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A Cultural Shift as America’s Trail Networks Take Hold
December 14, 2023
It has been described as a “tipping point,” “critical mass” and “milestone” achievement. Regardless of what it’s called, there’s no doubt that the proliferation of trail networks around the United States is significant.
Chuck Huckelberry Loop | Photo by Gerry Loew, Pima County Communications
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California’s Sacramento River Rail Trail and Trail
October 05, 2023
The Sacramento River Rail Trail and its sister trail to the south, the Sacramento River Trail, together form a 21-mile major artery to a 200-miles-plus trail system of mostly dirt (but some paved) routes that can take users from Redding, a major urban area, into open areas of wilderness.
Diestelhorst to Downtown ride | Photo courtesy City of Redding
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Pennsylvania and West Virginia’s Panhandle Trail
September 12, 2023
Stretching 29.2 miles through small towns and the countryside of West Virginia and western Pennsylvania, the Panhandle Trail is a key piece in connecting several longer routes, including the Great American Rail-Trail®
The Panhandle Trail passes beneath a trestle on the Montour Trail | Photo by Milo Bateman
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Illinois and Indiana’s Pennsy Greenway
August 08, 2023
The 14.5-mile Pennsy Greenway now connects two counties in two states (Cook County, Illinois, and Lake County, Indiana), as well as the communities of Lansing, Illinois, and Indiana’s Munster and Schererville along the way.
Pennsy Greenway's entrance in Lansing, Illinois | Photo by TrailLink user tommyspan
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A Celebration of Completion for Vermont’s Lamoille Valley Rail Trail
July 17, 2023
After more than two decades of effort and an infusion of cash from the state legislature in 2020, Vermont’s Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (LVRT) is finally complete.
Lamoille Valley Rail Trail in Wolcott, Vermont | Photo courtesy Vermont Agency of Transportation
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Arkansas’ Razorback Regional Greenway
July 05, 2023
Whether he’s going to work or out to eat with his family, Fayetteville resident Matt Mihalevich often hops on his bicycle and rides the Razorback Regional Greenway in Northwest Arkansas to get there.
Arkansas' Razorback Regional Greenway | Photo courtesy Experience Fayetteville
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Nevada’s River Mountains Loop Trail
May 05, 2023
A few miles into the 12-foot-wide trail, towering snowcapped Spring Mountains to the northwest dwarf the Vegas Strip’s cityscape. Since 2012, it’s been a destination for locals and visitors—cyclists, runners, inline skaters and walkers. There’s even a 15-mile parallel equestrian trail.
View of Lake Mead along the River Mountains Loop Trail | Photo by John Holman
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10 Great Destinations Along Missouri’s Future Rock Island Trail
March 16, 2023
Below are some of our favorite destinations along the Rock Island Trail, which is undergoing trail development and is not yet open for use.
This Caboose greets visitors where the Katy Trail and the Rock Island Trail intersect in Windsor. | Photo courtesy Missouri Rock island Trail Inc.
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Of History and Industry: The Legacy of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail
March 14, 2023
“This towpath has made it so much easier for people to feel comfortable riding their bikes to a lot of places,” DevahD said. “You can shop off the towpath. You can eat off the towpath. You can play off the towpath. It can’t get any better than this.”
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath | Photo by Jason Cohn
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Big Bike Country: Experiencing Montana’s Bitterroot and Milwaukee Trails
March 14, 2023
Users of the 51-mile Bitterroot Trail can sometimes forget to look past the road traffic and noise to fully appreciate the surrounding area bursting with history and natural beauty.
Montana's Bitterroot Trail | Photo by Robert Annis