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A Cross-Country Trail to Connect a Nation: The Great American Rail-Trail

April 17, 2019
The route of Great American Rail-Trail was formally revealed during a cross-country live event on May 8, 2019.

Categories: Trail NewsOpinion


CRT's Recreational Trails Program Achievement Awards 2019 - Call for Nominations

April 03, 2019
Nominations for the 2019 Coalition for Recreational Trails Achievement Awards are due May 1, 2019.

Categories: American Trails NewsTrail News
Tags: Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT)


National Recreation Trails to Visit This Spring

March 22, 2019
Spring is in the air, and it is the perfect time to explore nature and view wildlife on our nation’s National Recreation Trails. Wildflowers are starting to bloom, birds are out in abundance, the weather is getting warmer, and these NRTs are some of the best trails out there to experience it all.

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Black History Has Always Played an Important Role in the Trails World

February 19, 2019
February is Black History Month, and a perfect time to shine a light on some well known, and some lesser known, ways in which African Americans have helped shape our nation's trail and park history.

Categories: Trail NewsOpinion


Sandy Hook Remembered

December 14, 2018
Permanent Memorial to Take Shape under the Watchful Eyes of Two SWA Designers

Categories: Trail NewsMemorials


Discovering the North Country Trail

November 16, 2018
Dedicated volunteers are working to improve and complete the trail that runs across seven northern states.

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“Walk easy; Hike strong”: a Veteran’s journey of discovery on the Arizona Trail

November 15, 2018
Warrior Expeditions is a nonprofit group that helps veterans by giving them the opportunity to participate in outdoor expeditions with the intent of improving the transition back into civilian life.

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Celebrating Trails Across America

November 12, 2018
Stories from trail enthusiasts of all ages

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Railbanking Under Attack

October 29, 2018
Act by November 1 to preserve railbanking. The Surface Transportation Board (STB) just initiated a notice of proposed rulemaking to consider a rule proposed by opponents to railbanking that would significantly limit the ability of trail proponents to preserve rail corridors for interim trail use.

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50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act

October 18, 2018
The historical events that led us to a robust nationwide movement for trails of all kinds

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Tags: magazine


Eleven National Recreation Trails to visit this October

October 09, 2018
October is the official month for all things spooky, which means for trail enthusiasts, it’s the perfect time to visit these sinisterly named National Recreation Trails.

Categories: American Trails NewsNRT NewsTrail News


Save the LWCF

September 26, 2018
Time is running out to save the Land and Water Conservation Fund! Tell Congress to act NOW, before it expires on September 30th! We need to protect the LWCF, America’s best parks program, before it’s too late. American Trails is proud to support action to permanently reauthorize this critical program. Join us now and add your name to #SaveLWCF

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Trails Are Transportation: Restore Eligibility for Trails as Infrastructure

July 26, 2018
Congress is working on its budget for next year and infrastructure is expected to get a boost in funding—but some leaders want to leave out trails. Act Now! Tell your senator to restore funding eligibility for trails of all types in the new budget funding.

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ExtremeTerrain’s Clean Trail Grant Program

July 06, 2018

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Tags: grants


2018 Annual CRT Achievement Awards

June 06, 2018
The Coalition for Recreational Trails is pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 Tom Petri Annual Achievement Awards in recognition of outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds.

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The Third Mode: Towards a New Transportation Policy

September 10, 2012
Excerpts from Jeff Olson's book about creating better connections among people, nature, and the built environment.

Categories: Trail News
Tags: transportation