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posted Jun 17, 2020

The Lion's Tale National Recreation Trail

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.


published Jun 8, 2020

Historical Perspective on Racism in the Outdoors and Looking Forward

Putting the continued fight for equity in the outdoors into historical context, and finding ways to move forward.


published Jun 5, 2020

Ever Wonder How to Become a JEDI Knight?

It likely comes as little surprise that our trails community does not currently include the full spectrum of people it could. Charles Thomas, executive director of Outward Bound Adventures, is the Obi Wan of JEDI Trail Knights with 40 years of experience bringing more diversity to our trails. At the 2019 International Trails Symposium he spoke about the understanding and motivation to help make trails a transformative place for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.


published May 29, 2020

The 2020 RTP Achievement Awards are Back on!

by American Trails Staff

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.


published May 27, 2020

Action Alert: Please Support RTP By Sending Letters From Your Organizations

by Mike Passo with American Trails

Encouraging that HR 5797, “The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Full Funding Act of 2020” be included in the transportation reauthorization bill currently being drafted


published May 18, 2020

Get the Right Gear for Summer Trails

With summer coming up fast now is the time to make sure you are prepared for the trail. Here are some suggestions from the American Trails staff on gear we love.


published Apr 3, 2020

From Gold Mines to Woodlands Trails

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.


published Mar 18, 2020

The Respite of Trails and Outdoor Recreation

by 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 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"


posted Feb 14, 2020

2019 NRT Photo Contest Winners Announced

by American Trails Staff

The results are in! Here are our picks from the 275 photos submitted for the 2019 photo contest.


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posted Feb 27, 2020

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posted Feb 26, 2020

NRT Ambassador Program

American Trails is seeking motivated volunteer Trail Ambassadors that are willing to visit as many of the National Recreation Trails in their region as possible to gather data and identify issues on these great trails.


posted Feb 26, 2020

TRAILSNext™

TRAILSNext™ Series - High energy, 18-minute presentations on trail innovation.


posted Feb 25, 2020

Trails Move People

Creating a strong, cooperative, and unified voice for a diverse trails community


posted Jul 25, 2019

Earn Learning Credits and CEUs

American Trails offers learning credits for our Advancing Trails Webinar Series, our International Trails Symposium and Training Institute, and other trail-related conferences, workshops, and webinars.


posted Mar 19, 2018

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

​American Trails brings agencies, trailbuilders, advocates, and volunteers the latest in state-of-the-art information on all aspects of trails and greenways. Our webinars focus on very specific trail topics and usually include one to three presenters skilled on the topic.


posted Mar 19, 2018

International Trails Symposium

Every two years American Trails sponsors the International Trails Symposium to bring together trail and greenway advocates, managers, planners, and users, as well as tourism and business interests.


posted Mar 16, 2018

Training Center - Calendar

Trails training, workshops, and conferences on trail building, planning, management, land protection, organization development, leadership, tools, GIS data, parks, bike/ped facilities, nonmotorized transportation, funding, and stewardship.


Results from the Business Directory


Pacific Crest Trail Association

Sacramento, California

Since 1977, the PCTA has protected, maintained, and advocated for the Pacific Crest Trail.


1331 Garden Highway, Suite 230, Sacramento, California 95833
(916) 285-1846

Near Space Labs

New York, New York

Near Space Labs is an aerial imagery and earth observation company. With high-frequency, high-resolution, low-cost stratospheric balloon imagery, we support citizens, businesses and municipalities for improved mobility,...


575 5th Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, New York 10017
[email protected]

Vermont Wilderness School

Brattleboro, Vermont

Vermont Wilderness School is a community non-profit organization that offers powerful nature-based mentoring programs for children and adults.


PO Box 2585 | Croker Hall, 60 Austine Drive, Brattleboro, Vermont 05303
(802) 257-8570 • [email protected]

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