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2020 Vision: New York’s “Empire State Trail” Is Making Trails a Main Attraction
August 09, 2018
Empire State Trail (EST): Shaped like a giant sideways T intersecting near Albany, the EST will connect three corners of the state: Manhattan, Buffalo and the Canadian border near Lake Champlain.
A jogger on the Hudson River Valley Greenway catches the last rays of the day’s light as the sun sets behind the New Jersey skyline. | Photo by Scott Stark
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Wyoming’s North Pathway
July 12, 2018
Tucked into Wyoming’s scenic northwestern corner, the North Pathway is what summer vacations are made for. From the charming town of Jackson—the gateway to two national parks—the paved pathway unwinds 20 miles north
North Pathway | Photo by Tim Young
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“It’s a Scorcher Out There!” Quick Tips to Stay Hydrated on the Trail
June 29, 2018
Having ridden trails for more than two decades, my wife and I have picked up a few tricks—and here’s what we do to keep the water colder and more enjoyable for just a little longer.
Bryan and June Bradley, members of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy since 1999 | Photo courtesy Bryan and June Bradley
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Meet the Newest National Recreation Trails (Hint: Six Are Rail-Trails!)
June 01, 2018
Below are the rail-trails now joining the ranks of more than 1,000 National Recreation Trails designated across the country.
Cannon Valley Trail - Photo by TrailLink user caferacer42
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Vermont’s Lamoille Valley Rail Trail
May 15, 2018
During the pleasant summer months of northern Vermont, the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail offers an extraordinary experience as it journeys through a verdant river valley tucked among the forested slopes of the Green Mountains.
Lamoille Valley Rail Trail | Photo by TrailLink user bobwhite
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West Virginia and Pennsylvania’s Parkersburg to Pittsburgh Corridor
April 16, 2018
The P2P: It’s a small acronym that holds a world of promise. Extending from Parkersburg to Pittsburgh (P2P), the developing 238.5-mile route connecting northern West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania by trail.
Morgantown's Caperton Trail, part of the Mon River Trail System | Photo by James Riel
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Useful Biking Gear for Trails—Plus a Few MacGyver Tips!
March 30, 2018
I asked my colleagues at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), some of America’s most experienced trail riders, what equipment they’ve found super useful in the past.
2017 Opening Day for Trails on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Photo by Amy Kapp
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Indiana’s Erie Lackawanna Trail
March 16, 2018
Northwest Indiana’s Erie Lackawanna Trail offers an experience of beautiful contrasts. The region boasts sandy dunes, a glimmering Great Lake and windswept prairies.
Erie Lackawanna Trail | Photo by Eric Allix Rogers
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Bright Horizons: Florida’s Miami LOOP
January 12, 2018
Approximately 54 percent complete to date, the Miami LOOP is a 225-mile trail vision to expand transportation options, make biking and walking safer and more equitable.
The Atlantic Greenway in South Beach is part of Florida’s 225-mile developing Miami LOOP. | Photo by Lee Smith
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Colorado’s Animas River Trail
November 08, 2017
For walkers and bicyclists along the town’s scenic Animas River Trail, the white-and-gray plumes of steam rising from the old locomotives and the echo of train whistles are common sights and sounds.
Animas River Trail | Photo by Cindy BarksAnimas River Trail | Photo by Cindy Barks