May 18, 2017
The "2020 Vision" for the planned Empire State Trail is profiled in the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of Rails to Trails magazine.
Robin Dropkin, Executive Director for Parks & Trails New York, Bill Sweitzer, Director of Marketing for New York State Canal Corporation, and Christine O'Neal, Executive Director for the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, are quoted in the article about the 750-mile trail, challenges and benefits of creating the trail links, and trail-related tourism.
NYSTIA's Empire State Tourism Conference, held this past April, was themed "2020 Vision." The conference included a panel presentation entitled, "Trail-Making Along the Hudson Valley and Champlain Canal Corridor."