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posted 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.

categories: General Interest, Special Interest
tags: health, healthcare, safety

posted Mar 10, 2020

Unifying the Trails Community

by American Trails Staff

By recognizing the common goals that all trail user types share, and fighting for those goals together, it is possible to create a real and positive impact on the trails world.

categories: General Interest, American Trails Updates
tags: trails move people (tmp), editorial

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: General Interest, Books and Publications
tags: benefits of trails, book review

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.

categories: General Interest, Featured trails, Trail Honors & Awards
tags: national recreation trails (nrt)

posted Jan 29, 2020

Washington, Missouri: A Little, Big Trail Town Along the Missouri River

by Josh Adams

Contributor Josh Adams interviews Wayne Dunker, the parks and recreation director of Washington, Missouri.

categories: General Interest

posted Dec 13, 2019

FAQ: How to designate your trail as a National Recreational Trail.

The NRT program works to preserve and celebrate our nation's pathways. Here's an overview of how to apply for NRT designation.

categories: General Interest
tags: national recreation trails (nrt), apply to the nrt program

posted Dec 9, 2019

National Recreation Trail (NRT) Signs are Making a Splash

Over the last few months we have distributed hundreds of NRT signs to trails all over America.

categories: General Interest
tags: national recreation trails (nrt), signs

posted Dec 6, 2019

National Conservation Training Center

by American Trails Staff

The National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) offers a unique and diverse range of conservation training courses, designed by and for the conservation professional.

categories: General Interest, Training and Education

posted Dec 4, 2019

Recreational Trails Program Highlight: Connecting and Completing the Catamount Trail

The project to complete the Catamount Trail, located in Oregon's Silver Falls State Park, was awarded $145,925.00 in Recreational Trails Funds in the year 2016.

categories: General Interest, Featured trails

posted Nov 27, 2019

Five National Recreation Trails to Visit this Thanksgiving

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Check out these five National Recreation Trails that are perfect for celebrating Thanksgiving!

categories: General Interest
tags: national recreation trails (nrt)

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posted Feb 27, 2020

For Trails Professionals



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.


Results from the Business Directory


University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability

The School for Environment and Sustainability's overarching objective is to contribute to the protection of the Earth's resources and the achievement of a sustainable society.


440 Church St, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
(734) 764-2550 • [email protected]

Sun Ports - DynaPlay LLC

The cost-effective and aesthetically appealing fabric shade structures from Sun Ports are used to shade parks, playgrounds, schools, daycare centers, and pools.


Metairie, Louisiana

National Park Service- Washington Ofiice

Federal government agency.

American Trails Member


1849 C St NW, Washington 20240

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