strongly supports through our advocacy efforts.

Work is underway on a $3.2 million upgrade to a state boat launch and riverside park as part of creating the new Hudson Eagles Recreation Area.
 

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