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posted Jan 27, 2020

Economy, Environment and Health Benefit from Trails, Two New Studies Show

by American Trails Staff

Trails contribute more than $8.2 billion to Washington state's economy, according to companion studies released by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office.


posted Jan 16, 2020

Ten Examples That Show Trail Tourism Works

by American Trails Staff

These ten stories show that trail tourism is invigorating communities throughout America.


posted Feb 7, 2020

Economic and Health Benefits of Walking, Hiking, and Bicycling on Recreational Trails in Washington State

Every county in Washington State benefits from walkers, runners, bikers, and backpackers using our beautiful trail systems. Ninety percent of Washington residents participate in non-motorized recreation annually.


posted Dec 12, 2019

ldaho’s Billion Dollar Motorized Recreation Industry

by National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

ldaho’s motorized recreation industry is BIG business


posted Nov 19, 2019

Small Business Owners Along the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) Say Trails are Vital to the Economy

The Continental Divide Trail Coalition surveyed 200 small business owners along the CDT and found that 86% say trails are vital to the economy of their communities.


posted Nov 19, 2019

Small Business Owners Along the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) Say Trails are Vital to the Economy

The Continental Divide Trail Coalition surveyed 200 small business owners along the CDT and found that 86% say trails are vital to the economy of their communities.


posted Nov 11, 2019

“Walk Easy; Hike Strong”: A Veteran’s Journey of Discovery on the Arizona Trail

by Mike Buckley

Warrior Expeditions is a nonprofit group that helps veterans by giving them the opportunity to participate in outdoor expeditions with the intent of improving the transition back into civilian life.


posted Oct 31, 2019

Engaging the Health Community

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Trails are shown to improve health both mentally and physically, yet the healthcare industry and the trails industry rarely work together. There are many reasons for this, such as logistics, bureaucracy, and communication issues. We asked some leading experts how we can begin bridging these gaps.


posted Oct 25, 2019

Florida’s Growing Trail Town Program

by Doug Alderson with Florida Office of Greenways and Trails

To recognize Florida’s trail towns, the Office of Greenways and Trails (OGT) developed the Florida Trail Town program in 2018, inspired by the successful trail town programs of states such as Pennsylvania and Kentucky.


posted Oct 17, 2019

New Report Outlines How Active Transportation Transforms America

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) released a report this week detailing how investing in active transportation positively impacts communities.


posted Jul 24, 2019

Life Adjacent to a Rail Trail

by Craig Della Penna with The Murphys Realtors, Trailside Team

A trail advocate's bed & breakfast offers trail opponents a chance to spend the night next to a trail.


posted Dec 22, 2020

Economic Impacts of Mountain Biking and Bike Trail Events and Festivals in West Virginia

WVU Extension Service Working Paper on how mountain biking and mountain biking facilities can bring an array of benefits to rural communities.