Resource Library:

Benefits Of Trails

Subcategories • Active LivingCase StudiesEconomic BenefitsHealth BenefitsSocial BenefitsFAQs

select all



posted Jan 16, 2020

Ten Examples That Show Trail Tourism Works

by American Trails Staff

These ten stories show that trail tourism is invigorating communities throughout America.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Case Studies, Economic Benefits
tags: benefits of trails, economic, case study, travel & tourism, businesses

posted Aug 13, 2019

Evidence of Many Varieties of Economic Benefits Linked to Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

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.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits
tags: travel & tourism

published Aug 1, 2015

An Economic Argument for Water Trails

by River Management Society

This report is a summary of findings from existing studies, which provide examples of the economic impact of water trails in their respective communities. It is meant to provide a helpful resource to communities interested in learning about the economic benefit water trails have provided for cities and towns in the US.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits
tags: water trails

posted Aug 20, 2018

Elevating Outdoor Recreation Together

by Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism at Utah State University

Opportunities for synergy between state offices of outdoor recreation and federal land-management agencies, the outdoor recreation industry, non-governmental organizations, and local outdoor recreation providers

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits
tags: recreation, travel & tourism

posted Jul 13, 2018

National Park Service Active Transportation Guidebook

by National Park Service

This resource aims to support parks, gateway communities, and partners who are interested in pursuing opportunities to enhance walking and bicycling to and within national parks. The Guidebook provides key information, best practice examples, and numerous useful resources to help inspire and guide efforts that would allow visitors to experience their natural, cultural and historical places in new ways - through active transportation.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Active Living
tags: walking, bicycle

posted Jun 29, 2018

Piqua Ohio Placemaking Initiative

by City of Piqua

The aim of this project is to redesign downtown public spaces to celebrate and enhance the spatial relationships between destinations; to create public spaces that offer an inviting public realm that contributes positively to the surrounding built environment and promotes high quality of place and quality of life experiences.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Case Studies, Social Benefits
tags: urban trails, design

posted Mar 16, 2018

Trail Towns: Creating Memorable Destinations for Trail Users

Enhancing communities to benefit more from trail tourism along the Great Allegheny Passage in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits
tags: travel & tourism, bicycle, long-distance trails, thru-hiking

posted Mar 14, 2018

Tourism Benefits Encourage Closing Trail Links in Florida

by Herb Hiller with East Coast Greenway Alliance

East Coast Greenway Alliance helps drive Florida and Georgia trail planning and development.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits
tags: travel & tourism, greenways and open space

posted Feb 14, 2020

Book Review: The Greenway Imperative

by Jim Schmid

Jim Schmid reviews Chuck Flink's newest book "The Greenway Imperative: Connecting Communities and Landscapes for a Sustainable Future"

categories: Benefits of Trails
tags: benefits of trails, book review

posted Jul 24, 2019

Life Adjacent to a Rail Trail

by Craig Della Penna

A trail advocate's bed & breakfast offers trail opponents a chance to spend the night next to a trail.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits
tags: travel & tourism, rails-to-trails

Other Related Pages

  • Trails Move People
  • Mental Health Benefits of Trails
  • Health Benefits of Trails
  • Trails Are Transportation
  • Trails Make Economic Sense
  • Trails Are Inclusive
  • Why Trails?

  • Results from the Business Directory

    The American Canoe Association (ACA)

    Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protec...


    Virginia

    Sierra Institute for Community Environment

    For nearly twenty years Sierra Institute has developed innovative, place-based programs by engaging rural stakeholders through applied research, pilot studies, and collaborative problem solving. Recognizing the direct re...


    4438 Main St, Taylorsville, California 95983

    Lawrence Hopewell Trail

    The LHT’s 22-plus mile trail winding through Hopewell and Lawrence Townships offers safe access to various sections of the towns for kids, families, bicyclists, joggers, hikers and commuters. This family-oriented trail b...

    American Trails Member


    New Jersey

    More...

    Benefits of Trails Related Photos

     

    See more photo results