Parks & Trails New York - Parks & Trails New York is the only organization working statewide to protect New York's parks and help communities create new parks. Founded in 1985, Parks & Trails New York has grown from a small group of park advocates to over 5000 members and supporters from every region of the state.
Their mission is to expand, protect and promote a network of parks, trails, and open spaces throughout our state for use and enjoyment by all.
Parks & Trails New York invites trails supporters to join in forming a Statewide Trails Coalition to build broad-based support that can send a powerful message to funders, legislators, and agency officials. With more than 700 groups involved in developing and maintaining trails within New York, the time has come to join forces to advocate for trails and greenways policies, programs, and funding that can benefit everyone.
Rail-Trails Conservancy - The main organization for the US Rails-to-Trails movement.
Rail-Trail Frequently Asked Questions.
Trails and Greenways Clearing House - Provides technical assistance, information resources, and referrals to trail developers. Highly recommended!
The Rail-Trail Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania - This group has already developed the southern section of the old D&H road-bed in Pennsylvania. Their D&H Trail now extends 35 miles from Forest City north to Stevens Point in Susquehanna County (near Lanesboro.) Soon it will be extended from Stevens Point to the NY State border, where it will connect to the future Susquehanna River Rail-Trail.
http://www.nepa-rail-trails.org/ New Site!
Pennsylvania Rails-to-Trails - A website that provides information about Pennsylvania's existing and developing rail trails.
Rail Serve - A list of other rail-trail websites.
New York Parks and Conservation Association (NYPCA) - The only organization working statewide to protect and advocate for New York's parks and to create new park lands such as rail trails, greenways, and heritage corridors.
Trails From Rails - A website designed to give cyclists a list of many of the best bicycle touring trails in the US.