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Rail-Trail Tips for Cross-Country Skiing (A 101 Guide)
February 03, 2021
Why not add cross-country or Nordic skiing to your list? Here are a few quick tips to help you give it a try!
New Hampshire's Northern Rail Trail | Courtesy New Hampshire State Parks
Winter “Share the Trail” Etiquette and Safety Tips
February 01, 2021
Find out how we can all “Share the Trail” together safely—while still gleaning the best that winter has to offer on America’s trails.
Pennsylvania's Trout Island Trail | Photo by TrailLink user vicki1960
How to Adapt Trail Activities and Gear for Cold and Winter Conditions
November 23, 2020
Common outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, running and cycling can be done safely in the fall and winter. Here are few tips from the experts.
New York's Highline | Photo by Adrian Cabrero
Six Tips to Carry Your Summer Biking Habit Into Fall
November 05, 2020
The beauty of autumn also means cooler temperatures, earlier sunsets and sometimes less-than-ideal weather. For the many of you who picked up biking for the first time this summer or returned after a long hiatus, the thought of braving colder weather while riding might feel intimidating.
Three Rivers Heritage Trail | Courtesy Healthy Ride, Pittsburgh Bike Share
Eight Scenic State Parks for RV Camping Along the Great American Rail-Trail
January 29, 2020
The Great American spans more than 3,700 miles. Here are a few of these picturesque parks for RV camping along the Great American Rail-Trail.
Lake Easton State Park in Washington | Courtesy Washington State Parks
Step to It: Seven Ways to Spice Up Your Walks
March 13, 2019
Looking to spice up your walk? Check out these seven ideas! Then lace up your sneakers ... and get ready to ramble!
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Las Reglas de Oro: Seis Cosas Que Debes Saber Para La Temporada de Senderos
September 10, 2018
Sendero: Un sendero es un camino o rastro de uso recreativo, típicamente en lugares cerca o dentro de la naturaleza.
Photo by Bob Wick, Public Domain
“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
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
How to Be Equipment-Ready for Your First Long-Distance Trail Ride
March 13, 2018
Female young technician looking at the camera in her bicycle repair shop | Photo courtesy RTC