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posted Jan 16, 2020

Ten Examples That Show Trail Tourism Works

by American Trails Staff

These ten stories show that trail tourism is invigorating communities throughout America.


published Jun 29, 2020

Sustainable Advantage

by Aaron Wilcher, Fran Doherty

An in-depth exploration of outdoor recreation in rural California.


published Aug 1, 2015

The Economic Impact of Greenways and Multi-Use Trails

A review of literature prepared as part of the Naugatuck River Greenway Economic Impact Study August, 2015


published Jun 8, 2020

Historical Perspective on Racism in the Outdoors and Looking Forward

Putting the continued fight for equity in the outdoors into historical context, and finding ways to move forward.


published Apr 13, 2020

Five Reasons Trail Research Matters

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

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.


published Apr 5, 2014

Use and Nonuse of a Rail Trail Conversion for Physical Activity: Implications for Promoting Trail Use

The purpose was to examine 9 adult activity settings in 25 community parks to determine the most and least frequently used by gender, physical-activity (PA) intensity, and ethnicity.


published Jan 1, 2019

Outdoor Recreation in Oregon: Responding to Demographic and Societal Change

by Oregon State Parks

The plan addresses five important demographic and societal changes facing outdoor recreation providers in the coming years including: 1. An aging population; 2. An increasingly diverse population; 3. Lack of youth engagement in outdoor recreation; 4. An underserved low-income population; and 5. The health benefits of physical activity.


published Sep 1, 2001

Perceptions of How the Presence of Greenway Trails Affects the Value of Proximate Properties

This study indicates that multi-use trails are an amenity that helps sell homes, increases property values and improves the quality of life.


published Apr 1, 2007

Analysis of Trail Systems within the Oil Heritage Region

Trail utilization study.


published Sep 16, 2015

Bicyclists Bring Business Workshop Report

by Parks and Trails New York

A summary of the study from a 2015 workshop.


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posted Feb 20, 2020

Mental Health Benefits of Trails

Beyond the physical health benefits of trails, the mental health benefits of trail access is also invaluable.


posted Feb 20, 2020

Health Benefits of Trails

Does access to trails really lead to healthier communities? According to research the answer is a resounding yes.


posted Feb 20, 2020

Trails Are Transportation

Trails are critical infrastructure and, as such, they should receive the financial and human resource allocations necessary to maintain their critical role.


posted Feb 19, 2020

Trails Make Economic Sense

The benefits of expanding and improving the outdoor recreation economy are clear and compelling.


posted Feb 19, 2020

Trails Are Inclusive

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.


posted Feb 19, 2020

Why Trails?

Where would we be without trails? It is a simple question, but it is worth pondering. The longer you sit with this question, the more you will discover the overwhelming impact that trails have on our lives. Often in very unexpected ways.


Results from the Business Directory


Wild Trails

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Encouraging and promoting healthy and active lifestyles through trail running and other forms of outdoor recreation while advocating for the protection and preservation of natural spaces.


PO Box 2271 | 4715 Michigan Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37409
[email protected]

Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF)

London, United Kingdom, International

The TRF exists to Conserve Green Roads in England and Wales. This is a multi faceted approach and one that our 5,000 members are passionate about.


218 Strand, Floor 3rd, London, United Kingdom, International WC2R 1AT
[email protected]

Park Rx America

Park Rx America is a non-profit organization whose mission is to decrease the burden of chronic disease, increase health and happiness, and foster environmental stewardship, by virtue of prescribing Nature during the rou...



(202) 549-8233 • [email protected]

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