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Focus Term: Winter Uses

The Magical World of Snowshoeing: A How-To Guide for Trails
February 04, 2021
Snowshoeing might seem a little intimidating at first, but once you give it a try, you might just find a new-found freedom to hit the trails.
The author, Willie Karidis, out on a snowshoeing expedition | Courtesy Willie Karidis
Rail-Trail Tips for Cross-Country Skiing (A 101 Guide)
February 03, 2021
Why not add cross-country or Nordic skiing to your list? Here are a few quick tips to help you give it a try!
New Hampshire's Northern Rail Trail | Courtesy New Hampshire State Parks
Winter “Share the Trail” Etiquette and Safety Tips
February 01, 2021
Find out how we can all “Share the Trail” together safely—while still gleaning the best that winter has to offer on America’s trails.
Pennsylvania's Trout Island Trail | Photo by TrailLink user vicki1960
Seven Hot Tips for Cold-Weather Biking
January 14, 2021
RTC hopes these tips will help you embrace and enjoy winter riding, but, if you’re new to it, just take it slow.
Wisconsin's Oak Leaf Trail | Photo by Ken Mattison
How to Adapt Trail Activities and Gear for Cold and Winter Conditions
November 23, 2020
Common outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, running and cycling can be done safely in the fall and winter. Here are few tips from the experts.
New York's Highline | Photo by Adrian Cabrero
Six Tips to Carry Your Summer Biking Habit Into Fall
November 05, 2020
The beauty of autumn also means cooler temperatures, earlier sunsets and sometimes less-than-ideal weather. For the many of you who picked up biking for the first time this summer or returned after a long hiatus, the thought of braving colder weather while riding might feel intimidating.
Three Rivers Heritage Trail | Courtesy Healthy Ride, Pittsburgh Bike Share
Five Great Trail Activities and Their Health Benefits
January 27, 2020
Meeting these targets can help improve your health and your quality of life; reduce health-care costs and the risk of chronic disease; and simply make you feel better physically, mentally and emotionally.
Alaska’s Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
January 15, 2019
With views of the rugged Chugach Mountains and tidal inlets, Alaska’s Tony Knowles Coastal Trail offers a breathtaking experience unlike any other rail-trail in the country. Learn more in our Trail of the Month feature.
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail | Photo by Jody O. Photos, courtesy Visit Anchorage
10 Rail-Trail Winter Wonderlands
December 20, 2016
Here are 10 winter Rail-Trails so you can enjoy trails in different ways such as fat tire biking, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.
Snow biking and skiing on the Rio Grande Trail near Basalt, Colorado | Photo courtesy Pitkin County Open Space and Trails