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Elements of Gold: Michigan’s Pere Marquette Rail-Trail Is a Special Place for All Seasons
April 08, 2024
The Pere Marquette Rail-Trail is like a gold standard for the quality of the trail and the upkeep and something people can enjoy all the time.
The Tridge along the 30-mile Pere Marquette Rail Trail in Michigan | Photo by Cory Matteson
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Georgia’s Cricket Frog Trail
April 04, 2024
The Cricket Frog Trail passes north of Covington Square and twists through miles of woods and scenic farmland before reaching Mansfield.
Group bike ride along Georgia's Cricket Frog Trail | Photo courtesy Newton Trails, Inc.
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Alaska’s Campbell Creek Trail
March 12, 2024
The 7.5-mile Campbell Creek Trail follows Campbell Creek from the Chugach Mountain foothills ending at Campbell Lake.
Winter Bike to Work Day along Alaska's Campbell Creek Trail | Courtesy Anchorage Park Foundation
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Five Ways to Grow Support for Trails, Walking and Biking
February 09, 2024
Here are five ways you can become a changemaker for trails, and help build even more momentum for trails and active transportation networks.
Large crowd celebrating the opening of Michigan's southwest greenway
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A Milestone for the Mickelson Trail: Celebrating 25 Years
September 13, 2023
The 109-mile George S. Mickelson Trail, named after the South Dakota governor who championed the trail before dying in a plane crash in 1993, was officially dedicated in the midst of much fanfare in 1998.
George S. Mickelson Trail at the Deadwood Trailhead | Photo courtesy South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
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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
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A Celebration of Completion for Vermont’s Lamoille Valley Rail Trail
July 17, 2023
After more than two decades of effort and an infusion of cash from the state legislature in 2020, Vermont’s Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (LVRT) is finally complete.
Lamoille Valley Rail Trail in Wolcott, Vermont | Photo courtesy Vermont Agency of Transportation
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Arkansas’ Razorback Regional Greenway
July 05, 2023
Whether he’s going to work or out to eat with his family, Fayetteville resident Matt Mihalevich often hops on his bicycle and rides the Razorback Regional Greenway in Northwest Arkansas to get there.
Arkansas' Razorback Regional Greenway | Photo courtesy Experience Fayetteville
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Nevada’s River Mountains Loop Trail
May 05, 2023
A few miles into the 12-foot-wide trail, towering snowcapped Spring Mountains to the northwest dwarf the Vegas Strip’s cityscape. Since 2012, it’s been a destination for locals and visitors—cyclists, runners, inline skaters and walkers. There’s even a 15-mile parallel equestrian trail.
View of Lake Mead along the River Mountains Loop Trail | Photo by John Holman
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Of History and Industry: The Legacy of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail
March 14, 2023
“This towpath has made it so much easier for people to feel comfortable riding their bikes to a lot of places,” DevahD said. “You can shop off the towpath. You can eat off the towpath. You can play off the towpath. It can’t get any better than this.”
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath | Photo by Jason Cohn