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New York National Recreation Trails

The newest NRTs in New York:

NRTBrowse all National Recreation Trails in New York: There are 1301.89 miles of NRTs in New York and 40 trails!

Visit New York's "Featured" National Recreational Trails for the most recently designated trail(s)

Visit the National Recreation Trails website to learn more about the NRT program and access over 1,200 NRTs from across the country


New York Bicycling and Mountain Biking


    Photo of a woman riding a bike on a trail

    Bronx River Pathway, Westchester, NY
    (photo by Melissa Correa)

    Bicycling and Mountain Biking

      Bicycling on Long Island provides information on trails, parks, clubs, and events:

      East Coast Greenway is a project to link seabord states with trails and on-road routes through ME, NH, Massachusetts, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC, VA, NC, SC, GA, and FL:

      Finger Lakes Mountain Bike Club serves the southern portion of the
      Finger Lakes region of upstate New York:

      New York City Mountain Bike Association builds and maintains trails in the five boroughs of New York City:

      New York Mountain Bicycling Coalition:

      Rochester Bicycling Club includes both mountain bike and four-wheel drive trail information:

      Westchester Mountain Bike Association has news, riding areas, and volunteer work:

      The Western New York Mountain Bicycling Association has information on trails, advocacy, and rides:


New York Equestrian Trails

    WillowBrook Trail Association maintains a network of riding trails on private lands in Dutchess County:


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New York Greenways and Community Trails


New York Hiking Trails


    Adirondack Mountain Club has many chapters; is dedicated to the protection and responsible recreational use of the New York Forest Preserve, parks, and other wild lands:

    Appalachian Mountain Club, New York-North Jersey Chapter, has trip reports, events, and contacts:

    Appalachian Mountain Club, Mohawk Hudson Chapter, is at: /

    Interstate Hiking Club sponsors trips in New York and New Jersey:

    Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference has created over 200 miles of hiking trails on Long Island and are dedicated to protecting open space and their scenic Greenbelt trails for all to enjoy:

    New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has news, events, weather, and more:

    Running Trails in Westchester County has maps and descriptions:

    American Volkssport Association hosts year-round walking events; search by state

New York Long-Distance Trails


New York Off-Highway Vehicle Trails

New York Rail Trails and Canal Trails


    Canal Society of New York State provides support for revitalizing canals and developing recreational facilities and canal trails:

    New York State Canalway Trail System is comprised of a network of more than 260 miles of existing multi-use, recreational trails: and

    Chautauqua Rails to Trails, Inc. manages 26 miles of active rail-trail in Chautauqua County, the southwestern-most county in New York:

    Delaware and Hudson Canal Linear Park in Sullivan County:

    Dutchess Rail Trail runs 13 miles from Hopewell Junction north to the Poughkeepsie entrance of the Walkway Over the Hudson

    Port Jervis Branch of the D & H Canal and Gravity Railroad Heritage Trail:

    Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail Inc. has preserved 27 miles of the Buffalo-Pittsburgh Railway as a multi-use trail, featuring beautiful scenery, ski areas, farmland, villages, parks and a high trestle:

    Genesee Valley Greenway follows the paths of the abandoned Genesee Valley Canal and Pennsylvania Railroad lines from Rochester to Pennsylvania:

    Harlem Valley Rail Trail is a 46-mile project along the Hudson River in Columbia and Dutchess Counties:

    Friends of the High Line work to save and reuse the 1.5-mile elevated railway that runs along the West Side of Manhattan:

    Hudson Valley Rail Trail connects to Walkway Over the Hudson on the west bank of the Hudson River in Highland, New York

    Ontario Pathways Trail is a 23-mile rails-to-trails project that connects Canandaigua, Stanley, Seneca Castle, Orleans and Phelps/Clifton Springs. Ontario Pathways, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization that owns, develops and maintains the trail property on an all-volunteer basis:

    Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Association, Inc. of New Paltz is at:

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New York Waterway and Boating Trails


    In the heart of the Finger Lakes Region, the Erie Canal connects to the Cayuga-Seneca Waterway:

    Hudson River Watertrail Assoc and Hudson River Valley Greenway are working to develop the Hudson River Water Trail, which currently consists of 67 sites along the river that provide boat launches, river access, and some camping:

    Schenectady County Blueway Trail Map and Guide lists 35 attractions along the river
    with mileage, reference points, and photos:

New York Statewide Advocacy and Resources


    Parks and Trails New York is working statewide to protect and advocate for New York's parks, rail trails, greenways, and heritage corridors:


New York State Trails Program


New York Outdoor Recreation




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