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posted Jan 14, 2022

Choosing the Right Tools for Building Trails

by Tools for Trails

Tools for Trails discusses the importance of the right tools for every job.


posted Jan 14, 2022

Goats Graze Along the Frisco Highline Trail

The Frisco Highline Trail, a National Recreation Trail, is using a team of goats to tame vegetation around the trail.


posted Jan 14, 2022

iZone Imaging Brings Bugtopia to Life Through Signage

iZone Imaging’s High Pressure Laminate brings to life the interpretive signage throughout the Brawn Family Foundation Bugtopia Playground at the Calgary Zoo. The signs are eco-friendly and can withstand the high traffic interactive area over time. (Sponsored Content)


posted Dec 8, 2021

State Day Hikes Series from Waterford Press and American Trails Hits Bookstands May 2022

Created based on the idea that hiking is an activity that can—and should—be fun and accessible to all, these guides provide 20 family-friendly and wheelchair accessible hikes per state.


posted Nov 23, 2021

2021 Tom Petri Annual Achievement Award Winners

Watch the Virtual 2021 Tom Petri Annual Achievement Awards!


posted Nov 11, 2021

2021 Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoor Lovers

by American Trails Staff

Looking for the perfect gift for an outdoor enthusiast (including yourself)? Check out our guide for amazing gifts in every price range and for every kind of trail lover.


posted Nov 10, 2021

Wintergreen Gorge Trail Project

The Wintergreen Gorge Trail in Erie, Pennsylvania used Recreational Trails Program funds for improvements including accessible parking, improved signage, and improved trail infrastructure.


posted Nov 4, 2021

The Milwaukee Method of Creative Placemaking

The Milwaukee Method focuses on culturally-sensitive neighborhood development based on the interests of independent and institutional stakeholders. The method acknowledges that cultural workers such as artists, makers, and creative entrepreneurs are critical to influencing neighborhood development.


posted Oct 27, 2021

The Trail Fund Announces a $50,000 Collaboration with the Ford Motor Company

The Ford Motor Company will make a donation to American Trails via the Bronco Wild Fund to support on-the-ground trail projects across America.


posted Oct 25, 2021

Economic Impact of Parks

by National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

An Examination of the Economic Impacts of Operations and Capital Spending by Local Park and Recreation Agencies on the U.S. Economy


posted Oct 13, 2021

Ohio's Storybook Trails Offer a Literary Trail Experience

These unique trails, partially funded by Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grants, promote the importance of literacy, a healthy lifestyle, and connecting with nature.


posted Oct 11, 2021

Trail User Survey Library

These Trail User Survey examples show how trails across the country are listening to their trail users to gather data for funding, maintenance, events, and more.