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posted Mar 18, 2020

The Respite of Trails and Outdoor Recreation

by Mike Passo with American Trails

America’s incomparable system of national scenic, historic, and recreational trails is the perfect way to sustain your mental and physical health, while maintaining the social distancing that is required in these challenging times.

categories: health
tags: health, healthcare, safety

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.

categories: health
tags: aging population, diversity, equality and inclusion, health, benefits of trails

posted Jul 23, 2018

The Impact of Aging Populations on Outdoor Recreation

New Report Says Longer Healthy Life Expectancy Multiplies Seniors Competing in Sports and Keeping Fit.

categories: health
tags: health, editorial, walking, aging population

posted Jul 23, 2018

Trails Community: Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada

by American Trails Staff

Summerlin is one of three communities from across the nation selected to serve as fitting models for excellence in trails within a private development.

categories: health
tags: urban trails, economic, health, land and open space, partnerships

posted Mar 13, 2018

Valuing Bicycling’s Economic and Health Impacts in Wisconsin

The results of this study demonstrate that bicycling has the potential to contribute substantially to the health and economic well being of Wisconsin citizens.

categories: health
tags: travel & tourism, bicycle, policy, health

posted Mar 13, 2018

How Land Use and Transportation Systems Impact Public Health: An Annotated Bibliography

This literature review discusses how urban form affects public health, specifically through the ways in which the built environment encourages or discourages physical activity levels.

categories: health
tags: health, land and open space

posted Mar 13, 2018

Why Are Good Trails Important?

The Ontario Trails Strategy is a long-term plan that establishes strategic directions for planning, managing, promoting and using trails in Ontario.

categories: health
tags: health, economic

posted Jan 19, 2018

Trails are Helping Build Healthier Communities

San Bernardino County finds trails are an essential part of healthy communities.

categories: health
tags: healthcare, health

published May 19, 2003

The Benefits that Trails Provide to Communities

This planning effort directs the development of goals and action plans to meet the future needs in advance of their demand.

categories: health
tags: health

posted Jul 1, 2014

Study Cites Health Benefits of Urban River Parkways

by American Trails Staff

Urban river parkways may particularly benefit health in urban environments where access to open spaces is limited and adverse health effects such as obesity and depression are prevalent.

categories: health
tags: urban trails, health, case study

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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.

tags: benefits of trails, health, healthcare

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.

tags: why trails, benefits of trails, health, healthcare, economic

Results from the Business Directory


Aqua Creek Products

Aqua Creek believes in improving the lives of individuals of all abilities by providing access to activities through the use of affordable recreation, fitness, and ability enhancing equipment.


9889 Garrymore Lane, Missoula, Montana 59808
(888) 687-3552 • [email protected]

Willamalane Park and Recreation District

Willamalane Park and Recreation District maintains and operates five recreation facilities and 46 parks and natural areas, totaling more than 1,500 acres. Highlights include 10 waterfront areas, 29 miles of hiking and bi...


250 S 32nd St, Springfield, Oregon 97478

Aquatic Access, Inc.

Aquatic Access Inc. offers a full line of water-powered lifts providing disabled access to in-ground and above-ground pools and spas.


1921 Production Drive, Louisville, Kentucky 40299
(800) 325-5438

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