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Accessible Trail Adventures for People of All Abilities
May 15, 2017
Sometimes, it can be hard to imagine how to plan a successful adventure for your family with special needs. But when the trips are successful, the exercise and shared enjoyment that trails offer can be incredibly powerful and restorative!
Biking with Margot on the Schuylkill River Trail in Pennsylvania | Photo courtesy Dr. Peter Doehring
California’s Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail
May 12, 2017
The Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail: 18 miles of smooth, paved trail ringside to California’s stunning Monterey Bay
Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail | Photo by Elizabeth Bean Photography
New Fleet of Bikes IGNITES Trail-Inspired Youth in Camden, New Jersey
May 04, 2017
On April 27 at Holy Name School in Camden, New Jersey, eight fifth- through eighth-graders enthusiastically greeted their new Fuji hybrid bikes as part of the Rutger-Camden IGNITE afterschool cycling program.
Rutgers-Camden IGNITE student participants on their 2017 inaugural new bike ride on the Camden GreenWay | Photo by Anya Saretzky: RTC
10 Great Rail-Trails for Dog Walking
April 10, 2017
Want to enjoy a great rail-trail, but don’t want to leave your furry friend behind? Here you’ll find a list of tail-friendly trails across the country.
Photo by Laura Pedrick, AP Images Photo by Laura Pedrick, AP Images
10 Bucket-List Biking Trails
March 28, 2017
While every trail offers its own unique experience, there are some that are so extraordinary that they truly rise to the top.
High Trestle Trail | Photo by Milo Bateman
Indiana’s Nickel Plate Trail
March 14, 2017
In the spring, when the corn shoots up from the ground and the trees are full of life again, the Nickel Plate Trail really becomes a thing of beauty.
Photo by Robert Annis
10 Trails Named After Influential Women
March 08, 2017
For Women’s History Month, we honor this visionary woman and others who have made extraordinary impacts in their own communities and for the nation. In some cases, their legacy lives on in the names of trails that are used and loved by communities.
Sacagawea statue | Photo courtesy Charles Dawley | CC by 2.0
How to Prepare for Your First Long-Distance Trail Ride
February 14, 2017
We thought it was a great time to present five simple tips for long-distance trail rides, specifically for first time riders.
Cedar Lake Trail in Minneapolis, Minnesota | Photo by Tony Hull, Toole Design Group
Texas’ Brays Bayou Greenway Trail
February 03, 2017
The Brays Bayou Greenway Trail, which spans more than 30 miles, connecting several parks and running just a couple blocks north of NRG Stadium, where this year’s Super Bowl is taking place.
View of the Brays Bayou Greenway Trail in Hermann Park. | Courtesy Bob Bohmer Photography
Connecticut’s Hop River State Park Trail
January 19, 2017
It’s hard to pick a favorite season to experience the Hop River State Park Trail, set amidst the dense forests of Eastern Connecticut. Sections of the 20-mile rail-trail dive through steep rock cuts that seep moisture.
In Windham, the Hop River Trail meets the Air Line Trail on this bridge over the Willimantic River. | Courtesy Connecticut DOT-DEEP