Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted Mar 22, 2019
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Spring is in the air, and it is the perfect time to explore nature and view wildlife on our nation’s National Recreation Trails. Wildflowers are starting to bloom, birds are out in abundance, the weather is getting warmer, and these NRTs are some of the best trails out there to experience it all.
posted Sep 12, 2018
Efforts to link “trail-to-town” have played a part in remaking communities. This webinar will include a case study of the first known “trail town” initiative - the Trail Town Program® along the Great Allegheny Passage.
posted Mar 16, 2018
Enhancing communities to benefit more from trail tourism along the Great Allegheny Passage in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
posted Mar 14, 2018
Terry Eastin with Mississippi River Trail, Inc.
An analysis of studies and research on the economic benefits of trails: tourism, events, healthcare savings, and community development.
posted Mar 13, 2018
The Katy Trail is a 185-mile rails-to-trails conversion of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas-Railroad (nick-named the KATY). The Missouri Department of Natural Resources was able to acquire the right-of-way after Congress passed the National Trails System Act allowing railroad corridors to be banked for future transportation use and used on an interim basis for recreational trails.
posted Jan 29, 2018
The Jeju Olle Foundation has demonstrated outstanding efforts to bring dialogue about long distance trails to an international level.
posted Jan 27, 2018
This webinar is based on Bob and Martha Manning's books, Walking Distance: Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People and Walks of a Lifetime: Extraordinary Hikes from Around the World.
posted Jan 19, 2018
A Prospective Study of Physical Activity and Cognitive Decline in Elderly Women: Women Who Walk
posted Jan 16, 2018
Jamie Wetsch has significantly improved trail recreation opportunities in North Dakota.
posted Jan 10, 2018
In celebration of Missouri being named the “Best Trails State” by American Trails, Gov. Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon launched the 100 Missouri Miles Challenge in June 2013.
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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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