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Featured National Recreation Trails

A sampling of National Recreation Trails in the news or recently designated. The NRT program showcases the diversity of trails across America, from our cities and suburbs to the deserts, waterways, and high mountains.


National Recreation Trails... America's great trails!

Every kind of trail activity is represented in the listing of designated NRTs. Besides hiking and bicycling, the system includes water trails, motorized routes, snow tracks, greenways, and equestrian paths.

arrowSearch all of Vermont's designated National Recreation Trails in the Online NRT Database


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Cross Vermont Trail at the dedication of the I-91 trail underpass

(photo by Jennifer Waite 2003)

Cross Vermont Trail is a 75-mile trail and greenway that will span the entire state from Burlington to Newbury, linking 17 communities, 10 village centers, 10 state parks, numerous schools and trail systems. In addition to opportunities for biking, hiking, snowmobiling and horseback riding, this trail attracts tourist dollars and provides economic benefits for local communities. With half of the trail already completed, this diverse partnership is making significant progress towards connecting the state in a truly unique way (designated 2003).


Robert Frost Interpretive Trail provides views of the Breadloaf Wilderness from the Interpretive Trail. The site consists of both an upland northern hardwood forest and a shrub swamp. In addition to interpretive signing along the trail, Robert Frost poems are mounted alongside the trail in locations appropriate to the setting of the selected poem.


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The on-line database has details on the currently designated National Recreation Trails. The NRT Program online is hosted by American Trails:


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