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published Feb 2015

Three Rivers Heritage Trail 2014 User Survey and Economic Impact Analysis

by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

The 24-mile Three Rivers Heritage Trail extends along the banks of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers in one of America's most storied cities, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Trail Detective

How to market a new trail.


published Sep 2000

Trail Effects on Neighborhoods: Home Value, Safety, Quality of Life

​Are trails safe? How do they affect property values of adjacent residents?


published Mar 2018

Trails Add Value to New Homes

by Randy Martin with Trailscape

In total, 6.1 million American livelihoods directly depend on outdoor recreation, making it a critical economic sector in the United States.


Nov 17, 2016

Trails and Greenways: What’s Next?

This webinar covers the latest trends in the planning, promotion, and conservation of trail and greenway corridors.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Trails and The Pilgrimage Culture

by Robert (Bob) Searns with Robert Searns and Associates, Inc., Brad Towle with Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau, Masato Takemoto with Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau, Galeo Saintz with World Trails Network

Sharing world pilgrimage culture.


May 19, 2016

Trails and Towns Together

Efforts to link “trail-to-town” have played a part in remaking communities. This webinar will include a case study of the first known “trail town” initiative - the Trail Town Program® along the Great Allegheny Passage.


Sep 9, 2021

Trails are Common Ground

This webinar will dive into the goals and future of this new national initiative, invite broad participation, and identify how you and your organizations/agencies can build the momentum.


Mar 24, 2016

Trails for Heroes

This webinar explores how trails are helping injured service members recover from both the physical and unseen wounds of war.


Jul 21, 2022

Trails for Us: How Trails Benefit Local Communities

Learn how trails benefit local communities and how you can make the case for yours.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Understanding (and Overcoming) Opposition to Rail Trails

Learn the historical and contemporary sources of grassroots opposition to rail trails and several principles for accommodating critics.


Aug 19, 2021

Understanding National Water Trails: From Application to Designation

This webinar will dive in deeper on the process for trails to become designated National Water Trails, which are a subset of the National Recreation Trails.