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
The transformative power of trails—that’s what we explore in this issue of Rails to Trails—which examines trail networks, spines and programs all aimed at boosting economic development, mobility, active transportation, health, environmental sustainability and social equity across whole regions.
- Take an in depth look at the 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage (gaptrail.org) in Southwestern Pennsylvania and Western Maryland, one of the most sought-after rail-trails in the country that has served as an economic and tourism titan for the region.
- Get to know the 1,600-miles-plus Carolina Thread Trail, which will eventually boost connectivity across 15 counties in North and South Carolina by way of some 142 trails and blueways.
- Read insights from Dr. Carolyn Finney—educator and impassioned storyteller—on diversity and engagement in the outdoors.
- Learn about four trails whose development played front-and-center roles in major environmental cleanup projects.
- 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.
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.