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 $18 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
Reclamation. That’s a theme that really resonates in this issue, which focuses on preserving our cultural heritage and re-envisioning a new shared future for two of America’s most historically significant corridors along the Great American Rail-Trail and beyond.
- Learn how new projects on the developing 200-miles-plus Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail in Washington State are creating vital off-road connections and transforming the old “Milwaukee Road” railroad corridor into America’s next great adventure trail.
- Explore how the 184.5-mile C&O Canal Towpath is serving as a historical legacy and economic asset for Maryland and Washington, D.C.
- Get to know Ian Mackay, who rebuilt his life on trails after a tragic bicycling accident left him paralyzed.
- Find out how Keith Laughlin, our 2019 Doppelt Family Rail-Trail Champion, helped lead a mass evolution of the trail movement over nearly two decades.
- Take an inside look at Mississippi’s Tanglefoot Trail, our 2019 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
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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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