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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 digitalby RTC. Subscribe now to get special features on remarkable rail-trails and trail-networks while also supporting our work.

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2019 Spring/Summer Issue

This issue of Rails to Trails magazine is dedicated to exploring the Great American Rail-Trail™—a 3,700-miles-plus cross-country trail highlighting some of the country’s most treasured landmarks, stunning geography, and interesting people and places between Washington, D.C., and Washington State.

  • In our Cover Story, take an inside look at the preferred route of the “Great American,” with a focus on how communities across the United States are joining Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in taking the project from vision to reality.

  • Learn about the history of the iconic route—including people and discoveries that helped shape America—in an extended “Best Of” feature.

  • Enjoy stories exploring the unique trails, both existing and planned, that together are creating new connections for millions of people.

  • Get to know some of the passionate individuals whose hard work and ingenuity have made this new American experience possible.

  • And much more!

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Features from Rails to Trails Magazine


Cover Story

Bright Horizons: Florida’s Miami LOOP

2018 Winter Issue | Cindy Barks, Amy Kapp

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Photo by Lee Smith

Trail of Tributes

September 11 Memorial Trail Honors America's ...

2016 Fall Issue | Maureen Hannan

Photo courtesy Jean-Pierre Lavoie
Photo courtesy Jean-Pierre Lavoie

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View From

A View From … The Great Trail in Canada

2017 Spring/Summer Issue | Laura Stark

Photo by Gail Zavian
Photo by Gail Zavian

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Destinations

5 Amazing Rail-Trail Destinations for Your Bucket List

2016 Spring/Summer Issue | Laura Stark

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Photo by Aaron Schmidt

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Our members always have plenty to say (and write) about Rails to Trails—and we're always eager to hear it! If you enjoyed or have comments on a recent issue of the magazine, please submit a short letter to our editor. If we can—we’ll print it in the next edition! You can also contact us for former issues and articles of Rails to Trails not listed in the archive. Don't forget to check out our TrailBlog for more stories.

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From Dream to National Treasure: The Great American Rail-Trail

From Dream to National Treasure: The Great American Rail-Trail

When complete, the Great American Rail-Trail will span more than 3,700 miles across 12 states and the District of Columbia—connecting Washington,...

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16 Historic Highlights Along the Route of the Great American Rail-Trail

16 Historic Highlights Along the Route of the Great American Rail-Trail

Unique in makeup and geography, each trail that’s hosting the 3,700-miles-plus preferred route of the Great American Rail-Trail has many stories to...

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