Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted Feb 19, 2018
Dan Kleen with National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC),
Karen Umphress with UP! Outside
Access for people with disabilities
This session will highlight design development of the Urban Arts Leg of the City of Jackson’s (MI) Riverwalk Trail on the Grand River, complemented by a survey of several recent National Park Service trail projects that integrate public art.
There is clear evidence that children benefit from spending time in nature.
This session will highlight how Garver Engineering transformed its wellness program to improve overall health while reducing company healthcare costs.
Rita Hennessy with National Park Service,
Janis Brannon with Summit Charter School
This session will look at professional development as a means of reaching out to communities and engaging youth in trail activities.
posted Dec 25, 2017
With the help of countless people, thousands of Africa Americans escaped from slavery by following various paths to freedom, hiding in the outbuildings and homes of sympathetic Americans along the way.
posted Jun 11, 2019
Dan Rice with Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition
Akron is reconnecting people, not online, but in our trails, parks and community centers.
The construction of a segment of the American Discovery Trail, completed in 2005, required funding, support and partnership from many entities.
posted Dec 29, 2017
Through the Ancestral Lands program, Conservation Legacy supports trail improvement on the Mogollon Rim in the Coconino National Forest while providing jobs and experience for local Native American youth.
The Arkansas River Trail Medical Mile is a multi-year collaboration project between the City of Little Rock and Heart Clinic Arkansas, the state's largest cardiology clinic.
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Oregon housing development along the Willamette River Greenway in Portland, Oregon
Homes are essentially right on the trail near downtown Portland, Oregon
The trail zigzags through development with both cyclists and walkers using the route near downtown Portland, Oregon
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