Dear Friend,
Do you use and love the outdoors? If so, we hope you're planning to vote.  

When you’re taking a walk in the woods or cycling on your favorite trail, you’re probably not thinking about how actions taken at the local, state and national levels of government impact your experience. But they do.

From protecting public lands to curbing pollution, your elected officials' decisions directly affect you... and future generations.

As you consider candidates, asses their positions and records on protecting our land, water and air, as well as creating parks and trails that are accessible to all.

Voting is a privilege and a responsibility. Yet only 57 percent of NYS registered voters voted in the last general election.

We can do better than that. Please don’t sit this one out. There’s too much at stake.

Vote as if the outdoors is depending on you.  Because it is.

Thank you for being part of the Parks & Trails New York community, and for all you do to help protect our treasured outdoor spaces.

Robin Dropkin
Executive Director
As a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, Parks & Trails New York does not endorse candidates.

Big Checks for Big Ideas

Parks & Trails New York staff hits the road to present "big checks" and highlight Friends groups' positive Impact on park communities.

5 Spooky Things to Do at Parks This Month

Do you have what it takes to explore the haunted side of New York's state parks and historic sites?  Here's five  of the spookiest sites across the state for you to visit this October... if you dare!


TrailsBlog: FJ&G Rail Trail "Gateway to the Adirondacks"

The Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad once served as the "Gateway to the Adirondacks." Today, the FJ&G Rail Trail serves and connects  two of its namesake communities while providing visitors with some great cycling. 

Welcome to New Arthur Savage Intern

Parks & Trails New York welcomes Erica Schneider as our new Arthur V. Savage Intern


Revolutionary History
on Display

New signage at Bennington Battlefield was made possible through a Park and Trail Partnership Grant. Although short, the Battle was critical to the success of the American Revolution.

Great Trails and Fall Cycling
in Lake George Area

The area around Lake George, the Queen of American Lakes, offers some great autumn ride options.

Like our newsletter? Forward it to a friend! Like our newsletter? Forward it to a friend!


Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor IMPACT! Grants are now accepting applications.

The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Preservation League are offering Technical Assistance Grants that support discrete projects that preserve New York State’s cultural and historic resources. Deadline for applications is Oct. 19, 2020.

The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area announces the opening of a new Heritage Grant round in order to provide more timely funds to HRVNHA heritage sites during the COVID-19 pandemic.


PTNY developed a traffic calming guide that distills best practices into a user-friendly format that encourages and guides communities on how to implement temporary traffic calming installations.

The concept of turning a lightly used highway ramp in Albany into an elevated park that links downtown to the Hudson River is one step closer to reality as the Common Council overwhelmingly approved a resolution clearing the way for construction of the Skyway. 

DEC encourages hikers and visitors to check out New York's hidden gems while continuing to Play Smart * Play Safe * Play Local.

Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center opens during Climate Week with a goal of helping visitors of all ages become better stewards of the environment and smart energy consumers. 

DEC will begin enforcement of the State’s ban on single-use plastic carryout bags on Oct. 19, 2020.

Keep an eye on I Love NY's Fall Foliage Report as most regions of the state are approaching peak leaf peeking season!

Parks & Trails New York, along with other environmental groups, took part in a press event to thank two central New York congressmen, U.S. Reps. Anthony Brindisi (D-22) and John Katko (R-24), for their support of the Great American Outdoors Act which permanently and fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund.



Copyright © 2020 Parks & Trails New York, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp