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How Connected Trails Keep Us Active and Well Webinar
April 10, 2024
Join RTC; CDC’s Active People, Healthy Nation initiative; and Special Olympics for a conversation about why trails are critical to our health.
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You Can Get to These Eco-Friendly Stadiums by Trail
April 08, 2024
These stadiums are eco-friendly champs, but they also encourage fans to reduce their carbon footprint by getting to the games via trails.
Participants on an Urban AdvenTours ride reach Boston's TD Garden | Photo courtesy Urban AdvenTours
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Five Far-Out Trails for Viewing the 2024 Solar Eclipse
March 20, 2024
During the celestial spectacle on April 8, 2024, the moon will pass between the sun and Earth. Here are five trails to view this phenomenon.
Getting ready to view the total eclipse in 2017 | Photo by Scott Stark
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Ways to Celebrate Trails
March 13, 2024
Trails deliver joy. Every year since 2013, we hold a big springtime celebration for America’s trails and invite everyone to join us.
Photo courtesy Getty Images
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Special Olympics Promotes Exploration, Fitness and Discovery on Kansas Trails
March 05, 2024
Jennifer Jennings, a competitor in Special Olympics Kansas swimming events, was elated last winter when she made her high school’s swim team.
Photo from Special Olympics Kansas’ Trails and Treats Day in the fall of 2020, part of the statewide Parks & Trails Tour | Photo courtesy Special Olympics Kansas
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Ron Griswell of HBCUs Outside Is Bridging Gaps to the Outdoors
February 01, 2024
I (Ron Griswell) show up in the world as an explorer on a journey to caring more about myself, my community and the environment.
Ron Griswell has been connecting people to the outdoors since his days in college. He is now the founding Executive Director of HBCUs Outside. | Photo courtesy Ron Griswell
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Tapping Into Opportunity: RTC’s Strategic Priorities
January 11, 2024
RTC has been focused on building a nation connected by trails, spreading trails across the country to bring new potential to communities.
Happy multiracial women having fun embracing each outside - Photo courtesy Getty Images
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A Cultural Shift as America’s Trail Networks Take Hold
December 14, 2023
It has been described as a “tipping point,” “critical mass” and “milestone” achievement. Regardless of what it’s called, there’s no doubt that the proliferation of trail networks around the United States is significant.
Chuck Huckelberry Loop | Photo by Gerry Loew, Pima County Communications
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These 2023 Trail Grants Are Activating Trails and Trail Networks Across the US
December 12, 2023
In 2023, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Awarded 30 Trail Grants Totaling $348,000 to Support Equitable Trail Development and Community Programs.
Black People Who Hike event in August 2023 | Photo courtesy Black People Who Hike
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Christopher “Salt” Morton’s Trail Moments: A Journey of Self-Reflection
September 27, 2023
I made the impulsive decision to embark on a journey to walk across the country solo and be the first Deaf man in America to do so.
Trenton, NJ | Photo courtesy Chris “Salt” Morton