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Learn how strong partnerships developed and continue to expand the 300-mile network of multi-use trails.
Presenters: Amy Dingle, Director, Five Rivers MetroParks, Ohio; Carrie Scarff, Deputy Director, Five Rivers MetroParks, Ohio; Janet Bly, General Manager, Miami Conservancy District, Ohio
Natural disaster, visionary leadership, and community partnerships laid the groundwork to put Dayton, Ohio at the epicenter of a trail renaissance that began over 100 years ago with the 1913 flood. This disaster lead to the protection of thousands of acres of green space that linked the region creating the backbone for a variety of recreation assets including some of the earliest paved off-street trails in the country. Learn how strong partnerships developed and continue to expand the 300-mile network of multi-use trails in this Bicycle Friendly Community and throughout the region, that have hugely popular political, citizen, and corporate support, and are seen as a key quality of life amenity.
Everything you need to know about the positive impact of trails on health, environment, economics, and more.
A 48-mile water trail along the Chattahoochee River in Georgia. The water trail is contained within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (NRA).
In April 2021, the City of Columbia, South Carolina used Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds to improve the Owens Field Pump Track
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.