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posted Feb 6, 2019
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to plan an outing to one of America’s National Recreation Trails. Nothing is more romantic than time spent together outdoors, and since National Recreation Trails are some of the finest trails our country has to offer, planning a date on one of these trails is a sure fire way to create an unforgettable holiday.
posted Jul 11, 2018
The history of American Trails is a history of trail giants. Of people who, decades ago, before there were positions like state trails coordinator, or books like Wild, espousing the healing power of trails, stood up and said to everyone who would listen, we need to realize the value of trails. Men and women who embodied the quote from French poet Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
posted Jul 1, 2007
Equestrians over the decades have recognized the threats to access and places to ride, and joined the fight for trails across America.
posted Apr 2, 2018
In this conversational and personal account, journalist Florence Williams travels widely to track down our deep connection to the natural landscape.
posted Mar 18, 2020
Mike Passo with American Trails
America’s incomparable system of national scenic, historic, and recreational trails is the perfect way to sustain your mental and physical health, while maintaining the social distancing that is required in these challenging times.
posted Apr 21, 2018
John Eberle with Stantec
The 25-mile trail along a stretch of Connecticut’s southern coast faces challenges from acquiring easements, to coordinating between four towns, to designing through varying types of terrain.
posted Nov 13, 2018
Cindy's story begins in the Rocky Mountain wilderness on a unique and extraordinary journey: two parents leading their young children 3,100 miles on the backs of llamas.
posted Apr 1, 2020
Before you go on any outdoor adventures you need to ask yourself these questions about if your plans are safe and appropriate.
posted Sep 8, 2015
American Trails Staff
Tom was instrumental in founding the non-profit Iowa Trails Council in 1984. He made the first application for acquisition of an abandoned rail bed in Iowa and continued to negotiate, acquire, and establish trails for many years.
posted Apr 3, 2018
Are trails safe? How do they affect property values of adjacent residents?
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Halloween hikers on the Fisher Towers Trail near Moab, Utah
Bicycling along flood wall murals in Dayton, Ohio
Boaters viewing the solar eclipse on the West Columbia Riverwalk section of the Three Rivers Greenway in West Columbia, South Carolina
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