Rails to Trails Magazine
Rails to Trails magazine is dedicated to exploring America’s remarkable rail-trails and trail-networks, with a focus on the opportunities they provide and the impact they have in communities nationwide. The magazine is a benefit of membership to Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), which is $22 a year, $5 of which supports the magazine. In addition to the magazine, members receive discounts on RTC gifts and publications. The magazine is published four times a year—three in print, one digital—by RTC. Subscribe now to get special features on remarkable rail-trails and trail-networks while also supporting our work.
Latest Issue of Rails to Trails Magazine
Powering—and empowering—our national community of trail builders, advocates and inspired users … that’s the theme of our Fall 2021 issue of Rails to Trails magazine.
In this issue, we:
Explore in our latest cover story how dynamic partnerships between trail developers and utility companies are serving as key strategies for completing transformative regional trail networks like Southeast Wisconsin’s budding Route of the Badger.
Learn how a collaborative group of trail and transportation leaders in Louisiana are stitching together a 100-miles-plus trail network loop that will eventually connect Baton Rouge and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Hear how a visionary second-grade teacher and mother has brought together 24,000+ people to date to inspire social change through Native Women Running.
Get a look at some of the impactful trail projects that have been connecting Georgians around the state, in honor of the PATH Foundation’s 30th anniversary in 2021.
Find out why the “Great Big Baked Potato” was a hallmark for some five decades on the Northern Pacific Line for decades in our special “History Along the Great American Rail-Trail” feature.
Get to know the 2021 Rail-Trail Hall of Fame Inductee!
And much more!
Features from Rails to Trails Magazine
08/27/19 by Scott Stark
04/20/19 by Scott Stark
Green Issue Digital Features
Rails to Trails magazine is pleased to present our Green Issue each year, featuring a collection of amazing videos and slideshows highlighting America’s trails.
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