Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted Apr 3, 2020
In this National Recreation Trail Highlight from the Sarah Zigler Trail in Oregon, find out the history of the Jacksonville Woodlands Association and how they get hundreds of kids out on the trail every year.
posted Apr 1, 2020
Mike Passo with American Trails
Before you go on any outdoor adventures you need to ask yourself these questions about if your plans are safe and appropriate.
posted Mar 18, 2020
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 Feb 14, 2020
Jim Schmid reviews Chuck Flink's newest book "The Greenway Imperative: Connecting Communities and Landscapes for a Sustainable Future"
posted Jan 27, 2020
American Trails Staff
Trails contribute more than $8.2 billion to Washington state's economy, according to companion studies released by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office.
posted Jan 16, 2020
These ten stories show that trail tourism is invigorating communities throughout America.
posted Nov 19, 2019
The Continental Divide Trail Coalition surveyed 200 small business owners along the CDT and found that 86% say trails are vital to the economy of their communities.
posted Nov 11, 2019
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.
posted Oct 31, 2019
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Trails are shown to improve health both mentally and physically, yet the healthcare industry and the trails industry rarely work together. There are many reasons for this, such as logistics, bureaucracy, and communication issues. We asked some leading experts how we can begin bridging these gaps.
posted Aug 13, 2019
Trails and greenways impact our economy through tourism, events, urban redevelopment, community improvement, property values, health care costs, jobs and investment, and general consumer spending.
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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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