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Focus Term: Trail of the Month

Tennessee’s Shelby Farms Greenline
May 16, 2016
The Home of the Blues is climbing its way up thanks largely to an explosion of demand sparked by the Shelby Farms Greenline, one of the city’s most popular multi-use trails.
Running and biking on the popular Shelby Farms Greenline | Photo courtesy Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
Colorado’s Rio Grande Trail
April 11, 2016
The beloved Rio Grande Trail traverses this rich mix of terrains along a 42-mile route (nearly all paved) winding from the famed ski town of Aspen to Glenwood Springs.
Spectacular mountains along the Rio Grande Trail | Photo courtesy Roaring Fork Transportation Authority
New York’s Hudson Valley Trail Network
March 17, 2016
Rail-trails join the Walkway and spin out into the hillsides in either direction: the Hudson Valley Rail Trail on the west bank and Dutchess Rail Trail
The well-loved Walkway Over the Hudson serves a multitude of users. | Photo by Fred Schaeffer
South Carolina’s Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail
February 14, 2016
At the doorstep to the Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina, the Swamp Rabbit Trail has become so integrated into the culture of its trailside towns
View of Liberty Bridge from the Swamp Rabbit Trail | Photo by Barry Peters
Oregon’s Banks-Vernonia State Trail
January 19, 2016
A thread of black in an emerald blanket, the Banks-Vernonia State Trail weaves its way between two peaceful towns in the foothills of Northwest Oregon’s Coast Range.
The rural southern end of the rail-trail. | Photo by Kelly R Williams
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
Minnesota’s Midtown Greenway
October 16, 2015
Nestled 20 feet below street level in an early 20th-century railroad cut, Minnesota’s Midtown Greenway bypasses the street traffic crossing overhead on more than two dozen historical bridges.
Photo courtesy The Greenway Guy
Pennsylvania’s Heritage Rail Trail County Park and Maryland’s Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail
September 18, 2015
One of the largest completed sections of that developing network is a pair of connected rail-trails—the Heritage Rail Trail County Park and the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail—a 44-mile expanse.
Heritage Rail Trail County Park | Photo by John Gensor, courtesy Steam Into History
Virginia’s New River Trail State Park
July 13, 2015
Nestled in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Highlands, the New River Trail State Park offers 57 miles of green.
Trail users crossing the trestle at the Fries Junction | Photo by Tom Bilcze, courtesy TrailLink
Florida’s Sanibel Island Shared-Use Paths
June 15, 2015
Sun, sea, and sandy beaches: Florida’s Sanibel Island is a summer sanctuary. Better yet, the island’s extensive shared-use path system—totaling 24 paved miles—provides access to it all.
Sanibel Island beach | Photo by Robert Styppa