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Empire State Trail Rolls On

​As 2018 winds to a close, a number of projects in the Hudson Valley and along the Erie Canalway and Champlain Canalway Trails are moving forward in advance of the Empire State Trail's 2020 completion date.

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Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey Stepping Down

​Rose Harvey, the commissioner of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, is stepping down from the post she has held for eight years. We salute Commissioner Harvey’s many accomplishments and will miss her passion for parks and trails and tireless work
on their behalf.

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AT&T Partnership Celebrated

​We were thrilled to honor AT&T and its Northeast Regional President, Marissa Shorenstein, with this year’s George W. Perkins Award for Outstanding Environmental Leadership and Public Service.

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Canalway Trail End-to-Enders Continue to Blaze New Trails

​CAUTION: Reading stories from this year's Canalway Trail End-to-Enders will make you want to get on the trail immediately! Have proper outdoor gear at the ready!

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Roundtable Event Benefits Local Park & Trail Friends Groups 

​Participants from local parks, trails, and open spaces took away an abundance of ideas, solutions, and information from the October 16th event hosted by PTNY.

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Turkey Time in NYS Parks

​It’s that time of year! Turkeys are abundant--in the wild and on our tables. Learn about some fun events going on in New York State Parks related to turkeys.

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Welcome New Staff

​A warm welcome to Lisa Pepe who joins our team as our new Project Coordinator.

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You Can Count on Us--
Can We Count on You?

The season of giving is here. #GivingTuesday is Tuesday, November 27. Give back to the parks and trails you love.

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Gift Idea for that Special Cyclist in Your Life

Looking for unique gift ideas? Order our popular cycling guidebooks today and we'll have them to you before the holidays! 

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    Short Takes / Resources

Deadline approaching! Friends groups wishing to apply for our Park and Trail Partnership Program grants must submit their applications by Friday, November 30.

A new state park, nighttime events, and a photo challenge are just a few informative items from our latest issue of You Gotta Have Friends.

Hudson River Valley Greenway communities are eligible to receive up to $10,000 for projects involving natural and cultural resource protection, economic development, public access, regional planning, and heritage and environmental education.

Andy Beers awarded Canalway Trail Tender award: Read about it in Canalway Trail Times

Register your 2018 Canalway Trail End-to-End trip by Thanksgiving for a chance to win great trail swag!

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