Expanding the Movement

2019 Opening Day for Trails celebration in Brownsville, Texas | Courtesy RTC

As the national voice of the trails movement, RTC seeks to inspire every American with storytelling, resources and trail-user engagement campaigns that demonstrate firsthand how trails can transform our lives and our communities.

W&OD trail cleanup at 2019 Opening Day for Trails celebration | Photo by Anthony Le
W&OD trail cleanup at 2019 Opening Day for Trails celebration | Photo by Anthony Le

On April 13, 2019, America kicked off the spring trail season on RTC’s seventh annual Opening Day for Trails. The special day encourages people across the nation to get outside on the country’s spectacular trails and trails systems—generating enthusiasm and support for trails and the people who make them happen. Approximately 100 events were planned in more than 20 states, including 10 events co-hosted by RTC with local partners.

Pennsylvania and West Virginia's Panhandle Trail | Photo by Milo Bateman
Pennsylvania and West Virginia's Panhandle Trail | Photo by Milo Bateman

Through our Rail-Trail Guidebook Series, we present information on some of the best rail-trails and multiuse pathways in America. Released in the spring of 2019, Rail-Trails: Pennsylvania and Rail-Trails: New Jersey and New York contain photos, information and waypoints for a combined 128 destination-worthy and exceptional trails covering 2,000+ miles in three states.

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110,000+ Quarterly Distribution: Rails to Trails Magazine

Rails to Trails magazine is the nation’s premier publication exploring the country’s remarkable rail-trails, and the latest active transportation news and issues. In 2019, we provided in-depth coverage on the newly launched, 3,700-mile Great American Rail-Trail, as well as for some of the most innovative and unique trail networks, spines and destinations in the United States and abroad.

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