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published Oct 2021

Ohio's Storybook Trails Offer a Literary Trail Experience

These unique trails, partially funded by Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grants, promote the importance of literacy, a healthy lifestyle, and connecting with nature.


published Oct 2021

Trail User Survey Library

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.


posted Sep 14, 2021

Withlacoochee State Trail, Florida

This National Recreation Trail is enjoyed by more than 350,000 hikers, cyclists, skaters, runners, and horseback riders every year.


posted Sep 13, 2021

The Maah Daah Hey Trail Sully Restoration and Surfacing

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.


published Sep 2021

September 11th National Memorial Trail to Offer Interactive Map

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.


published Sep 2021

RTP - Workforce Development, Equity, and Climate Resiliency

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


published Sep 2021

Be Trail Kind - Trails Are Common Ground Initiative Launches

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.


published Aug 2021

Over $14,000 in Giveaways for our 10-Year Webinar Anniversary!

by American Trails Staff

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!


published Aug 2021

Walking Toward Peace: Veterans Healing on America’s Trails

by Jim Schmid

Jim Schmid reviews Cindy Ross' new book "Walking Toward Peace: Veterans Healing on America’s Trails"


published Aug 2021

Digging Into the Numbers Behind the Pandemic Trail Boom

by Matt Ainsley with Eco-Counter, Inc.

As the summer unfolds, park and trail managers across North America are preparing for yet another recording breaking season. While it is too early to make definitive calls about the state of pandemic trail boom and future volumes on trails and in parks, early analyses suggest the boom is alive and well. During this unprecedented time, automated count data serves as a crucial tool to track changes, understand use, and make the work of trail managers just a little bit easier.