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2003 Trails Website Contest

We were pleased to receive nominations of 88 trail-related websites for the 2003 American Trails Website Contest. American Trails launched the first-ever contest to seek out the best websites in the cyberworld of trails and greenways. We looked for sites that really make trails come alive, and provide effective information delivery, support volunteers, and engage the public. In short, we want to showcase ways that advocates and agencies are making a difference for trails. Also see the Winning Websites for 2002 -- 2004 -- 2005-06 -- 2007. Enter this year's website contest.

Winning Websites for 2003:

CATEGORY

WINNING WEBSITE

...for State or Provincial trails agency

~ The Florida Greenways and FloridaTrails Guide: www.floridagreenwaysandtrails.com/

Honorable Mention ~ Wyoming Snowmobile Trails: http://wyotrails.state.wy.us/snow/

...for State or Provincial trails organization

~ Texas Offroad Network: www.texasoffroad.net

Honorable Mention ~ The Florida Trail Association: www.florida-trail.org

...for Community trails system

~ Indy Parks Greenways, Indianapolis, IN: www.indygreenways.org

...for trails on Federal Lands~ Gila National Forest Trails, Arizona: www2.srs.fs.fed.us/gilanf/rec/trails

...for Local Trail Organization or Club site

~ Eastern Trail Alliance: www.EasternTrail.org

...for Designated National Recreation Trail site

~The Poudre River Trail Corridor: www.poudretrail.org

Honorable Mention ~ Pigeon Creek Trail System, hosted by Twin Lakes Bicycle Club: www.norfork.com/cycling/

...for Site Design and Graphics

~ The Western Trailbuilders Association: www.trailbuilders.org

...for best use of Photographs

~ "Along the Air Line... " State Park Trail near Hebron, Connecticut: www.performance-vision.com/airline/index.htm

...for Trail Tour or virtual visit ~ Northeastern Illinois Water Trails: a unique partnership and award-winning plan enabling canoeists and kayakers to take advantage of nearly 500 miles of paddling opportunities: http://www.openlands.org/watertrails.asp

...for Promotion and Recognition of Volunteerism

~ Laguna Mountain Volunteer Association, southern California: www.lmva.org

...for Individual or personal trails site

~ Singletrack.net, Kentucky mountain bike trails: www.Singletrack.net

HONORABLE MENTION: ~ Trails of Anchorage, Alaska: www.trailsofanchorage.com

...for trail-related Business or Product

~ Katemcy Rocks, Texas: http://katemcyrocks.com

...for promotion of Accessible Trails~ AccessibleTrails.com documents accessible trails in Washington and other states: http://AccessibleTrails.com

...for Wildlife and Trails education

~ The Citrus Birding Trail, Florida: www.citrusbirdingtrail.com

...for Travel and Tourism for trails

~ Pittsburgh to Cumberland Trail includes a trip planning guide: www.atatrail.org

...for promotion of Courtesy and Trail Sharing

~ The New Hampshire State Trails Bureau: www.nhtrails.org

...for presentation of Plans and Proposals~ San Diego Sea to Sea Trail: www.seatoseatrail.org

...for best site for Kids and Families

~ The Nez Perce National Historic Trail, hosted by the USDA Forest Service: www.fs.fed.us/npnht/

Nominated Websites for 2003:

These websites were nominated for the American Trails Website Contest for 2003. Visit these great websites for a virtual of trails and greenways across North America!

~ The Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition has photos, a trail tour, and a clickable map: www.piercecountytrails.org/trails.htm

~ North Carolina Dirt Rider provides a wide range of information for OHV enthusiasts in the Carolinas: www.ncdirtrider.com

~ Oklahoma Trails: http://www.oktrails.com/

~ Ozark Greenways: http://www.ozarkgreenways.org

~ The Illinois Hiking Society web site: www.illinoishiking.org

~ Hiking trails in Alaska includes preparation for hiking in Alaska, and details on State and National Parks: www.akhs.atfreeweb.com

~ The River to River Trail web site: www.rivertorivertrail.org

~ Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources sponsors the "Open the Outdoors and accessibility initiative": www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/at/af/open/index.htm

~ Tampa Greenways & Trails spreads the word on trail projects in the neighborhoods: www.tampagov.net/dept_parks/trails/

~ Fundy Trail, New Brunswick: www.fundytrailparkway.com

~ Fox Cities Greenways provides information for trail users and greenways advocates: www.foxcitiesgreenways.org

~ Town Branch Trail articles, photographs, and most exceptionally, a series of very beautiful maps of the trail project: www.townbranch.org

~ Kentucky Rails to Trails Council describes the rail trail projects in various stages of completion throughout the state: www.kyrailtrail.org

~ National Park Service Northeast Region includes a toolbox to help communities develop trails and measure their economic impact: www.nps.gov/phso

~ "Dances With Marmots" documents a five month through hike of the Pacific Crest Trail by a New Zealander: www.angelfire.com/trek/nz_usa

~ The Trail Registry: www.trailregistry.com/trailregistry/about.jsp

~ Mountain Bike Whiskeytown, Redding, CA: www.geocities.com/mtbikewhiskeytown

~ Redding Mountain Biking, CA, has photos and trip information: www.reddingmountainbiking.com

~ Del Albright's website includes Friends of the Rubicon information and trail access issues: www.delalbright.com

~ Bureau of Land Management Wyoming, Continental Divide National Scenic Trail: www.wy.blm.gov/recreation/cdnst/CDNST.htm

~ "Bike to Beach": http://biketobeach.tripod.com/

~ Santa Fe National Historic Trail website visitors can travel the trail from western Missouri to Santa Fe through maps and photographs: www.nps.gov/safe

~ Prescott Alternative Transportation: www.prescottbikeped.org

~ Washington Area Bicyclist Association: www.waba.org

~ Friends of the South Cle Elum Depot: www.milwelectric.org

~ Southeastern Cycling: www.geocities.com/yosemite/7672/mtb.html

~ Yakima Greenway Foundation: www.yakimagreenway.org

~ Southern Sierra Fat Tire Association: www.ssfta.com/land/land.htm

~ East Coast Greenway Alliance: www.greenway.org

~ The John Muir Trail Virtual Tour: http://nycparks.completeinet.net/sub_your_park/flagship_and_virtual.html

~ Back Mountain Trail, Anthracite Scenic Trails Association: http://BMT.EditThisPage.com

~ Shelton Trails: http://borntoexplore.org/trails/

~ Triangle Rails-to-Trails Conservancy: www.ncrail-trails.org/trtc

~ Chet Fromm's Backpacker Guide: www.geocities.com/trailblazer_11/index.html

~ The North American Trail Ride Conference: www.natrc.org

~ Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area: www.riversofsteel.org

~ Northwest ATV Association: www.mudsand.com

~ Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway: www.fogvg.org

~ Murfreesboro Bicycle Club: www.mborobike.com/mbc.htm

~ EcoFlorida Magazine: Your Guide to Exploring Natural Florida: www.ecofloridamag.com

~ The San Francisco Bay Trail: http/baytrail.abag.ca.gov/

~ Miami Conservancy District: www.miamiconservancy.org

~ Cross Timbers Equestrian Trails Association: www.fmwebdesign.com/CTETA/

~ Sauratown Trails Association: www.sauratowntrails.org

~ Trails BC Southwest Region: www.trailsbc.ca/southwest_region/sw_home.asp

~ Texas Motorized Trails Coalition: www.texasmotorizedtrails.com

~ ATV Trails in Texas: www.dhc.net/~mscott/yz.atv.htm

~ Austin Motorsports Association Network: www.amsaclub.org/

~ Pond Hill Ranch: www.pondhillranch.com

~ Hoosier Rails-to-Trails Council: www.indianatrails.org

~ Tennessee Bike Routes: www.tdot.state.tn.us/bikeroutes/

~ Michigan Mountain Biking Association: www.MMBA.org

~ Arizona White Mountains Trail System: www.tracks-pinetop-lakeside.org

~ Peoria Area Mountain Bike Association: www.pambamtb.org

~ Great Public Spaces: urbanparks.pps.org/gps/list?type_id=1

~ Trail Finder Maps, New York Parks and Conservation Association: www.nypca.org

~ Overhills Rail-Trail Project: http://freepages.hobbies.rootsweb.com/~pfwilson/overhills.html

~ Southwest Colorado public land advocates are Trails 2000: www.trails2000.org

~ Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park: www.dandrcanal.com

~ The Colorado Trail Foundation: www.coloradotrail.org

~ Friends of the Washington and Old Dominion Trail: www.wodfriends.org

~ Tim Trott's Florida Horse Page: www.FLAhorse.com

~ The Silver Comet Trail: http://silvercomet.tripod.com

~ Montgomery County Park Trails: www.mc-mncppc.org/trails/

~ Capital Crescent Trail: www.cctrail.org

~ Resources section: International Mountain Bicycling Association: www.IMBA.com/resources/


Also see the Winning Websites and all sites nominated for 2005-06 and 2004 and 2003 and for 2002.

American Trails would like to thank John Ansbro for his extensive research on the dozens of nominated websites for this contest. He has helped out every year with the website contest. John, who is a city planner in Evansville, Indiana, has also provided us with news items and websites to check out for many years.

What is the American Trails Website Contest?

Are you proud of your trail-related website? Every year American Trails sponsors the only contest to seek out the best websites in the world of trails and greenways. For information on contest rules and procedures see the nominations page.

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