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A TRAILSNext™ presentation
Rails-to-Trails is embarking on a coast-to-coast trail system!
by Kevin Belanger, Trail Planner, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), Marianne Fowler, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)
|Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is embarking on a mission to connect the United States with a coast-to-coast trail system - the Great American Rail-Trail. We will work with states, counties, and cities to fill in gaps between existing trails to create one continuous trail from Washington, DC to Washington. This presentation will highlight how this project originated and outline how we are identifying and planning to fill the trail gaps, as well as build excitement around the recreation, health, transportation, and economic opportunities the trail will offer! |
Learning Objectives: Attendees will learn how they can get involved in the excitement behind the Great American Rail-Trail, including planning to fill trail gaps if they are involved in a project along the route, lobbying for the trail’s completion, or preparing to use the trail for a great adventure.
Grandma Gatewood Memorial Hiking Trail, Ohio
Named after Ohio native Emma "Grandma" Rowena Caldwell Gatewood. The first woman to solo-hike the Appalachian Trail.
Black History Trail, Washington D.C.
The Washington D.C. Black History NRT was originally created as an Eagle Scout project.
Columbus, Georgia Black Heritage Trail
The Black Heritage Trail is a National Recreation Trail (NRT) that embodies the contributions of African Americans from Columbus.
2022 NRT Photo Contest Winners Announced
The results are in! Here are our picks from the 591 photos submitted for the 2022 photo contest.