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Celebrate Trails Day Inspires Trail Users to Be Active
May 04, 2022
Many great stories came to us from Celebrate Trails Day participants about the special moments they had on the trail.
Celebrate Trails Day event in Columbus, Ohio | Photo by Jeffrey A. Tilford
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10 Haunted Tales from America’s Trails
October 17, 2019
Here are 10 spooky tales RTC could find on America’s diverse collection of rail-trails and multiuse pathways.
Ghost of Silver Run | Illustration by Anthony Le
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Pennsylvania’s Mahoning Shadow Trail
February 12, 2019
Learn how the legendary groundhog Punxsutawney Phil helped create the Pennsylvania's Mahoning Shadow Trail in RTC's trail of the month feature.
Photo by Jeff London
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Prescribe-a-Trail: Walking to Happier and Healthier Lifestyles in Greater Philly
November 17, 2018
Prescribe-a-Trail (PAT) is a program in which Philadelphia-area hospitals and health-care organizations lead outings on local trails along the Circuit Trails network.
Prescribe-a-Trail walkers at Valley Forge National Historical Park | Photo by Roy Perry
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Protecting Trails in 2018: Five Ways We Mobilized in Communities This Year
November 15, 2018
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) and the national trail community put itself on the front lines to protect and defend trails in 2018. Here are five ways we mobilized in communities this year.
Baltimore, Maryland | Photo by Side A Photography
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Trail Caucus Kicks Off to Connect Wisconsin as New Projects Build Momentum
October 10, 2018
An active and enthusiastic crowd of public officials, trail advocates, business owners and avid cyclists in Wisconsin gathered at the Wisconsin Bike Fed offices and Velobahn Coffee & Cycle to kick off the state’s newly formed Legislative Trails Caucus.
Dave Schlabowske, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Bike Fed, discusses the value of building a Trails Caucus | Photo by Brian Housh, courtesy RTC
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1,400-Mile LandLine Plan Is Building Active Transportation Momentum in Boston
August 29, 2018
The LandLine Vision Plan—a newly proposed plan by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) that aims to complete a 1,400-mile connected network of regional trails.
Weekly summer Landline ride at the newly rebuilt trail and boardwalk around the Needham Reservoir in Massachusetts | Photo by David Loutzenheiser
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West Virginia and Pennsylvania’s Parkersburg to Pittsburgh Corridor
April 16, 2018
The P2P: It’s a small acronym that holds a world of promise. Extending from Parkersburg to Pittsburgh (P2P), the developing 238.5-mile route connecting northern West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania by trail.
Morgantown's Caperton Trail, part of the Mon River Trail System | Photo by James Riel
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Indiana’s Erie Lackawanna Trail
March 16, 2018
Northwest Indiana’s Erie Lackawanna Trail offers an experience of beautiful contrasts. The region boasts sandy dunes, a glimmering Great Lake and windswept prairies.
Erie Lackawanna Trail | Photo by Eric Allix Rogers
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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 LouisianaNorthshore.com