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Focus Term: Encouraging Trail Use

Elements of Gold: Michigan’s Pere Marquette Rail-Trail Is a Special Place for All Seasons
April 08, 2024
The Pere Marquette Rail-Trail is like a gold standard for the quality of the trail and the upkeep and something people can enjoy all the time.
The Tridge along the 30-mile Pere Marquette Rail Trail in Michigan | Photo by Cory Matteson
Rail-Trail Running for Beginners
April 04, 2024
Rail-trails offer a fantastic option for a beginning running program. Since they’re mostly off road, you don’t have to worry about cars.
Trail runners in Baltimore, MD | Photo by Allison Abruscato
Seven Ways to Keep Kids Entertained on the Trails
March 13, 2024
To help make your family biking adventures more enjoyable, here are seven creative ideas to keep kids entertained while cruising the trails.
Child on Strider bike - Photo courtesy of Strider Bikes
Wintertime Trail Fun
February 01, 2024
Winter brings a whole new way to explore trails such as cross-country ski, snowshoe, fat-tire bike or take a walk through the sparkly snow.
Alaska's Tony Knowles Coastal Trail | Photo by Jody O. Photos
Tapping Into Opportunity: RTC’s Strategic Priorities
January 11, 2024
RTC has been focused on building a nation connected by trails, spreading trails across the country to bring new potential to communities.
Happy multiracial women having fun embracing each outside - Photo courtesy Getty Images
These 2023 Trail Grants Are Activating Trails and Trail Networks Across the US
December 12, 2023
In 2023, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Awarded 30 Trail Grants Totaling $348,000 to Support Equitable Trail Development and Community Programs.
Black People Who Hike event in August 2023 | Photo courtesy Black People Who Hike
Trail Moments | Climate Activist Luke Henkel Pedals for the Planet
September 12, 2023
This inspired me to embark on one of the biggest adventures of my life: a 1,100-mile bike journey from my home in Chicago to New York City in time for Climate Week NYC
Arriving in New York City at the end of an 1,100-mile biking journey from Chicago | Photo courtesy Luke Henkel
6 Tips to Share the Trail and Recreate Responsibly
August 29, 2023
Here are six tips that will help make every trip safe and fun for everyone.
Arkansas' Razorback Regional Greenway | Photo courtesy Experience Fayetteville
More Trail Moments with Vanessa Chavarriaga Posada: A Way to Make Strides for the Planet
August 04, 2023
Did you know that communities of color are three times more likely to live in nature-deprived areas with limited or no access to trails, paths or green spaces?
Photo courtesy Vanessa Chavarriaga Posada
Más Trail Moments con Vanessa Chavarriaga Posada: Una forma de dar pasos a favor del planeta
August 04, 2023
Paso mucho tiempo en los senderos. Como corredora y esquiadora profesional, he dedicado gran parte de mi vida adulta a estar al aire libre, haya nieve o sol.
Fotografía cortesía de Vanessa Chavarriaga Posada