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posted May 31, 2024

Secretary Haaland Designates Four New National Recreation Trails 

by American Trails Staff

Four new National Recreation Trails in four states add 33.5 miles to the National Recreation Trails System.


posted May 21, 2024

The Freedom Trail®, Massachusetts

The Freedom Trail® is a unique collection of museums, churches, meeting houses, burying grounds, parks, a ship, and historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution and beyond.


posted May 20, 2024

The Outdoor Recreation Economy

by Outdoor Industry Association

Outdoor recreation is among our nation's largest economic sectors, representing the lifeblood of thousands of American communities and providing livelihoods for millions of American workers.


posted May 3, 2024

2024 Trails Capacity Program Awardees Announced

American Trails is excited to award funding to seven more trails projects in our Trails Capacity Program.


posted May 3, 2024

Bayou Teche Paddle Trail, Louisiana

Bayou Teche Paddle Trail is a 135-mile-long paddle trail through four parishes and 13 towns along this historically and culturally significant bayou in Louisiana.


posted May 1, 2024

Pathways Newsletter

Our Pathways eNewsletter is a summary of the professional development opportunities American Trails and others offer.


posted Apr 25, 2024

Sign-On Letter and Congress Outreach: Join the Trails Community in Support of FY25 Federal Funding for Trails!

by American Trails Staff

Your organization's support is needed to secure funding for our nation's trails in the Fiscal Year 2025 Appropriations legislation. Please take the two actions below and sign-on to the letter of support for trails funding and submit these funding requests with your House and Senate office websites. Please share widely with other trail organizations and user groups!


posted Apr 24, 2024

*** LAST CALL! REMINDER! *** 2024 North American Trail Sector Survey Open!

Deadline: April 30. American Trails is partnering with Trans Canada Trail to launch the inaugural North American Trail Sector Survey.


posted Apr 24, 2024

2023 Economic Contribution of Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation in Colorado

by Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition

Colorado offers unique opportunities for motorized recreation throughout much of the state. As such, the sport and industry of motorized recreation has increased in popularity in Colorado, both for residents and non-residents. Abt Global, LLC (Abt) evaluated the economic contribution of motorized recreation throughout Colorado for the 2022–2023 season (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023). This study is an update based on a previously conducted study, completed in December 2016, that estimated the economic contribution for the 2014–2015 season, referred to as the “2016 study” in this report.


posted Apr 24, 2024

Wisconsin ATV - UTV 2023 Economic Impact Report

by Wisconsin ATV/UTV Association, Inc.

In 2023, ATV/UTV riders in Wisconsin were responsible for generating an estimated $4.2 billion in direct economic activity, supporting the creation of 25,845 jobs. This spending was distributed across a wide range of industries including motor vehicle dealers, lodging facilities, restaurants, gas stations, and retail stores. The study provides detailed insights into the scope and size of Wisconsin’s ATV/UTV industry, demonstrating its significant economic footprint.


posted Apr 19, 2024

Blackstone River Bikeway (2017)

The Blackstone River Bikeway is a 48-mile-long route connecting Worcester, Massachusetts with Providence, Rhode Island. The Bikeway generally follows the historic Blackstone River and utilizes an off-road multi-use path and an on-road facility.


posted Apr 17, 2024

Reconnecting to the New Majority

by League of American Bicyclists

Since 2013, the League and the bicycling movement have made progress to identify, define, and engage with the need for equity in bicycling and continued actions are needed.