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2020 Vision: New York’s “Empire State Trail” Is Making Trails a Main Attraction
August 09, 2018
Empire State Trail (EST): Shaped like a giant sideways T intersecting near Albany, the EST will connect three corners of the state: Manhattan, Buffalo and the Canadian border near Lake Champlain.
A jogger on the Hudson River Valley Greenway catches the last rays of the day’s light as the sun sets behind the New Jersey skyline. | Photo by Scott Stark
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Four Friends, Five Days, and 372 Miles: A Journey on the Ohio to Erie Trail
July 30, 2018
This summer, three friends from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) and another pal pedaled the length of the Ohio to Erie Trail, which runs right down the middle of Ohio at a diagonal from the shores of Lake Erie to the mighty Ohio River.
Ohio to Erie Trail adventurers (left to right)- Marty Cader, Eric Oberg, Eli Griffen and Willie Karidis | Photo by Eric Oberg
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A Journey Into History: Five Pathways to Explore the Historic Oregon Trail
July 27, 2018
Made possible thanks to the National Trails System Act, the Historic Oregon Trail joins numerous other trails as a National Historic Trail, a category that was added 10 years after the original act was established in 1968.
Great Platte River Road Archway Monument on Kearney Hike and Bike Trail | Photo by John Scharantz
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Beautiful Inspiration: From Sea to ‘Shining Sea Bikeway’
July 16, 2018
A visit to the Shining Sea Bikeway in Falmouth—the only bikeway on Cape Cod to feature a seaside section—is the perfect way to combine both summer treats, trail and beach, for an unforgettable experience.
The 10.7-mile Shining Sea Bikeway provides a tranquil experience in Cape Cod, one of New England's popular summer destinations. | Photo by Leeann Sinpatanasakul, courtesy Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
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Wyoming’s North Pathway
July 12, 2018
Tucked into Wyoming’s scenic northwestern corner, the North Pathway is what summer vacations are made for. From the charming town of Jackson—the gateway to two national parks—the paved pathway unwinds 20 miles north
North Pathway | Photo by Tim Young
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“It’s a Scorcher Out There!” Quick Tips to Stay Hydrated on the Trail
June 29, 2018
Having ridden trails for more than two decades, my wife and I have picked up a few tricks—and here’s what we do to keep the water colder and more enjoyable for just a little longer.
Bryan and June Bradley, members of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy since 1999 | Photo courtesy Bryan and June Bradley
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Meet the Newest National Recreation Trails (Hint: Six Are Rail-Trails!)
June 01, 2018
Below are the rail-trails now joining the ranks of more than 1,000 National Recreation Trails designated across the country.
Cannon Valley Trail - Photo by TrailLink user caferacer42
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The P2P: World-Class Trail Network to Kick-Start Bike Tourism Boom in West Virginia and Pennsylvania
May 17, 2018
The P2P corridor heads east out of the Ohio River port city of Parkersburg, along the North Bend Rail Trail, through small, rural communities like Cairo, West Union and Salem. Seventy-eight percent of the 150-mile West Virginia section is already complete, with a few key gaps in Wood, Harrison and Marion counties.
Railroad bridge crossing the Mon River seen from the Mon River Trail | Photo by Ella Belling
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Vermont’s Lamoille Valley Rail Trail
May 15, 2018
During the pleasant summer months of northern Vermont, the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail offers an extraordinary experience as it journeys through a verdant river valley tucked among the forested slopes of the Green Mountains.
Lamoille Valley Rail Trail | Photo by TrailLink user bobwhite
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Ohio Senators Steve Wilson and Sean O’Brien on Creating a Statewide Trail System
May 11, 2018
In May 2017, the Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus, a bipartisan group of state-elected officials, committed to an Ohio Statewide Trail System.
Left to Right- Senators Sean O’Brien and Steve Wilson | Photo by Brian Housh