Poetry Trail at Clermont Inspires

The Friends of Clermont, Bringing history to life, Through poems and prose. The Friends of Clermont recently hosted a creative month-long poetry installation at Clermont State Historic Site in the Hudson Valley. The Friends began ‘Wordscape @ Clermont’ by inviting members of the community to submit personal writings from poetry and Haikus to quotes and…

Hyde Hall welcomes PTNY board and staff

One of our exceptional state historic sites provided the setting for the conclusion of a productive two-day board retreat in Cooperstown, NY during which the trustees and staff of Parks & Trails New York shared recent successes and strategized for the future. On the afternoon of Saturday, May 16, the retreat participants traveled the eastern shoreline…

Copake Iron Works Museum to Open

At the end of May the Friends of Taconic State Park will see their hard work pay off with the opening of a new museum, Copake Iron Works. The Friends have been raising significant funds for the park since 2008. This museum adds to their impressive list of accomplishments. Opened in 1845, the Copake Iron…

Show your love for Parks May 2

Spring is finally here, and online volunteer registration for the fourth annual I Love My Park Day is now open! On Saturday, May 2, join volunteers at state parks and historic sites across the state to help celebrate and spruce up park lands and beaches, plant trees and gardens, restore trails and wildlife habitat, and more. Last…