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posted Apr 11, 2018

Tannehill Tramway National Recreation Trail, McCalla, Alabama

This crushed stone walking trail follows a section of an old mule-drawn tramline from the historic Tannehill Ironworks and nearby brown iron ore beds inside Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park near McCalla, in central Alabama.


published Apr 2019

Ten National Recreation Trails to Check Out in New York

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

In honor of the International Trails Symposium and Training Institute, being held in Syracuse, New York this month, we have put together a list of ten National Recreation Trails to visit in New York State. These are just a sample of the dozens of NRTs located in New York State, so get out there and explore.


posted Mar 27, 2018

Tent Rocks Trail, New Mexico

Intriguing rock formations on the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.


published Oct 2019

Texas Trail Looks to Connect Austin to San Antonio

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

The El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association is working to create a multi-use trail that will connect two of the lone star state's largest cities, Austin and San Antonio.


posted Mar 27, 2018

The American Tobacco Trail, North Carolina

The American Tobacco Trail is a 22.6-mile long Rails-to-Trails project located in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, running along an abandoned railroad bed originally built for the American Tobacco Company in the 1970s.


posted Jul 2, 2023

The Fabulous Fox! Water Trail, Illinois and Wisconsin

The nationally designated Fabulous Fox! Water Trail straddles the border from southeast Wisconsin to northeast Illinois. The trail offers 158 miles of paddling through gorgeous Midwest towns and landscapes including prairies, forests, farms, and bluffs. There is River access at more than 70 public locations, many are in vibrant communities with restaurants, and historical and cultural amenities to enjoy. Plan your adventure today!


published Sep 2014

The Heartbeat of a Community

by American Trails Staff

American Trails Supports Turtle Bay’s Efforts to become Self Sustaining


posted Jun 17, 2020

The Lion's Tale National Recreation Trail, Virginia

The Lion's Tale is a National Recreation Trail that is specially designed to create a sensory experience for the visually impaired. Through a special mascot, Lop Ears the Mountain Lion, the trail tells a story using braille as well as other sensory methods.


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.


posted Mar 27, 2018

The Maah Daah Hey Trail, North Dakota

The trail passes through some of the most pristine remote areas of the USDA's National Grasslands.