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Focus Term: TrailNation

What We Mean When We Say We Are “Standing Against Racism”
June 10, 2020
We also got many questions—about the prevalence of experiences of inequity and injustice in the outdoors as well as what we’re doing about it.
Baltimore, MD | Photo by Side A Photography
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
Four Rail-Trails That Are Part of Transformative Environmental Clean-up Projects
April 21, 2020
In honor of Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary this year, Rails to Trails magazine is highlighting four rail-trails that have had a transformative Cinderella story, going from industrial dumping grounds to beloved community assets.
Mineral Belt Trail | Photo by Scott Stark
As California ATP Cycle 5 Kicks Off—Here’s a Snapshot of Some Success Stories
April 08, 2020
On March 26, California released a call for projects for the next round of the Active Transportation Program (ATP)—the state’s largest single source of funding for trails and walking and biking projects.
Bicycle riders enjoying a new section of the Miners Ravine Trail in Roseville, California | Courtesy City of Roseville
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
Nine Romantic Trail Destinations That Will Make You Swoon
February 10, 2020
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we thought it was a great time to bust out this list of top romantic rail-trails in the United States. Here are nine, great, romantic trail destinations to try and catch cupid’s arrow!
View from the Ivanhoe Trestle along New River Trail State Park | Courtesy Virginia DCR
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
Connectivity Evolution: Examining a Decade of Rails-to-Trails’ Impact, 2010–2020
December 31, 2019
Here’s a look at RTC and a decade of rail-trails—their power and their impact. As the 2010s built momentum, opportunities to maximize the power of these essential community assets became clear.
Photo courtesy RTC
Seven Ways Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Brought Big Impact in 2019
December 05, 2019
This year, America and the rail-trail movement saw giant leaps, and small-but-no-less-important bounds, that have helped to achieve RTC’s goal of connecting the country by trail like never before.
Great American Rail-Trail preferred route reveal in South Cle Elum, Washington | Photo by Kathy Young
Former Rails-to-Trails President Keith Laughlin Named 2019 Rail-Trail Champion
December 02, 2019
Former Rails-to-Trails President Keith Laughlin Named 2019 Rail-Trail Champion. When Keith Laughlin became the second president of RTC in 2001, he did not envision he’d help usher in a golden age for trails.
Keith Laughlin riding Caracara Trails | Photo courtesy RTC