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Focus Term: Great American Rail-Trail

Kara Patajo’s Trail Moments: Discover Nature Where You Are
September 08, 2023
When coming up with a plan for my Trail Moments this summer, my intention was to show how to connect with nature both inside and outside of the city of Seattle. First, we visited the Olympic Discovery Trail.
Kara Patajo @YourNorthWestieBestie on the Spruce Railraod Trail, part of the Olympic Discovery Trail | Photo courtesy Kara Patajo
Sam Westby’s Trail Moments: Sharing the Trail Near and Far
August 09, 2023
Trails were mostly relaxing for me and my dad. There were no cars. Navigating was easy. People were friendly. It was common for someone to come up and start talking to us while we were taking a break on a bench.
At the top of the Continental Divide in Colorado at Loveland Pass | Photo courtesy Sam Westby
Plan These Top 10 Summer Trail Experiences With TrailLink
August 08, 2023
Here's a Top 10 bucket list of trail experiences for fun in the sun on TrailLink.
Virginia's Virginia Creeper Trail | Photo by Cindy Elswick McCrary
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
Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend, Veterans Launch Therapeutic Bike Ride Across the Country on Great American Rail-Trail
May 16, 2023
Warrior Expeditions Great American Rail-Trail ride began in front of the Capitol | Photo by Albert Ting
Explore Trails While Learning About the Nation’s Rich History
April 04, 2023
According to The Historical Marker Database, there are more than 176,000 historic markers, and there will be even more historic markers dedicated to elevating the stories of people and places along the Great American Rail-Trail®
Red Brick Road | Photo by Gene Bisbee
Advocates Amplify Indiana Governor’s Call for $50 Million Investment in Next Level Trails Program
March 14, 2023
The Greenways Foundation of Indiana and RTC urge legislature to bolster statewide trail fund for Next Level Trails Program.
Indiana’s Cardinal Greenway | Photo by Tony Valainis, courtesy RTC
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
Wildlife Viewing Along the Great American Rail-Trail
March 14, 2023
Beautiful scenery and connections with nature are almost guaranteed when you spend time on a trail, and the experience can be even richer when you spot local wildlife along the way.  

Iowa's High Trestle Trail overlook | Photo by Kyle Neuendorf, courtesy Boone County Conservation Department
Groups Call on Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro to Prioritize Investment in State’s Active Transportation Infrastructure
February 22, 2023
Recommendations to accelerate trail networks to address economic development, climate resiliency, mobility and bike/ped safety.
New Jersey's D&R Canal State Park Trail is part of the Circuit Trails network | Photo courtesy Daniel Paschall