Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Press Release

June 04, 2015

Randy Simons | Dan Keefe
(518) 486-1868 |

Get Outside and Celebrate National Trails Day at New York State Parks

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) invites New Yorkers to experience the great outdoors by celebrating National Trails Day on Saturday, June 6.

Parks from across the state will offer a wide range of activities for the public to enjoy including hikes, walks, races, cycling, kayaking, trail maintenance, barbeques and much more. A complete list of events can be found at

"New York's trails create endless opportunities to explore diverse landscapes and provide for greater access into our incredible parks, forests, lakes, rivers and beaches," said State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey. "I encourage all New Yorkers to get active on Saturday, June 6 and participate in National Trails Day. Take advantage of your favorite trail by going for a hike or bike ride, kayak or canoe down one of the numerous waterways in New York or join up with a local trail project to help maintain and improve existing trails for others to enjoy."

New York State Parks feature more than 2,000 miles of trails. For more information on trails in State Parks, visit

Launched in 1993, National Trails Day became a program through the American Hiking Society to help promote the importance of the National Trails System and increase awareness about trails and the volunteers that help maintain them. Now over 20 years later, National Trails Day designates one day each year to help highlight and celebrate America's trails. For more information about National Trails Day, visit

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 180 state parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by 62 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.