Go the Distance

Looking for more than a day hike? There are more than a dozen long-distance hiking trails that crisscross New York State, more than half of which traverse parks in the state parks system. In all, 15 long-distance hiking trails make their way through the state (see a map), providing ample opportunities to explore New York’s outdoors on…

Adirondack Rail Trail Receives Major Boost from State Leaders

The New York State Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Conservation announced their preferred amendment to the 1996 Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan/FEIS (UMP) to allow removal  of underutilized railroad tracks between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake in the Adirondack State Park, boosting the chances for construction of 34 miles of…

New York’s Water Trails

Our abundant terra firma trails provide countless options for recreation throughout New York State.  Let’s not forget that our picturesque waterways offer a fun alternative to walking, cycling, and hiking. Water trails are similar to land trails in that they host a constant flux of outdoor adventure seekers – kayakers, canoeists and other forms of…

From Couch to Camillus

So, you’re thinking of heading out for a ride on the Erie Canalway Trail trail this summer. Maybe a day trip to a trailside museum or Canal community? Or even a multi-day Buffalo to Albany adventure. Here’s what you need to know….   1. Plan it out Use PTNY’s interactive Canalway Trail map or Cycling the…

Spa snip

PTNY Executive Director Robin Dropkin ushered in National Trails Day by helping to cut the ribbon on a new multi-use trail in Saratoga Spa State Park. Two miles of paved multi-use trail and a new park trail map featuring 13 miles of trails within the iconic park were dedicated on June 4 in honor of…

Trail adopters pay it forward

Canalway Trail adopters help visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience and get to meet some fascinating trail travelers. Presently, about 50 groups and individuals are participating in the Canalway Trail Adopt-a-Trail (AAT) program by adopting sections of trail within their communities across the state. Individuals, school and scout groups, civic and church organizations, and…