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
Never before have trails meant so much … for the health, joy and resilience of our nation. Please enjoy our 2021 all-multimedia “Green Issue” of Rails to Trails magazine, which explores many of the vital and impactful ways trails are connecting people and places—locally, regionally and beyond.
In this issue, we:
- Explore the history of three unique sites along the developing 3,700-mile Great American Rail-Trail™—including the Alexandria Aqueduct in Washington, D.C.; Our Lady of the Rockies in Butte, Montana; and the Mexican American community of Joliet, Illinois, which honors one of their own, WWII pilot Sator Sanchez. This video was created in conjunction with “History Along the Great American Rail-Trail,” a new project launching this year on TrailLink.com™.
- Take an in depth look at two TrailNation™ projects—the 1,500-mile Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition, and the 35-mile Baltimore Greenway Trails Network, and the on-the-ground work to make these ambitious projects a reality.
- Experience the remote beauty of New Mexico’s Cloud-Climbing Trestle Trail (featuring the stunning Mexico Canyon Trestle)
- Learn how the Anchorage Park Foundation is engaging in Dena’ina artistic placemaking in parks and trails through the Indigenous Place Names Project.
- 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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