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posted Aug 1, 2018

FAQ: What is the definition of a trail?

by American Trails Staff

What a trail means in legal terms.

categories: General Interest
tags: faq, policy

posted Aug 1, 2018

New York State's Erie Canalway Trail

Bringing new life to communities along a 200-year-old industrial corridor.

categories: General Interest, Featured trails
tags: historic, partnerships, volunteers, canal

posted Jul 25, 2018

FAQ: Inquiry on hiking trails - what it takes to create a trail and everything else about a trail!

by American Trails Staff

Q&A on hiking trail building, design and maintenance.

categories: General Interest
tags: faq, funding, maintenance, management and operation, hiking

posted Jul 24, 2018

Braille trail building and renovation

by American Trails Staff

Braille trails and sensory gardens offer sustainable and accessible ways to safely experience the outdoors and provide opportunities to interact with nature.

categories: General Interest
tags: maintenance, accessibility and accessible trails

posted Jul 23, 2018

An Overview of Nebraska's Cowboy Trail

Cowboy Trail, Nebraska's first office State Recreational Trail.

categories: General Interest, Featured trails
tags: economic, bicycle, travel & tourism, walking

posted Jul 23, 2018

FAQ: Should golf carts be allowed on paved trails in a small community?

by American Trails Staff

Ultimately, this can be an accessibility issue if you want to deal with that.

categories: General Interest
tags: faq, editorial, mobility devices, e-bikes (electric bicycles)

posted Jul 17, 2018

FAQ: What are the BEST hiking trails?

by American Trails Staff

Top 10 hiking trails

categories: General Interest
tags: faq, editorial, volunteers, hiking, long-distance trails, thru-hiking

posted Jul 11, 2018

FAQ: Are service dogs allowed on publicly accessible preserves?

by American Trails Staff

Requirements for visiting parks with a service dog or pet may vary, so be sure to check each park's regulations before you visit.

categories: General Interest
tags: faq, parks, dogs on trails

posted Jul 1, 2018

Longest trails: longest paved trail and longest ice skating trail

by American Trails Staff

Do you know of a longer paved trail anywhere? a longer skating trail? other record trails? Let us know at [email protected]!

categories: General Interest

posted May 30, 2018

Recreation Code of Ethics urged by Blue Ribbon Coalition

This etiquette guideline for trail users is from a motorized perspective.

categories: General Interest
tags: safety, conflict

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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.

tags: nrt ambassador program, national recreation trails (nrt), ambassadors, trail ambassadors

posted Feb 26, 2020

TRAILSNext™

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

tags: trailsnext videos, training

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.

tags: ceus, learning credits

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.

tags: training, advancing trails webinar series, free webinar

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.

tags: international trails symposium (its), 2021

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.


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