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Focus Term: Health and Active Living

10 Rail-Trail Winter Wonderlands
December 20, 2016
Here are 10 winter Rail-Trails so you can enjoy trails in different ways such as fat tire biking, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.
Snow biking and skiing on the Rio Grande Trail near Basalt, Colorado | Photo courtesy Pitkin County Open Space and Trails
Barbara Brown, founder of Healing Rides, with her mother on the Constitution Trail in Illinois | Photo courtesy Barbara Brown
13 Reasons Bicycles Are Perfect for the Zombie Apocalypse
October 29, 2016
Just in time for Halloween, your list of 13 reasons bicycles make the perfect vehicle for the zombie apocalypse.
Photo courtesy Mikey Wally | CC by 2.0
Florida’s Snake Creek Trail
November 17, 2015
Neighborhood trails don’t come much nicer than the Snake Creek Trail in southeast Florida. The paved 6.5-mile route offers a similar easy and level riding experience.
Florida’s Snake Creek Trail | Photo courtesy Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department
11 Tips to Make Walking a Natural, Enjoyable Part of Your Day
September 16, 2015
The United States Surgeon General placed walking in the national spotlight with his recent call to action, encouraging people to make walking a part of their daily lives and to help create more walkable communities.
Photo courtesy Darren Larson | CC by 2.0
Triumph on the Trails: How One Woman Reclaimed Her Health After Cancer
January 06, 2015
We were pleased to learn of this recently published third video installment of “Life on the Atlanta BeltLine,” which outlines the story of Jenny—wife, mother of twins and courageous individual who regained her health on Atlanta’s Eastside Trail after recovering from breast cancer.
Photo courtesy Ed Yourdon via Flickr
The Road to a Thousand Wonders
September 12, 2013
The railroad used to wind through the canyon as part of the Southern Pacific Railroad's California-Oregon line, which was marketed in the early 1900s as "The Road to a Thousand Wonders."
Sundial Bridge | Photo by Beth Young, CC by 2.0
Community Trails: A Benefit to All
May 17, 2006
This fact sheet with case studies shows that an investment in trails equals an investment in the future by providing economic development opportunities, health and transportation choices, and recreational benefits.
Health and Wellness Benefits of Trails and Greenways
November 29, 2004
Trails and greenways create health and wellness benefits for people of all ages with attractive, safe, accessible places to bike and walk.