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Focus Term: Trail of the Month

Texas’ Historic Battlefield Trail
November 13, 2020
The Historic Battlefield Trail has become a catalyst for a burgeoning 428-mile trail network that will link the rich natural, cultural and historical resources of the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
Historic Battlefield Trail | Photo by TrailLink user Christina Garza
Tennessee’s Tweetsie Trail
October 13, 2020
The Tweetsie Trail connects two charming towns in the Appalachian foothills, following a railroad corridor that once snaked through the mountains and crossed into North Carolina.
Tweetsie Trail entrance in Johnson City | Courtesy Carter County Tourism
Mon River Rail-Trail System (West Virginia)
September 09, 2020
The Mon River Rail-Trail System comprises 48 miles of seamlessly connected pathway featuring an ensemble cast of environments.
Caperton Trail bridge at the mouth of Deckers Creek in Morgantown | Courtesy RTC
Washington, D.C., and Maryland’s Anacostia River Trail
August 13, 2020
The Anacostia River Trail, a 20-mile route along the city’s eastern waterway that offers an extraordinary tapestry of experiences on its journey to Bladensburg, Maryland.
Anacostia River views from the trail | Photo by Joe Flood
Ohio’s Little Beaver Creek Greenway
July 13, 2020
The Little Beaver Creek Greenway introduces visitors to the beauty and history of the Appalachian foothills. Located in a former railroad depot, the Lisbon trailhead is about a quarter mile from the actual start of the greenway.
Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail | Photo by TrailLink user jsusany324
Pennsylvania’s Tacony Creek Trail
June 09, 2020
The 3.2-mile Tacony Creek Trail, paved and smooth as a river stone, flows along the waterway under the hush of tall old-growth trees.
Tacony Creek Trail | Photo by Thom Carroll
Montana’s Milwaukee Road Rail-Trail (Thompson Park)
May 11, 2020
Framed by the majestic Rocky Mountains, Montana’s Milwaukee Road Rail-Trail (Thompson Park) sits roughly equidistant between two national parks—just a half-day’s drive from both Yellowstone and Glacier.
Milwaukee Road Rail Trail in Thompson Park | Photo by Preston Keres, courtesy USDA Forest Service
New Hampshire’s Londonderry Rail Trail
April 06, 2020
About a 45-mile drive northwest of Boston, the Londonderry Rail Trail in the quaint southern New Hampshire town of Londonderry offers locals a slice of tranquility in an otherwise upside-down world with a 4.5-mile jaunt through verdant forests and wildlife-rich wetlands and along scenic ponds.
Recently completed Cohas section of the Londonderry Rail Trail | Courtesy Londonderry Trailways
Nebraska and Iowa’s Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
March 10, 2020
Floating sinuously over America’s longest waterway, the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge straddles the Missouri River between bustling Omaha—Nebraska’s largest city—and the quieter-feeling hometown of Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge | Photo by John Carrel
North Carolina’s Thermal Belt Rail Trail
February 11, 2020
Today, the 13.58-mile Thermal Belt Rail Trail lies where the old Southern Railroad, and later the Thermal Belt Railway, once ran. The trail has been a boon for Rutherford County on a number of levels.
Thermal Belt Rail Trail bridge over Highway 74 | Photo by Dana Bradley