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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
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New Signage Program Celebrates History Along the Great American Rail-Trail
January 26, 2023
RTC and William G. Pomeroy Foundation launch program to lift hidden histories and points of local pride on route of Great American Rail-Trail
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, part of the Great American Rail-Trail | Photo courtesy Visit Omaha
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Reflecting on 2022: Capturing Once-in-a-Generation Opportunities for Trails, Walking and Biking
December 08, 2022
This December, we’re taking time to reflect on the challenges and changes, hard work and persistence, that’s made up the fabric of this impactful year.
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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Awards $300,000+ to Support Inclusive Trail Projects Across the Nation
November 14, 2022
RTC has awarded a combined $300,000+ in grants to 25 organizations working in rural, suburban and urban communities across the country as part of the 2022 Trail Grants program.
Atlantic Greenway South Beach Trail, part of the Miami LOOP | Photo by Lee Smith
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10 Great Places of Learning Along the Great American Rail-Trail
November 04, 2022
The Great American Rail-Trail® and its hosts trails connect to many places of learning, history and culture where students can take a break from the grind of classwork and explore. Here are some of our favorites.
National Trails Interpretive Center in Casper, Wyoming | Photo by Amy Kapp
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Trail Moments | Fulfilling a Lifelong Dream on the Great American Rail-Trail
November 03, 2022
Family, work and life combined with the Great American Rail-Trail announcement to push me toward a commitment to a long-distance bike trip.
Arriving home at the end of the Great American Rail-Trail journey | Photo courtesy David Berrigan
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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 Black Women In Nature (@BlkWomenInNature)
October 07, 2022
Meet Ivory Levert and Angela Mitchell, the power pair beyond Black Women In Nature, and learn how they’re inspiring more people to get outside on the trail!
Angela Mitchell and Ivory Levert, Co-Founders, Black Women In Nature | Photo by Doreen Dawkins
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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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Indiana Rep. Carey Hamilton Is Keeping the Hoosier State Laser Focused on Trails
October 04, 2022
Brandi Horton sat down with Indiana State Rep. Carey Hamilton, the 2022 Doppelt Family Rail-Trail Champion, to chat about her passion for trails and efforts to help lead the build-out of Indiana’s statewide trail network.
Photo courtesy Rails-to-Trails Conservancy