The results are in! Here are our picks from the 136 photos submitted for the 2018 photo contest.
Since we began the NRT Photo Contest in 2003, we've seen a great variety of trails captured by photographers around the nation. We sponsor the annual Photo Contest in celebration of these great trails and to highlight the diversity of NRTs, from backcountry trails to urban greenways.
2018 is no exception. We received 136 new images of National Recreation Trails and the winners range from an urban trail in Puerto Rico to an off-road trail in Montana. Water trails are represented, as are snowmobile trails, backcountry hiking and equestrian trails, and three well-traveled commuter trails in Colorado, California and Texas. As always, the photos show the love we have for these NRTs and how they improve our quality of life.
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.
The Coalition for Recreational Trails will host the 2020 achievement awards to recognize outstanding trail projects funded by the national Recreational Trails Program (RTP) virtually this year and will invite winners to in-person celebrations next year.
In this National Recreation Trail highlight from the Sarah Zigler Interpretive 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.
The results are in! Here are our picks from the 275 photos submitted for the 2019 photo contest.