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Focus Term: TrailNation

Trail Moments | A Tale of a Tour: Traveling by Trail in Wisconsin
February 25, 2022
Traveling by bike allows you see snapshots of people’s daily lives and interact with them. "Traveling lets you see a thousand lives you might have lived.”
Traveling by trail | Courtesy Rachel and Patrick Hugens
Commuting Across and Exploring the Bay Area Will Become More Accessible to Millions of Residents Via 2,604 Miles of Connected Trails
January 12, 2022
This vision is becoming a reality with nearly 60% of the 2,590-mile Bay Area regional trail network complete. Leading the charge is the Bay Area Trails Collaborative, a group of more than 50 businesses, agencies and organizations that is chaired by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC).
California Coastal Trail | Photo by TrailLink user davidgordon144
A Look Ahead for the Trails Movement in 2022 and Beyond
December 21, 2021
As we look ahead, we see opportunity and potential in the work and in the inspiration provided by the partners, friends and advocates with whom we share our collective vision.
Richmond Greenway | Courtesy RTC
Here Are Six Reasons Rails-to-Trails Is Celebrating This Year
December 10, 2021
A year of positive momentum. That’s how we'd describe 2021, which—despite many challenges and much uncertainty—still came with so much hope and progress for trails and those who made them happen.
White River State Trail, part of the Route of the Badger trail network | Photo by TrailLink user lkgatu
Top 10 Trails in Washington, DC
December 02, 2021
D.C. has a lot treasures to discover—not least of which are its rail-trails and multiuse pathways, which provide linkages, large and small, to many of the communities.
Washington, D.C.'s Metropolitan Branch Trail | Photo by India Kea
Inaugural WV TRAIL Conference Energizes Mass Effort for Statewide Trails Movement
November 23, 2021
Local and national trail advocates gathered virtually for the inaugural WV TRAIL Conference, Nov. 16–18, 2021.
As part of the conference program, longtime West Virginia trail advocates Peggy Pings, Ella Belling and Amanda Pitzer celebrate Ella’s recognition as a leader of trail advocacy on the Mon River Rail-Trail System in Morgantown. | Photo courtesy Amanda Pitzer
2021 RTC Fall Trail Grants Supporting Equitable Trail Access Around the Nation
November 17, 2021
RTC announced the recipients of over $300,000 in grants as part of the 2021 Trail Grants Program. These grants were given to 45 organizations around the country
Washington's Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail in part of the Great American Rail-Trail | Photo by TrailLink user scfroehlich
Reimagining Public Spaces
October 12, 2021
We explored the strengths of our movement, our role in bringing solutions to these significant social challenges and the opportunities ahead.
Met Branch Trail | Photo by India Kea
Massachusetts’ Manhan Rail Trail
July 12, 2021
In the 20 years since its construction, Rosemary Laporte has hardly missed a day on the Manhan Rail Trail, a paved 6-mile route across Easthampton in western Massachusetts. Rain or shine, she starts her day around 6 a.m. with a leisurely stroll along the beloved trail. Most days, she walks with a friend.
Massachusetts' Manhan Rail Trail mural | Photo by Wendy Hammerle
New USDOT Report Provides 25 Years of Lessons Learned for Rails-with-Trails
June 25, 2021
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) released Rails-with-Trails: Best Practices and Lessons Learned—a long-awaited update to its first release, published in 2002.
Three Rivers Heritage Trail in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Photo by Jake Lynch