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Rail-Trails Honoring America’s Veterans
November 09, 2017
In recognition of Veterans Day, we’ve highlighted three rail-trails that offer quiet, reflective places to honor and remember our country’s servicemen and women.
Eldorado Bicycle and Walking Path in Illinois | Photo by Gary Wilhelm
Colorado’s Animas River Trail
November 08, 2017
For walkers and bicyclists along the town’s scenic Animas River Trail, the white-and-gray plumes of steam rising from the old locomotives and the echo of train whistles are common sights and sounds.
Animas River Trail | Photo by Cindy BarksAnimas River Trail | Photo by Cindy Barks
Ohio’s Simon Kenton Trail
October 13, 2017
Western Ohio’s Simon Kenton Trail offers the perfect opportunity for today’s travelers to do their own exploring of the state’s scenic woodlands and rural landscapes on a 35-mile adventure stretching from Springfield to Bellefontaine.
View of Simon Kenton Trail bridge from Buck Creek Trail | Photo by Louis Agresta
A View From … New England in Autumn
October 13, 2017
Fall comes later to the states farther south—Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island—generally arriving in mid-October and lasting to early November.
Missisquoi Valley Rail-Trail in Vermont | Photo by Dennis Coello
Louisiana’s Tammany Trace
August 16, 2017
Spanning 27 miles, the Tammany Trace is a Southern belle nestled in the pristine natural surroundings of New Orleans.
The trail winds through St. Tammany Parish towns and green spaces | Courtesy
Massachusetts’ Cape Cod Rail Trail
July 06, 2017
Nestled in an iconic vacation destination about 75 miles down the coast from Boston, the flavor of the Cape Cod Rail Trail is pure summertime.
Photo courtesy The Shared Experience | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
A View From … The Great Trail in Canada
June 28, 2017
It’s a fitting way for Canada to celebrate its 150th birthday: In 2017, The Great Trail will be fully connected, enabling people to cross the country on a series of greenways, waterways and on-road routes to experience Canada’s rugged wilderness, rural beauty, historical attractions, vibrant cities and charming small towns up close.
Park Linéaire le P’tit Train du Nord | Photo courtesy Jean-Pierre Lavoie | CC BY 2.0
Maryland and Washington, D.C.’s Capital Crescent Trail
June 13, 2017
Forming an emerald arc around western portion of the District of Columbia, the Capital Crescent Trail connects Washington to its Maryland suburbs.
View of Potomac River along Capital Crescent Trail | Photo by Milo Bateman
Nine Great Birding Rail-Trails to Crow About
May 15, 2017
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!
Trails are a great place to spy a variety of beautiful birds, including the bald eagle! | Photo courtesy Boyd Dwyer | CC BY-SA 2.0
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