posted Nov 9, 2021
Everything you need to know about planning, building, and maintaining accessible trails.
posted Jul 27, 2020
The Legacy Trail crosses an extraordinary landscape and represents an important cultural moment in Lexington’s history. This plan for public art along the trail culminates several years of discussion about how the trail will be built and how it will transform the community. This plan provides a blueprint for celebrating the opening of the trail with artworks by artists from throughout the region, and for allowing art to find a unique place in the life of the trail as time goes on.
posted Jul 22, 2020
In June of 2009 the Equestrian Land Conservation Resource examined three models—New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New Mexico—for equine-based use and enjoyment of state game lands (commonly known as Wildlife Management Areas or WMAs) and formulated general recommendations for horsemen in other states seeking access to the same.
posted Jul 22, 2020
The future ability of people to enjoy and keep horses in open spaces will hinge largely on the efforts of today's equestrian users. What is the alternative? Loss of trails for equestrians. Now is the time to get organized!
posted Jul 21, 2020
The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the impact of the Corps experience on participants in terms of targeted outcomes (e.g., civic engagement, leadership, etc.), their intentions to pursue additional education, and their confidence to obtain employment. Statistically significant increases were observed across all outcome measures in contrast to the general population comparison group.
posted Jul 10, 2020
The National Trails System is the network of scenic, historic, and recreation trails created by the Act in 1968.
posted Jul 8, 2020
by Mike Passo with American Trails
Before you go on any outdoor adventures you need to ask yourself these questions to confirm if your plans are safe and appropriate.
posted Jun 15, 2020
Best Management Practice Goal: The water trail actively engages local communities and trail users, who provide support and advocacy for the maintenance and stewardship of the water trail.
posted Jun 8, 2020
Putting the continued fight for equity in the outdoors into historical context, and finding ways to move forward.
posted Jun 5, 2020
It likely comes as little surprise that our trails community does not currently include the full spectrum of people it could. Charles Thomas, executive director of Outward Bound Adventures, is the Obi Wan of JEDI Trail Knights with 40 years of experience bringing more diversity to our trails. At the 2019 International Trails Symposium he spoke about the understanding and motivation to help make trails a transformative place for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
posted May 20, 2020
by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Recently American Trails conducted a survey of the trails community to find out how this pandemic has impacted trail projects, funding, volunteer work, and more. We also talked to trail users and medical professionals to get their perspective on what they would like to see from the outdoor recreation industry in response to COVID-19.
posted Feb 19, 2020
Trails, by their very nature, promote social, racial, gender, and economic equity. They are almost always free to use, are available 24/7/365, and provide transportation alternatives no matter what mode of travel you use.