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Path Through History HighlightPersonalized Itineraries & New Bike Paths Now Available

July 20, 2017, Rome NY — History in the Mohawk Valley has never been more alive, and now it’s easier than ever to experience historic battlegrounds and striking monuments while traveling through scenic New York.

New bike paths are available on the Mohawk Valley Path Through History website, www.BikeThruHistory.com. Cyclists can now easily navigate to culturally-significant destinations within several local counties, including Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie, and Saratoga. More than thirty bike paths are offered, featuring turn-by-turn directions, printable cue sheets, downloadable app information and GPS tracking. Cyclists can view their current location directly from the website, and the majority of the bike paths can also be driven.

NYS Summer of '17$7 Million Trail Improvements Completed as a Part of Governor Cuomo's $56.7 Million NY Gateway Connections Improvement Project
Encourages New Yorkers to Visit 2,000-Mile Trail System and Tourist Attractions across the State

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of the renovated Shoreline Trail along the Niagara River, between LaSalle Park and the Peace Bridge, in Buffalo. The newly renovated and realigned trail provides an additional 700 feet of pathway along the Niagara River and connects the Shoreline Trail Bridge to an elevated overlook at the west end of the structure. The overlook features expansive views of the confluence of Lake Erie and the Niagara River, and closer views of the Peace Bridge. A new 400-foot waterside viewing platform was also constructed at the water’s edge.

NPSStillwater, N.Y. – To celebrate National Bike Month, Saratoga National Historical Park will host a Bike Summit at the Saratoga Battlefield on Sunday, May 21 between 9am and 5 pm. National Park Service staff will join with local bike outfitters and bike clubs to help cyclists get themselves and their gear up to speed for lots of spring and summer cycling fun. Events will include bike tune-ups, helmet fittings, safety checks, and a 5-mile ranger-guided bike tour of Saratoga Battlefield at 3 pm.