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Erie Canal Heritage Trail - 6/22/2004
The 365-mile long, off-road trail offers a glimpse of what walking across the state with a canal boat in tow might have been like
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Great Lakes Seaway Trail - 8/25/2009
A scenic driving route that follows the shores of Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario, and the St. Lawrence River with unique historical locations and cultural heritage sites
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Harriman Long Path - 6/29/1997
A spine trail linking Harriman and Bear Mountain State Parks, roughly parallel to NY Thruway
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Hudson-Mohawk Urban Cultural Park Heritage Trail - 9/27/2010
A trail to enjoy the natural, cultural, and historical attractions of Cohoes, Colonie, Green Island, Troy, Waterford, and Watervliet
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Hudson River School Art Trail - 10/26/2009
A theme trail linking the home of Thomas Cole, the founder of the Hudson River School, with the nearby home of his student Frederic Church, as well as nearby inspirational painting sites
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Long Island Greenbelt Trail - 3/27/1998
Passes through 12,000 acres of open land, including four state parks and numerous county and town holdings, between the Great South Bay and the bluffs overlooking the Sound
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Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt - 4/5/2001
A backyard wilderness of surprising diversity and contrast; though it traverses a heavily populated area, it offers the opportunity to stroll through secluded woodlands rich in plant and animal life
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Old Erie Canal State Park - 4/26/1999
The canalway trail, which is part of the larger statewide canalway trail, lies adjacent to the old canal on the old towpath for most of the length
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Palisades Shore Trail - 8/4/2014
Starting at the Visitor Center at Fort Lee Historic Park, the trail has some rocky sections, then a very challenging scramble and steep climb to the northern trailhead
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Walkway Over the Hudson - 7/2/2016
The new incarnation of the historic 1889 Poughkeepsie-Highland railroad bridge, then the second-longest bridge in the world
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Walt Whitman Trail - 10/28/2022
This 8.2-mile greenway begins at the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and traverses the hills of the glacial Ronkonkoma Moraine
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