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The Heartbeat of a Community

The Heartbeat of a Community

  American Trails Supports Turtle Bay’s Efforts to become Self Sustaining Redding’s Sundial...

RECENT Article

The Heartbeat of a Community

The Heartbeat of a Community

  American Trails Supports Turtle Bay’s Efforts to become Self Sustaining Redding’s Sundial...

RECENT Article

The Heartbeat of a Community

The Heartbeat of a Community

  American Trails Supports Turtle Bay’s Efforts to become Self Sustaining Redding’s Sundial...

The Heartbeat of a Community

The Heartbeat of a Community

posted on: Sep 28, 2014 | author: Stuart Macdonald

  American Trails Supports Turtle Bay’s Efforts to become Self Sustaining Redding’s Sundial Bridge is the heartbeat of our community and the centerpiece of the Turtle Bay Exploration...

Trails for All Americans

Trails for All Americans

posted on: Oct 10, 2013 | author: Stuart Macdonald

For two memorable years I went to meeting after meeting of the committee charged with proposing new regulations for accessible trails. The Americans with Disabilities Act was the spur for addressing...

When greenways go brown

When greenways go brown

posted on: Sep 28, 2013 | author: Stuart Macdonald

When flood PLAIN turns into flood WAY, trails are in trouble. The recent floods in Colorado remind us that our stream-side corridors are vulnerable. Yet in our urban and suburban areas, trails along...

How trails benefit the environment

How trails benefit the environment

posted on: Jul 21, 2013 | author: Stuart Macdonald

In many places trails are a key ingredient in preserving open space and encouraging public interest in habitat and natural landscapes. In southern California, trails are especially important in...

Thanks for a great Trails Symposium!

Thanks for a great Trails Symposium!

posted on: Apr 27, 2013 | author: Stuart Macdonald

We would like to thank everyone who joined us in Arizona for the American Trails International Trails Symposium. It was a remarkable gathering of trails enthusiasts from across America and beyond....

Connecting youth with nature… on a trail

Connecting youth with nature… on a trail

posted on: Mar 26, 2013 | author: Stuart Macdonald

An important trend has been documenting the benefits of trails, not only in the arena of jobs and the economy, but also health and fitness. American Trails has been a leader in conveying the...

Inspiring children to become lifelong stewards of our great outdoors and trails

Inspiring children to become lifelong stewards of our great outdoors and trails

posted on: Dec 16, 2012 | author: Stuart Macdonald

We are proud to announce that American Trails Board member Jenny Rigby was honored for contributions to the field of environmental education by the North American Association for Environmental...

Success or chaos: attitude makes the difference

Success or chaos: attitude makes the difference

posted on: Dec 9, 2012 | author: Stuart Macdonald

The bicycle and pedestrian facilities of European cities are often cited as examples of an enlightened future. It is certainly fascinating to see how many people are walking, cycling, and riding...

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

posted on: Nov 22, 2012 | author: Stuart Macdonald

While our minds are on gratitude, and remembering our blessings, I would like to say thanks for what so many are giving. They are the people who are working for trails in every corner of America....

Korea Hosts Another Outstanding World Trails Conference

Korea Hosts Another Outstanding World Trails Conference

posted on: Nov 9, 2012 | author: Stuart Macdonald

Once again trail leaders in Korea hosted an outstanding World Trails Conference. It was informative, productive and just plain fun! The event was held on Jeju Island, a sub-tropical province of Korea...

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