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Pokécycling: Dos and Don'ts of Pokémon GO on Two Wheels

Pokémon Go has sparked numerous debates: cheers for people getting outdoors; jeers for the inattentive behavior (and thus safety issues) the activity tends to entail. Here is some helpful info should you attempt to "Catch 'em All" on two wheels.
By now you have most likely encountered an increased amount of mobile phone users out in public gazing into their screens. Those in pairs or groups may be exclaiming, “I found him…… http://ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2016/08/pokecycling-pokemon-go-bicycle

Batter Up at Roberto Clemente State Park

Families who visit Roberto Clemente State Park are gaining a larger youth baseball and softball academy through a partnership between New York State, Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association and Harlem RBI.
Families who visit Roberto Clemente State Park are gaining a larger youth baseball and softball academy through a partnership between New York State, Major League Baseball, the Ma…… http://ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2016/08/batter-roberto-clemente-state-park

18th Annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour reaches a milestone

More than 650 participate in PTNY’s Cycle the Erie Canal, the largest tour to date.
Last month, more than 650 cyclists and 80 volunteers pedaled 400 miles between Buffalo and Albany as part of Parks & Trails New York’s Cycle the Erie Canal tour. This year’s tour,…… http://ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2016/08/18th-annual-cycle-erie-canal-tour-reaches-milestone

Alexander Hamilton Slept Here

Hamilton is the hottest ticket in town and the most talked about founding father. Between his home in NYC and regular trips to Albany to visit family, Alexander Hamilton was a New Yorker through and through, a connection commemorated at several NY State H…
From a hit Broadway musical to his controversial pending status on the ten dollar bill, Alexander Hamilton continues to grab headlines more than 210 years after his death. The yea…… http://ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2016/08/alexander-hamilton-slept-here

Back to School: Free Park Admission for Fourth Graders

Summer is almost over! Before your family heads back to school, take advantage of the following state and national programs.
August is the final month of the yearlong celebration of the National Park Service’s (NPS) 100th anniversary. Families with fourth graders have until August 30th to redeem their f…… http://ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2016/08/back-school-free-park-admission-fourth-graders

Say Cheese (and support the EPF!)

We need your help – and your photos – in the next couple of months to help show what NY’s Environmental Protection Fund has helped to protect and improve.  
The state’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) is the lifeblood of environmental funding in New York. The EPF supports everything from the creation of new parks and trails and th…… http://ptny.org/newsandmedia/e-news-1/2016/08/say-cheese-summer-fall-and-support-epf