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posted Feb 19, 2018

Texas Two Step or Zydeco Jig

by Dan Jatres with New Orleans Regional Planning Commission, Brandon Ross with City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department

This session will focus on addressing the challenges of coordinating with multiple agencies for shared use of space in floodplains.


posted Jan 19, 2018

The (Almost) Perfect Trails Community

by Robert (Bob) Searns with Robert Searns and Associates, Inc.

In new communities the private sector and market forces have helped preserve natural resources while offering outstanding recreational trails.


posted Aug 19, 2020

The 2009 Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan

by USDA Forest Service

In order to achieve the objective of establishing a continuous trail of the magnitude and quality of the CDNST, it is necessary to establish a formal process for integrating the CDNST requirements into the long-range land and resource management programs of the various Federal and State agencies. Such a process should be both faithful to the intentions and requirements of the National Trails System Act and compatible with the regulations and procedures under which the agencies must work.


posted Nov 15, 2018

The 2017 International Trails Symposium Created Lasting Momentum in Ohio

by Kristen Wicker with Five Rivers MetroParks

When advocates gather, trail magic happens.


posted Aug 31, 2020

The 2020 National Recreation Trails Photo Contest is Open!

Every year we ask you to submit photos from your favorite NRTs to highlight these incredible and diverse trails. We are accepting nominations for 2020 until December 15th!


posted 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.


posted Jul 29, 2020

The Adirondack Rail Trail Lake Placid to Old Forge

by Rails to Trails Conservancy

The purpose of this study is to present options for the development of a recreational and economic resource for the Adirondack region between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake.


posted May 10, 2022

The Alabama Scenic River Trail Adds National Recreation Trail (NRT) Signs

The free NRT sign program offered by American Trails has added dozens of signs along the trail.


posted Mar 27, 2018

The American Tobacco Trail, North Carolina

The American Tobacco Trail is a 22.6-mile long Rails-to-Trails project located in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, running along an abandoned railroad bed originally built for the American Tobacco Company in the 1970s.


posted May 3, 2018

The Art of Building Crushed Stone Trails

by Tony Boone with Timberline TrailCraft

Crushed stone trails provide a user-friendly, all-season surface for all types and ages of visitors, including strollers, wheelchairs, and road bikes.


posted Jan 20, 2020

The Association of Natural Elements With Physical Activity Intensity During Trail Use by Older Adults

When promoting trail-use among older adults, natural elements should be considered.


posted Mar 8, 2023

The Beautiful is the Fitting

by Camelot Tools LLC

An insightful story about Tony Cacela, former NAVY SEAL, founder of Camelot Tools LLC, and creator of the versatile SITEMASTER tool.