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posted Jun 27, 2018

Warriors on the Trail

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Walking off the War!

categories: General Interest
tags: veterans

posted Jun 6, 2018

2018 Annual CRT Achievement Awards

The Coalition for Recreational Trails is pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 Tom Petri Annual Achievement Awards in recognition of outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds.

categories: General Interest, Trail Honors & Awards
tags: coalition for recreational trails (crt)

posted Jun 4, 2018

19 new National Recreation Trails added to the National Trail System

by American Trails Staff

19 new National Recreation Trails in 17 states, adding more than 370 miles to the national recreation trails system of more than 1,000 trails in all 50 states.

categories: General Interest

posted May 1, 2018

Breaking Down the Silos, Part One

by Mike Passo with American Trails

I have had two great epiphanies in my life, and both of them were thanks to trails. The first epiphany came as a result of a mountain biking accident I had in June of 1991.

categories: General Interest
tags: editorial

posted Apr 11, 2018

New York to build the Empire State Trail, the largest state multi-use trail in the nation

The 750-mile trail will provide new opportunities for hiking and biking along scenic vistas and through charming, historic communities, driving tourism and economic activity across New York.

categories: General Interest
tags: greenways and open space

posted Apr 2, 2018

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

by Jim Schmid

In this conversational and personal account, journalist Florence Williams travels widely to track down our deep connection to the natural landscape.

categories: General Interest
tags: book review

posted Mar 14, 2018

Slow Down, Walk, and Listen

by Jim Schmid

The author walked over 4,000 miles from his home in Chadds Ford, PA to New Orleans and San Francisco. His goals were to learn something about his own behavior and beliefs, and also to learn about the lives and beliefs of the people he met along the way.

categories: General Interest
tags: book review

posted Feb 28, 2018

2017 NRT Photo Contest Winners

by American Trails Staff

American Trails sponsors the annual Photo Contest for designated National Recreation Trails. In celebration of these great trails we are presenting awards in several categories to highlight the diversity of NRTs, from backcountry trails to urban greenways. Here are our picks from the 275 entries for 2017.

categories: General Interest

posted Feb 5, 2018

IMBA Trail Labs: Training to Spur Trail Development

by Katherine Fuller with International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)

Is your community the next great mountain biking community? What does it mean to embrace bicycles on natural-surface trails and how do community leaders and land managers get started?

categories: General Interest
tags: mountain biking

posted May 1, 2017

Meet Mike Passo, American Trails Executive Director

by Mike Passo with American Trails

Throughout the world, via the International Trails Symposium and our burgeoning international influence, AT has a growing role in trail development, quality assurance, funding, and advocacy.

categories: General Interest

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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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Open Space Institute

New York, New York

We protect land that supports the things we can’t live without — like clean water, climate protection, and healthy communities — and safeguard the places that make life worth living, like parks for recreation and plant a...


1350 Broadway, Ste 201, New York, New York 10018
(212) 290-8200

California Department of Parks and Recreation - Trails and Greenways

Sacramento, California

California Trails & Greenways provides high-quality education and networking opportunities for urban, rural, and backcountry trail professionals. Join leading trail experts for training and discussions on the latest adv...


1416 9th Street, Sacramento, California 94296
(800) 777-0369 • [email protected]

Landmark Learning

Cullowhee, North Carolina

Nestled in the Smoky Mountains alongside Cane Creek, Landmark Learning supports two campuses on 40+ acres of mountainside with optional lodging onsite.


PO Box 1888, Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723
(828) 293-5384 • [email protected]

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