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Westchester County New York and Friends of Westchester County Parks, in collaboration with Westchester County Parks, announce collaboration with Smart Outdoor to enhance 34.6-mile running trail.
American Trails will now be hosting the International Trails Symposium in February of 2022. By moving to this later date we are able to maintain an in-person symposium for those who can travel to Reno.
This survey aims to quantify the capacity of the trails community to build, maintain, and develop trails now, and to provide input to GAOA and LWCF funding.
A trail need not be over 100 miles in length to become a travel destination. Plenty of people desire shorter trail experiences and are willing to design a trip around them just the same.
The results are in! Here are our picks from the 230 photos submitted for the 2020 photo contest.
Jim Schmid shares his review of this recently released book. In Journeys North, legendary trail angel, thru hiker, and former PCTA board member Barney Scout Mann spins a compelling tale of six hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2007 as they walk from Mexico to Canada.
This synthesis is intended to establish a baseline of the current state of knowledge and practice and to serve as a guide for trail managers and researchers.
The newly designated Trinity River Paddling Trail is the first National Water Trail in Texas!
Defining a trail corridor in law, policy, and planning.
Don Meeker, president of Terrabilt, reflects on trails as a critical sanctuary during COVID-19, and provides guidance on signage to keep everyone on trails safe. Terrabilt will also provide the production artwork for their COVID-19 trail sign for free.
Spending time on trails not only helps a child's mental and physical development, it can also help create healthy habits that last a lifetime.
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Five Iconic Trails Under 50 Miles
Engaging Children in Nature through Trails
Identification of Effective Programs to Improve Access to and Use of Trails among Youth from Under-Resourced Communities
The Latest in Funding
2020 Annual CRT Achievement Awards
Six Unique Trail Funding Solutions
Interview with Greg Harris of the Missouri Rock Island Trail
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FAQ: What is the definition of a trail?
Design for Understanding: Protecting Trail Users in the Time of Covid-19
PedNet is Making a Difference on the Ground in Missouri
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Best Pants for Trail Work
Proper Signage Makes a Trail Come Alive
How Permeable Pavers Make a Difference
All Construction and Maintenance
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Solutions to Homelessness on Trails
Perceptions of Conflict Surrounding Future E-Bike Use on the Arizona Trail
Equestrian Etiquette - Protecting Trees and Park Structures