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Focus Term: Celebrating 30 Years

10 More Game-Changing Rail-Trails
June 10, 2016
Here are 10 more game-changing rail-trails (in no particular order) that have had an impact, as destinations, recreation magnets, economic drivers or transportation connectors, in the U.S.
Martin Olav Sabo Bridge over Hiawatha Avenue along the Midtown Greenway in Minnesota | Photo courtesy Tony Webster | CC by 2.0
Tennessee’s Shelby Farms Greenline
May 16, 2016
The Home of the Blues is climbing its way up thanks largely to an explosion of demand sparked by the Shelby Farms Greenline, one of the city’s most popular multi-use trails.
Running and biking on the popular Shelby Farms Greenline | Photo courtesy Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
5 Amazing Rail-Trail Destinations for Your Bucket List
April 12, 2016
The Rio Grande Trail is quintessential Colorado, featuring a sparkling river, rustling aspens and scented pines against a backdrop of towering mountains.
View from the Walkway Over the Hudson rail-trail in New York | Photo by Aaron Schmidt
Colorado’s Rio Grande Trail
April 11, 2016
The beloved Rio Grande Trail traverses this rich mix of terrains along a 42-mile route (nearly all paved) winding from the famed ski town of Aspen to Glenwood Springs.
Spectacular mountains along the Rio Grande Trail | Photo courtesy Roaring Fork Transportation Authority
New York’s Hudson Valley Trail Network
March 17, 2016
Rail-trails join the Walkway and spin out into the hillsides in either direction: the Hudson Valley Rail Trail on the west bank and Dutchess Rail Trail
The well-loved Walkway Over the Hudson serves a multitude of users. | Photo by Fred Schaeffer
How May T. Watts Inspired the Illinois Prairie Path and U.S. Rail-Trail Movement
March 14, 2016
May Theilgaard Watts was a writer, illustrator, naturalist, scientist and teacher. Her determination that Americans stay connected to their natural landscape in a time of increasing urbanization was the catalyst that led to the formation of the Illinois Prairie Path,
Illinois Prairie Path | Trail photo courtesy David Wilson | CC by 2.0 | Photo of Watts by Isabel Wasson
30 Years: Birth and Evolution of the American Rail-Trail Movement
March 10, 2016
In 2016, RTC celebrated its 30th anniversary and the birth and evolution of the American Rail-Trail Movement.
Montour Trail in Pennsylvania | Photo courtesy Jim Brown
South Carolina’s Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail
February 14, 2016
At the doorstep to the Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina, the Swamp Rabbit Trail has become so integrated into the culture of its trailside towns
View of Liberty Bridge from the Swamp Rabbit Trail | Photo by Barry Peters
10 Rail-Trails That Helped Build the Movement
February 11, 2016
In honor of RTC’s 30th anniversary, here are 10 game-changers of the rail-trail movement.
The High Line in New York City | Photo by Adrian Cabrero
Oregon’s Banks-Vernonia State Trail
January 19, 2016
A thread of black in an emerald blanket, the Banks-Vernonia State Trail weaves its way between two peaceful towns in the foothills of Northwest Oregon’s Coast Range.
The rural southern end of the rail-trail. | Photo by Kelly R Williams