Turning Homes into Trailheads

Making the Connection Between Public and Private Trails

Join this session to learn how to build a public/private trail network that turns homes into trailheads.

Speakers: Tim Adams, Executive Director, Teton Valley Trails And Pathways; Carol Potter, Executive Director, Mountain Trails Foundation

From the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal, popular media increasingly tell the story of homeowners’ desires to have trails accessible from their doorstep. To meet this growing desire, it is critical for trail planners to work closely with private developers. In fact, the very success of many community trail networks is reliant upon the integration of public trails with private development pathways. This presentation will offer two perspectives on how trail advocates, local governments and developers are working together to achieve success. Join this session to learn how to build a public/private trail network that turns homes into trailheads.

More Articles in this Category

Get the Right Gear for Summer Trails

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.

Hawaiian Island Trail Bridge Re-Opens Trail to Remote Community

The 3-mile long Kalaupapa Trail is the only access point in and out of the remote community of Kalaupapa on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. When a land-slide took out an old aluminum bridge, cutting off this access point, park officials looked to an FRP bridge for its light weight, corrosion resistance, and design flexibility.

Action Alert: National Survey of Shovel-ready Trail Projects

Help the trails community demonstrate its ability to put America back to work and deliver the benefits of trails to all communities.

Submit Your Trail Infrastructure Projects for CARES Act Funding

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020, provides the Economic Development Administration (EDA) with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to strengthen communities.