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We're creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.

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Our vision is that 90 percent of Americans will live within three miles of a trail system by 2020.

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Trails stimulate economic growth, spurring small business and improving quality of life.

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For health, for mobility, for community connections…that’s why we use and love trails.

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Trails Transform Places

We believe that trail networks can deliver smart transportation, strong economic growth, healthy people, a flourishing environment and social equity. Our projects of national significance are regional network-building projects—implemented in partnership with local organizations—that have the power to catalyze the development of trail networks nationwide, creating healthier places for healthier people.

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2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn

The 2017 sojourn heads back to bike the legendary Great Allegheny Passage on June 18-23, 2017. Ride with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy on this six-day summer bike excursion to experience Pennsylvania’s famous scenic wilderness, charming towns, beautiful tunnels, iconic sites and can’t-miss destinations like Fallingwater (pictured left). This fully supported rail-trail adventure vacation has great food, hot showers, flexible scheduling, fun evening activities, awesome optional trips—and the added benefit of supporting America’s trails. A few tickets remain so book now!

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White House Budget Sets Troublesome Tone for Trails

The president released his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018. While White House budget proposals are little more than agenda-setting exercises—and many in Congress have said that this one is dead on arrival—the agenda it aims to set would not be good for trails, walking and biking.

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Nine Great Birding Rail-Trails to Crow About

Whether you’re an avian aficionado, ornithologist, fan of fowl or simply a person who enjoys the subtle sight of a feather stretching across the wind, you’ll want to check out these nine great birding trails!

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