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Five Leaf-Peeping Destinations Along the Great American Rail-Tail
October 26, 2022
While the warmth of the long summer days may be behind us, the beauty of the outdoors is not. More than half the trees across North America will morph into bright orange, yellow and deep red as fall comes into full swing.
Washington's Olympic Discovery Trail | Photo by TrailLink user stevelee73
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#TrailMoments with Albert Ting (@pootie_ting)
October 06, 2022
For me, the positive impact that going car-free has on air quality, reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions and decreasing traffic congestion far outweighs the benefits of owning a car.
Photo courtesy Albert Ting
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Trail Moments | A Journey Along the Anacostia River Trail
September 29, 2022
As a longtime resident of Hyattsville, Maryland, I watched as the Anacostia River Trail (ART) was expanded and finally completed. It meanders along the Anacostia River from Bladensburg, Maryland, to D.C.’s Wharf area, about 12 miles one way. This is my favorite local trail—and it’s only 2 miles from my house!
Washington, D.C.'s Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge | Photo by James Heilig
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Best Of: Great American Rail-Trail Adventures With the Traverses
September 12, 2022
In June 2021, my husband, Pat, and I began our trek on the Great American Rail-Trail® in Seattle, Washington, at the western end of the 3,700-mile developing route.
Shevonne and Pat Travers | Photo courtesy Shevonne and Pat Travers
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Take an American Adventure on 10 Presidential Pathways
February 21, 2022
Just in time for Presidents’ Day, here are 10 multiuse trails that share ties with some notable U.S. heads of state.
Virginia's Mount Vernon Trail | Photo by TrailLink user ringogarcia1972 Virginia's Mount Vernon Trail | Photo by TrailLink user ringogarcia1972
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Top 10 Trails in Washington, DC
December 02, 2021
D.C. has a lot treasures to discover—not least of which are its rail-trails and multiuse pathways, which provide linkages, large and small, to many of the communities.
Washington, D.C.'s Metropolitan Branch Trail | Photo by India Kea
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Eight Creepy Cool Trailside Attractions
October 27, 2021
RTC presents this list of some of our favorite creepy trailside attractions for some much-needed levity (no pun intended?) and fun!
Photo by Hunter Franklin, courtesy Facebook.com:dollsheadtrail
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Washington, D.C., and Maryland’s Anacostia River Trail
August 13, 2020
The Anacostia River Trail, a 20-mile route along the city’s eastern waterway that offers an extraordinary tapestry of experiences on its journey to Bladensburg, Maryland.
Anacostia River views from the trail | Photo by Joe Flood
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Eight Urban Experiences Along the Great American Rail-Trail
August 10, 2020
Here is a sampling of some of the unique urban experiences along the Great American Rail-Trail, a cross country trail.
Pennsylvania's Three Rivers Heritage Trail | Photo courtesy Healthy Ride, Pittsburgh Bike Share
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The Great American Rail-Trail Experience: Connections to Our National Scenic and Historic Trails
November 12, 2019
The Great American Rail-Trail’s own unique journey through 12 states and the District of Columbia, combined with its ties to both National Scenic Trails and National Historic Trails, offers an enriching and meaningful lens through which to see the country.
Milwaukee Road Rail-Trail in Thompson Park | Photo by TrailLink user jdodge_tl
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