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Northeast Region Related Organizations

The links below will connect you to web sites of interest to the regional rail-trails community. Each site will open in a new window.





The Alliance advocates for the completion of the Eastern Trail that will connect Portsmouth, New Hampshire to South Portland, Maine.

The Environmental Fund for Pennsylvania (EFP) works to promote charitable giving for environmental protection, conservation efforts and environmental education. Through workplace giving campaigns, the EFP provides a stable source of income to groups working to preserve and protect Pennsylvania's environment. The Environmental Fund for Pennsylvania… people at work for a healthy environment.

MDOT's Bicycle Touring site



A group of citizens who have adopted an exciting and important mission: To extend the well-loved Minuteman Bikeway/Linear Park west of Boston, from its current ending at Cedar Street in Somerville to the Lechmere Square area.


The Keystone Trails Association (KTA) is an alliance of organizations and individuals who share a common interest in hiking opportunities in Pennsylvania and neighboring states.

Formerly known as Burlington Bikeways, Local Motion promotes cycling, blading and walking and the trails, bikeways, and sidewalks that make such travel safe, easy and fun!




This 104 mile abandoned route, extending east from Boston to Northampton, offers great potential and large challenges



Click here to see how you or your group can acquire grant funding to promote and accomplish your trail project.




This site provides information about rail-trails in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts.



The mission of New Jersey Conservation Foundation is to preserve New Jersey's Land and Natural Resources for the benefit of all.


New York Parks and Conservation Association (NYPCA) is the only organization working statewide to protect New York's parks and help communities create new parks. Founded in 1985, NYPCA has grown from a small group of park advocates to more than 2,600 members from every region of the state. Its mission is to protect and advocate for existing parks and the state's natural and historic resources, and to promote the creation of new kinds of parks such as greenways, rail-trails and heritage corridors.



The Center for Dirt and Gravel Road studies provides research, education and outreach advocating use of environmentally sound principles and strategies where natural systems interact with things manmade. The Center's work on the construction and maintenance of dirt and gravel roads applies to rail-trails as well.

PANA is a state-wide coalition working to connect people, ideas and resources to facilitate the implementation of the Pennsylvania Nutrition and Activity






The Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society (PRPS), founded in 1935, is the principal organization promoting quality recreation and park opportunities for all citizens of the Commonwealth through education, training, technical assistance and other support to local, county, state and federal recreation and park providers.







Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
The Duke Ellington Building
2121 Ward Ct., NW
5th Floor
Washington, DC 20037
+1-202-331-9696