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These Trail User Survey examples show how trails across the country are listening to their trail users to gather data for funding, maintenance, events, and more.
It's time to show off your costume outdoors and enter the 4th annual American Trails Costume Contest! Enter by November 1st!
The SCTA Action Plan serves as a checklist of guiding tasks for the new organization as it continues to move the Sun Corridor Trail forward.
This paper outlines ways to achieve two key goals: First, to create career paths for young people; and secondly, to improve the U.S.’ ability to counter, and adapt to climate change, especially in communities that have suffered from environmental injustices.
This National Recreation Trail is enjoyed by more than 350,000 hikers, cyclists, skaters, runners, and horseback riders every year.
The Maah Daah Hey Trail (MDHT) is a legendary 144-mile non-motorized, single-track trail that runs from Medora to south of Watford City in North Dakota.
The September 11th National Memorial Trail is a 1,300-mile system of trails and roadways that link the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City, the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
The Recreational Trails Program directly addresses our desire to put young people to work, provide equitable access to nature, and provide resilient responses to natural disasters
No matter our differences in backgrounds or how we choose to enjoy the great outdoors, trails create common ground that connects us. Access to trails is a privilege we acknowledge and can only safeguard through our actions toward one another.
American Trails is celebrating a decade of our Advancing Trails Webinar Series and giving away awesome swag as a thank you to our webinar viewers and supporters for being a part of this milestone. Check out the giveaways below, and thank you to all the sponsors who donated amazing items!
Jim Schmid reviews Cindy Ross' new book "Walking Toward Peace: Veterans Healing on America’s Trails"
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