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THE NATIONAL RECREATION TRAILS (NRT) program works to preserve and celebrate our nation's pathways. We invite you to explore America’s great national system of trails and greenways.

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2003 National Recreation Trail designations

On June 5, 2003, National Park Service Director Fran Mainella announced the designation by Interior Secretary Gale Norton of 23 new National Recreation Trails in 12 states. In addition, the Secretary of Agriculture designated four trails on USDA lands. The NPS and U.S. Forest Service jointly administer the program with help from a number of other federal and nonprofit partners, notably American Trails, which hosts the National Recreation Trail website (www.americantrails.org/nationalrecreationtrails). The National Recreation Trail Program recognizes trails that provide opportunities for all Americans to enjoy the out-of-doors and improve the quality of life of our communities.

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Monon Greenway is a rail trail in the Indianapolis area

"We know that trails are more than remote footpaths; they are also retreats found within heritage corridors and urban areas, which are accessible and critical to the mental and physical well-being of our citizens," said Mainella.

The nomination process follows an annual timetable which results in official designation by the Secretary of the Interior each June. Trails designated as Natiional Recreation Trails become part of the Online NRT Registry. The following trails and greenways were designated this year as National Recreation Trails:

trail noteEach year nominations for designation of new National Recreation Trails may be submitted. Details of the program may be found on the NRT website hosted by American Trails: (www.americantrails.org/nationalrecreationtrails). The National Recreation Trail Program recognizes trails that provide opportunities for all Americans to enjoy the out-of-doors and improve the quality of life of our communities.

See how to update online trail information in the National Recreation Trails online database or send changes by e-mail to nrt@americantrails.org.

 

 

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