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posted Mar 31, 2021

Earmarks are an Opportunity for Trail Funding

by American Trails Staff

The reemergence of earmarks in the infrastructure and appropriations process in Congress is creating huge opportunity for trail projects that are ready to go.


posted Mar 30, 2021

2020 Annual Report

American Trails is pleased to present our 2020 Annual Report.


posted Mar 24, 2021

HR 1864: RTP Full Funding Act Moves Forward

Welch and Curtis Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Boost Funding for Recreational Trails -- HR 1864


posted Mar 16, 2021

Trail Etiquette - What to Do with Horse Poo

by Lora Goerlich with Equestrian Trails and Facilities Consultant LLC

Lora Goerlich, American Trails contributor and equestrian expert, shares trail etiquette around horse manure.


posted Mar 15, 2021

Trails Community Appropriations Recommendations for FFY 2022

by American Trails Staff

These recommendations have been jointly developed for Hike the Hill regarding FFY 2022 asks and justifications for Federal agency budgets affecting trails and outdoor recreation opportunities.


posted Mar 15, 2021

National Crosscut and Chainsaw Program

The National Crosscut and Chainsaw Program was created to train smart volunteer and professional sawyers across the nation.


posted Feb 26, 2021

The House of Representatives has Passed the Outdoors for All Act!

Public Lands and local parks play a vital role in the physical, social and economic well-being of our communities. The Outdoors for All Act will help underserved communities access parks and public lands, protect areas sacred to Indigenous peoples, ensure clean and safe drinking water, and promote the outdoor recreation economy.


posted Feb 23, 2021

Smart Outdoor Inc. is Bringing Innovative Signs to Trails in New York and Beyond

Westchester County New York and Friends of Westchester County Parks, in collaboration with Westchester County Parks, announce collaboration with Smart Outdoor to enhance 34.6-mile running trail.


posted Feb 16, 2021

Submit Your Project to the Trails Move People Survey

This survey aims to quantify the capacity of the trails community to build, maintain, and develop trails now, and to provide input to GAOA and LWCF funding.


posted Feb 15, 2021

Five Iconic Trails Under 50 Miles

by Amy Camp with Cycle Forward

A trail need not be over 100 miles in length to become a travel destination. Plenty of people desire shorter trail experiences and are willing to design a trip around them just the same.


posted Feb 12, 2021

Promoting Parks and Recreation’s Role in Economic Development

by National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

This study builds on previous NRPA research on the economic importance of local park and recreation agencies by exploring the role that quality park amenities play in 21st century regional economic development.


posted Feb 11, 2021

2020 NRT Photo Contest Winners Announced

by American Trails Staff

The results are in! Here are our picks from the 230 photos submitted for the 2020 photo contest.