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published Nov 2020

2020 American Trails Costume Contest Results!

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Every year we ask you to get outside in your costume and send us photos! This year we had some fantastic entries from several different trail user types.


published Aug 2018

Art Along Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

A photo gallery of murals, sculptures, decorative paving, and memorials.


published Nov 2020

Art Along Trails & Greenways

A presentation by Owen Worozbyt, Trail and Environmental Program Officer of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.


published May 2021

Art Ports Allow More Options for Public Art

by American Trails Staff

This new products proposes infrastructural necessities of public art be decoupled from the work, and instead be a part of the Active Transportation landscape. This manifests in flexible, reusable, foundational footings designed with temporary and permanent public art opportunities in mind.


published May 2012

B-Line Trail, Bloomington, Indiana

The B-Line Trail, created from a former railway corridor, extends a total of 3.1 miles from the east side of Adams Street through downtown Bloomington and the former railroad switch yard to the north side of Country Club Drive.


published Jun 2003

Big Dry Creek Trail, Westminster, Colorado

This National Recreation Trail is a major link in the Denver Metro system of trails and greenways.


published Aug 2020

Hank Aaron State Trail Art Concept Plan

The Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail commissioned this Art Concept Plan to lay the groundwork for the placement of public art along the Trail. This Plan identifies sites in which art could most effectively be placed, establishes principles for its placement, and explores how art can go beyond familiar conventions to reinforce the identity of the Trail and its surroundings.


published Jun 2006

House Creek Greenway, Raleigh, North Carolina

Large-scale sculptures are featured along this urban trail and bikeway which also includes the Reedy Creek Bridge, the longest pedestrian bridge in North Carolina.


published Apr 2010

Legacy Trail Public Art Master Plan

by Todd W. Bressi

The Legacy Trail crosses an extraordinary landscape and represents an important cultural moment in Lexington’s history. This plan for public art along the trail culminates several years of discussion about how the trail will be built and how it will transform the community. This plan provides a blueprint for celebrating the opening of the trail with artworks by artists from throughout the region, and for allowing art to find a unique place in the life of the trail as time goes on.


published Jun 2018

Santa Cruz Rail Trail Arts Master Plan

The Santa Cruz Rail Trail Arts Master Plan is a comprehensive document that illustrates the vision for public art along the future 3.7 mile rail with trail corridor that runs through the City of Santa Cruz, next to the existing railroad line.


published Jan 2015

Santa Rosa Public Art Master Plan

The Plan describes what the Public Art Program’s priorities should be. The Public Art Program will catalyze new projects, provide guidance to projects undertaken by developers and others, and continue community outreach and education around public art.


published Sep 2021

September 11th National Memorial Trail to Offer Interactive Map

The September 11th National Memorial Trail is a 1,300-mile system of trails and roadways that link the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City, the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.