Fall Road Trip Ideas Across the Empire State

We hope one (or more) of these unique state park and historic site road trip destinations will satisfy your adventurous spirit this Fall.

Poughkeepsie Pop-Up Bike Lane  

Who knew that a few hundred traffic cones, several dozen cans of spray-chalk, and a handful of hardworking staff could transform Market Street in the City of Poughkeepsie overnight?

$3 Billion Environmental Bond Act Off the Table

Impacts to the state's fiscal condition caused by the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in the removal of the Restore Mother Nature Bond Act from November's ballot

Congrats to 29 Friends Groups Awarded
Park and Trail Partnership Grants

The fifth round of Park and Trail Partnership grants awarded $900,000 to 29 Friends groups for some exciting projects.

Autumn at Wellesley Island State Park Beckons

Fall camping in the Thousand Islands offers crisp days and lots of adventure.

 Livin' is Breezy
on the Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway

Summer may be over but you can still enjoy New York's beaches, and by bicycle, too.  

Parks and Trails, Good for the Economy 

Just how much of an impact do NYS parks & trails have on communities?
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I Love NY's Fall Foliage Report is ready! The Empire State is a magical place to watch nature's transition from summer to Fall and color changes are already happening in multiple regions. Check back often as new reports are released each Wednesday.
Riverside Park Conservancy is launching a fundraising drive to address racial and social inequities in the park by seeking a donor for each of the park's 400 acres to help make improvements in a historically under-resourced area.
Love to travel with your furry friend? This comprehensive guide from betterpet offers pro tips and checklists for pet owners on safe camping with a dog companion. 
Check out the summer edition of our Canalway Trail Times newsletter for exciting updates on trails, staycation ideas, bike friendly businesses, and more!
Calling all Friends of New York State parks and historic sites--our summer edition of You Gotta Have Friends newsletter is available and full of tips for Friends Groups, events for Friends, and important updates across the state.

Has your family ever explored a Storybook trail? These trails make for a fun, educational activity that places the pages from a children’s story along a trail in a community and they are popping up all over the country!

New York's plastic bag ban endures! Though not yet fully enforced, this long-sought after law survived a recent lawsuit. Businesses will soon be notified about when and how New York will start enforcing the law.



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