We are pleased to announce the Winning Websites for the 2004 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. See how to enter this year's website contest.
agency site (for state trails program
or trails in state parks):
on federal lands:
or club website:
or site maintained by an individual:
National Recreation Trail website:
of plans and proposals (information
or public involvement for a major
trails training site:
Best use of
or virtual visit:
and promotion of volunteerism:
site for kids and families:
business or product:
tourism site for trails:
Special category for 2004 to recognize an outstanding website:
These websites were also nominated for this year's American Trails Website Contest. Visit these great sites for a virtual tour of trails and greenways across America!
~ Rails To Trails of the Withlacoochee State Trail: www.railstotrailsonline.com
~ Outdoor Travels reviews trails all over the state of Florida as well as the nation and other countries: http://outdoortravels.com
~ Cross Alert's website covers trail crossing protection equipment: www.crossalert.com
~ Arrowhead Trails, Inc provides a variety of services to aid in the design and construction of multi-use, natural surface trails: www.arrowheadtrails.com
~ The Goethe Trail, Inc. is an all volunteer support group started in 1996: www.geocities.com/goetheforest/volunteer.html
~ Your Guide to Bed, Breakfast and Biking lists B & B's and inns near bike trails and routes (on-road biking) with contact information and a link to the innkeeper's web site: www.BBBiking.com
~ Trails of Anchorage provides information and virtual tours of Anchorage, Alaska, trails: www.trailsofanchorage.com
~ York County Trails has helped develop the mission of the York County Rail Trail Authority: www.yorkcountytrails.org
~ Dallas Off Road Bicycle Association (DORBA) covers the location of trails throughout North Texas with photos and maps: http://www.dorba.org
~ Katemcy Rocks, Texas: http://katemcyrocks.com
~ Capital Crescent Trail is a shared-use rail trail from Georgetown in DC to Silver Spring, MD: www.cctrail.org/
~ RiverWalkMap.com is San Antonio's River Walk Locator with the trail route, businesses, hotels, and points of interest: www.riverwalkmap.com/
~ Greenways Foundation supports volunteerism, events, and enhancement of Central Indiana greenways: http://www.indygreenways.org/supporters/gf.htm
~ The Nez Perce National Historic Trail: www.fs.fed.us/npnht
~ Friends of the Prairie Spirit Rail Trail have worked for eight years to promote and enhance the trail: www.prairiespirittrail.org
~ Heritage Trail of Madison, Inc.: www.heritagetrailofmadison.org
~ Crankfire.com has mountain bike trail description with community provided feedback, ratings, photos, maps, and downloadable GPS data: http://www.crankfire.com
~ Knik, Alaska includes information on the Old Carle Trail, the Herning Trail, and the Iditarod Trail: www.knik.org
Also see the Winning Websites and all sites nominated for 2007 and 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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