Emerging Trends and Model Communities
Hear a developer’s perspective on establishing a successful private development trails system for transportation and recreation purposes.
It is a goal of American Trails that a quality trails system be accessible within 15 minutes of every American household and workplace. Private developers play a critical role in facilitating access to trails from homes, particularly given that trails are the number one community amenity that prospective homeowners seek (National Association of Homebuilders). This session, which features a recipient of the 2008 American Trails Developer Award, will include a look at trends in trails and private development planning. Hear a developer’s perspective on establishing a successful private development trails system for transportation and recreation purposes.
Before you go on any outdoor adventures you need to ask yourself these questions to confirm if your plans are safe and appropriate.
With summer coming up fast now is the time to make sure you are prepared for the trail. Here are some suggestions from the American Trails staff on gear we love.
Trails are invaluable assets to any community, and when it comes to procuring funding, building coalitions, providing the best trail access, and more, trail research is one of the best tools available for showing that worth.
In this National Recreation Trail highlight from the Sarah Zigler Interpretive Trail in Oregon, find out the history of the Jacksonville Woodlands Association and how they get hundreds of kids out on the trail every year.