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posted Aug 6, 2019

Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Area, West Virginia

by American Trails Staff

Spanning nearly 400 miles across eight counties, this backcountry trail system provides for a variety of trail uses, including all-terrain vehicle use, mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding.

  tags: blm, horses and equestrian trails, historic, mountain biking, ohv, tourism, backcountry

posted Jun 11, 2019

Africatown Connections Blueway: Healing Begins by Reclaiming Our Heritage and Happiness

by Elizabeth Smith-Incer with National Park Service, Joe Womack with Clean, Healthy, Educated, Safe & Sustainable Community, Inc.

Preserving and making available the international historical significance of Africatown.

  tags: partnerships, historic, trailsnext videos

posted Sep 12, 2018

Martin Van Buren Nature Trail, New York

by American Trails Staff

The trail system at the Martin Van Buren Natural Historic Site leads to meadows, a stream, and marshland, and highlights notable trees, shrubs, flowers, and wildlife.

  tags: urban, wildlife, greenway, historic, backcountry, nature trail, snow

posted Aug 2, 2018

FAQ: The difference between a National Historic, Scenic and Recreation Trail

by American Trails Staff

The difference is usually ones of scale, significance, and administration responsibility and how they are designated.

  tags: faq, historic

posted Aug 1, 2018

New York State's Erie Canalway Trail

Bringing new life to communities along a 200-year-old industrial corridor.

  tags: historic, partnerships, volunteers, canal

posted May 16, 2018

The Forest Service and Horses: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

by American Trails Staff

A historical presentation by the USFS at the Southeast Equestrian Trail Conference in 2008.

  tags: historic, horses and equestrian trails

posted Apr 20, 2018

Volunteers promote trails and equine rides for public in NJ

Lusscroft Farm has a network of trails that connects the site with additional trails in High Point State Park and Stokes State Forest. The major purpose of this event has been to reintroduce the concept of equine trail rides to this area of New Jersey.

  tags: horses and equestrian trails, volunteers, environment, historic

posted Apr 11, 2018

Tannehill Tramway National Recreation Trail, McCalla, Alabama

by American Trails Staff

This crushed stone walking trail follows a section of an old mule-drawn tramline from the historic Tannehill Ironworks and nearby brown iron ore beds inside Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park near McCalla, in central Alabama.

  tags: historic, nature trail

posted Apr 11, 2018

Village Pointe Preserve Park Trail System, Daphne, Alabama

by American Trails Staff

Crushed stone, natural surface, and boardwalk trail located in a park on the Eastern Shore Trail. The trails lead to Mobile Bay and a fishing pier with a view of the City of Mobile across the bay.

  tags: historic, nature trail, wildlife

posted Mar 29, 2018

Queen City National Recreation Trail, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

by American Trails Staff

Queen City Park Trail in Tuscaloosa runs between Queen City Ave and Jack Warner Boulevard through scenic woods and past ruins of historic park structures.

  tags: historic, shared use, urban

posted Mar 29, 2018

Eastern Shore National Recreation Trail, Alabama

by American Trails Staff

The Eastern Shore Trail is a dedicated multipurpose trail for pedestrian and non-motorized vehicle use that generally follows the shores of Mobile Bay in South Alabama for 36 miles.

  tags: historic, shared use, greenway, urban

posted Mar 29, 2018

Chief Ladiga National Recreation Trail (Jacksonville Section), Alabama

by American Trails Staff

The Chief Ladiga Trail is Alabama’s first extended rails to trails project.

  tags: historic, backcountry, greenway, nature trail

posted Mar 29, 2018

Chief Ladiga National Recreation Trail (Piedmont Section), Alabama

by American Trails Staff

The Chief Ladiga Trail is Alabama’s first extended rails to trails project.

  tags: historic, greenway, nature trail, urban

posted Mar 27, 2018

Betty's Kitchen Interpretive Trail, Yuma, Arizona

by American Trails Staff

This National Recreation Trail in Betty's Kitchen Wildlife and Interpretive Area invites vistors along the Colorado River at the California border.

  tags: historic, interpretation, nature trail

posted Mar 27, 2018

Cameron Park Trails, Waco, Texas

by American Trails Staff

This 20-mile system of trails s features handcrafted bridges, views of the Brazos and Bosque Rivers from 100-foot cliffs, and cedar groves.

  tags: historic, mountain biking, shared use, parks, backcountry

posted Mar 27, 2018

Catwalk Trail, Gila National Forest, New Mexico

by American Trails Staff

In the 1930s the Civilian Conservation Corps built a hanging walkway trail following the path of an old pipeline.

  tags: historic, backcountry

posted Mar 27, 2018

Chattahoochee Valley Railroad Trail, Valley, Alabama

by American Trails Staff

The trail traces the path of the Chattahoochee Valley Railway, which was constructed by the West Point Manufacturing Company to serve several cotton mills along the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama-Georgia border.

  tags: art on trails, historic, greenway

posted Mar 27, 2018

Clear Creek Trail, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

by American Trails Staff

This 6.5-mile family-friendly urban trail winds through the scenic Wheat Ridge Greenbelt, providing conservation benefits and recreational opportunities including biking, kayaking and bird watching.

  tags: birding, historic, urban, wildlife, greenway

posted Mar 27, 2018

Congaree River Blue Trail, South Carolina

by American Trails Staff

Starting near Columbia, this 50-mile water trail and greenway ranges from urban adventures to the Coastal Plain with its high bluffs and floodplain habitats.

  tags: greenway, habitat, historic, interpretation, water trails

posted Mar 27, 2018

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, North Carolina

by American Trails Staff

The trail features a variety of historic sites, abundant wildlife, and opportunities for biking, fishing, and canoeing.

  tags: birding, habitat, historic, wildlife, canal, greenway

posted Mar 27, 2018

Fort Circle Park National Recreation Trail, Washington, DC

by American Trails Staff

This 7.9-mile rail connects historic forts built to defend the nation's capital during the Civil War.

  tags: historic, parks, greenway

posted Mar 27, 2018

Ghost Town National Recreation Trail, Pennsylvania

by American Trails Staff

A glimpse of the early 1900s as the rail trail passes through several abandoned coal mining towns.

  tags: historic

posted Mar 27, 2018

Historic Champlain Canalway Trail, Town of Halfmoon, New York

by American Trails Staff

The Town of Halfmoon manages a six-mile segment, bordered by farm fields, wetlands and wood lots, of the 58-mile Canalway Trail corridor, which runs along historic towpaths from Waterford to Whitehall.

  tags: historic, shared use, canal, greenway

posted Mar 27, 2018

Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail, Utah

by American Trails Staff

A scenic trail that runs 28 miles through Utah's mountain valleys east of Salt Lake City.

  tags: historic

posted Mar 27, 2018

Mon River-Caperton-Deckers Creek Trails, West Virginia

by American Trails Staff

This 46-mile rail-trail system links urban and rural communities in three counties and acts as a low-impact recreation corridor, alternative transportation route, community green space, outdoor classroom, and natural and cultural heritage park.

  tags: historic, shared use, greenway, snow

posted Mar 27, 2018

Ohio & Erie Canalway - Congressman Ralph Regula Trail, Ohio

by American Trails Staff

The Ohio & Erie Canalway is a national heritage area – a park that includes the Towpath Trail, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway, and Ohio & Erie Canalway Byway.

  tags: historic, shared use, canal, greenway

posted Mar 27, 2018

Perseverance National Recreation Trail, Juneau, Alaska

by American Trails Staff

Alaska's First Road: One of the three most historically significant trails in Alaska.

  tags: birding, historic, wildlife, backcountry

posted Mar 27, 2018

Row River National Recreation Trail, Cottage Grove, Oregon

by American Trails Staff

The Row River Trail runs 15.6 miles along an abandoned rail line from Cottage Grove to Dorena Lake, Culp Creek and the nearby Umpqua National Forest.

  tags: historic, marketing, shared use, horses and equestrian trails, fitness, mountain biking, nature trail, urban

posted Mar 27, 2018

Tent Rocks Trail, New Mexico

by American Trails Staff

Intriguing rock formations on the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

  tags: historic, parks, backcountry, nature trail

posted Mar 27, 2018

The American Tobacco Trail, North Carolina

by American Trails Staff

The American Tobacco Trail is a 22.6-mile long Rails-to-Trails project located in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, running along an abandoned railroad bed originally built for the American Tobacco Company in the 1970s.

  tags: greenway, historic

posted Mar 27, 2018

The Maah Daah Hey Trail, North Dakota

by American Trails Staff

The trail passes through some of the most pristine remote areas of the USDA's National Grasslands.

  tags: historic, parks, backcountry, horses and equestrian trails, mountain biking

posted Mar 27, 2018

Tunstall Riverwalk, Jacksonport State Park, Arkansas

by American Trails Staff

Less than a mile long, this trail affords visitors a relaxing, educational stroll along the White River from Jacksonport State Park's campground to the site of the historic Mary Woods No. 2 steamboat.

  tags: historic, nature trail, parks, wildlife

posted Mar 27, 2018

Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie to Highland, New York

by American Trails Staff

Walkway Over the Hudson opening celebration spanned the weekend of October 2-4, 2009. The noted historic structure also adds to the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s exploration of the valley.

  tags: bridges, historic, greenway, urban

posted Mar 27, 2018

Washburn Discovery Trail, Washburn, North Dakota

by American Trails Staff

This 2.2-mile multi-use trail along the route of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail provides scenic vistas of the Missouri River.

  tags: historic, shared use, nature trail

posted Mar 26, 2018

Blackwater Heritage State Trail, Florida

by American Trails Staff

The westernmost rail trail in Florida, it extends from the historic town of Milton north to US Naval Air Station Whiting Field. The trail passes through pine woods, a cypress/bay swamp, and an area of white-topped pitcher plants. An unpaved equestrian trail parallels a segment of the paved trail.

  tags: birding, habitat, historic, wildlife, water trails

posted Mar 26, 2018

Delphi Historic National Recreation Trail, Indiana

Trails have been integrated into this historic community using canal towpaths, stream corridors, and abandoned railroads.

  tags: historic, tourism, volunteers, canal, greenway

posted Mar 26, 2018

Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Water Trail, Wisconsin

by American Trails Staff

A 250-mile water trail along the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers in Wisconsin, extending from the City of Green Bay to Portage and ending in Prairie du Chien at the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers.

  tags: birding, habitat, historic, wildlife, water trails

posted Mar 26, 2018

Gary L. Haller National Recreation Trail, Kansas

by American Trails Staff

Johnson County, Kansas, manages the 17.5-mile trail which begins in Olathe and continues north through Lenexa and Shawnee. The scenic, multi-use route was one of the first major trail facilities completed in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

  tags: historic, interpretation, shared use, greenway, nature trail, urban

posted Mar 26, 2018

Great Calusa Blueway, Florida

by American Trails Staff

The Great Calusa Blueway paddling trail meanders 190 miles along the back bays and wildlife-laden shores of Lee County on Florida’s Gulf coast near Sanibel and Fort Myers. The route provides non-motorized access to Federal, State, and Local preserves and historic sites in one of the fastest growing areas of the country.

  tags: birding, habitat, historic, wildlife, water trails

posted Mar 26, 2018

Great Western National Recreation Trail, Iowa

by American Trails Staff

A key connection between urban Des Moines and the surrounding rural landscape, this 16.5-mile scenic rail-trail offers trail users the opportunity to journey through Iowa history.

  tags: historic, greenway

posted Mar 26, 2018

Grimes Point Trail, Nevada

by American Trails Staff

Trail through Grimes Point Archaeological Site provides access to petroglyphs near ancient lake.

  tags: historic, interpretation, backcountry, nature trail

posted Mar 26, 2018

Hennepin Canal Parkway, Illinois

by American Trails Staff

The Hennepin Canal National Recreation Trail provides many miles of trail recreation for biking, hiking, snowmobiling, horseback riding, and paddling along a historic canal corridor.

  tags: habitat, historic, partnerships, canal, water trails, parks

posted Mar 26, 2018

Karina Miller Preserve Loop Trail, Gwinnett County, Georgia

by American Trails Staff

Located in Little Mulberry Park in Dacula, this multi-purpose 2.2-mile trail circles a beautiful lake and provides multiple access points to the lake including two fishing pier.

  tags: historic, nature trail, fitness

posted Mar 26, 2018

Kaskaskia River Confluence Trail, Illinois

by American Trails Staff

The US Army Corps of Engineers manages the Kaskaskia River Confluence Trail which provides access to the shoreline at the confluence of the Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers.

  tags: habitat, historic, nature trail

posted Mar 26, 2018

Paint Creek Trail, Oakland County, Michigan

by American Trails Staff

A popular community trail through natural areas in southeast Michigan. Designated as a National Recreation Trail in 2006.

  tags: historic, wildlife, greenway, nature trail

posted Mar 26, 2018

Spyglass Hill Trail, Enid Lake, Mississippi

by American Trails Staff

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Enid Lake manages the 17 mile multi-purpose trail. The trail provides visitors with recreational opportunities including camping, hiking, equestrian riding and a chance to visit historical areas of Enid Lake.

  tags: horses and equestrian trails, historic, wildlife, backcountry

posted Mar 26, 2018

Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail, Florida

by American Trails Staff

Sixteen miles of the rail trail are managed by the Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Greenways & Trails. It runs due south from the main Tallahassee trailhead near Capital Circle (US 319) southeast, to the coastal town of St. Marks.

  tags: greenway, historic

posted Mar 26, 2018

Wacissa River Paddling Trail, Jefferson County, Florida

by American Trails Staff

The Wacissa River is one of the most pristine rivers in Florida with a multitude of springs flowing through a rugged area in Florida's Big Bend region. The Wacissa is a state designated paddling trail and a wonderful place to explore for beginning paddlers or families with children.

  tags: birding, habitat, historic, wildlife

posted Mar 13, 2018

Heritage Rail Trail County Park User Survey and Economic Impact Analysis

This analysis compares the original Users Survey taken in the spring of 1999 with a follow-up study conducted in 2001. The comparison measures any changes in usage behavior.

  tags: historic, parks

posted Feb 19, 2018

A Path to Remember

This session will highlight design development of the Urban Arts Leg of the City of Jackson’s (MI) Riverwalk Trail on the Grand River, complemented by a survey of several recent National Park Service trail projects that integrate public art.

  tags: urban, transportation, historic, art on trails

posted Feb 19, 2018

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

The history of the Columbia River Highway is a tale of visionaries, civic leaders, skilled engineers, and talented artisans.

  tags: urban, transportation, historic

posted Aug 20, 2018

Celebrate the last 50 years of trails with the summer edition of American Trails Magazine

The summer edition of American Trails Magazine is now available, and it’s a celebration of the last fifty years of trails!

  tags: historic

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