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The Joy of Celebrating Trails Day 2024
May 14, 2024
Celebrate Trails Day 2024 was celebrated in all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Our partners planned more than 240 celebrations.
Bronzeville Trail Task Force, Major Taylor Bike Club & The Misfits Cycling Club riding Chicago's Major Taylor Trail | Photo by Douglas Monieson
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Wintertime Trail Fun
February 01, 2024
Winter brings a whole new way to explore trails such as cross-country ski, snowshoe, fat-tire bike or take a walk through the sparkly snow.
Alaska's Tony Knowles Coastal Trail | Photo by Jody O. Photos
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Spring News from the State Legislatures
April 06, 2022
Depending on where you live, this time of year may mean the prolonged dregs of winter, early signs of Spring, or some variation on “mud season.” But for most of the country—regardless of climate or geography—it’s also the height of the state legislative season. Most states’ general assemblies are part-time, and generally convene in the early part of each calendar year. All but a handful of states are currently in session. So what does this mean for trails and active transportation funding in states?
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge connecting Iowa and Nebraska | Photo by TrailLink user thejake91739
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Colorado: Exploring the Colorado Riverfront Trail
March 29, 2022
I was in town primarily to explore a relatively thin strip of those public lands, the 22-mile Colorado Riverfront Trail. The Riverfront Trail is actually a conglomeration of multiple (mostly) connected trails that join the trio of communities along with state parkland—including four of the five separated sections of James M. Robb–Colorado River State Park, known locally as a “string of pearls,” and several community parks.
Colorado Riverfront Trail, looking into Colorado National Monument Walk Wildlife Area | Photo by TrailLink user auerbach_j
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Making Connections on 2021’s New Rail-Trails
December 20, 2021
Below, we’ve spotlighted a handful of the exciting new rail-trails that have opened up around the country this year, as well as the broader trail networks they tie into.
Colorado's Point Alta Vista Trail | Photo by D. Scott Clark Photography, courtesy Fremont Adventure Recreation
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Top 10 Trails in Colorado
February 04, 2021
Here is a selection of our favorite Colorado trails, a mixture of urban and remote experiences across the Front Range and Rocky Mountains.
Colorado's Rio Grande Trail | Photo by Scott Stark
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Four Rail-Trails That Are Part of Transformative Environmental Clean-up Projects
April 21, 2020
In honor of Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary this year, Rails to Trails magazine is highlighting four rail-trails that have had a transformative Cinderella story, going from industrial dumping grounds to beloved community assets.
Mineral Belt Trail | Photo by Scott Stark
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RTC’s Doppelt Fund Supports 10 Multiuse Trail Projects in 2019
May 30, 2019
With National Trails Day just around the corner, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund grant program!
Potential Midtown Greenway extension over the Mississippi River | Photo courtesy Midtown Greenways Coalition
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Colorado’s Mineral Belt Trail
October 15, 2018
Forming a nearly 12-mile paved loop around the city, the Mineral Belt Trail offers spectacular views around every bend.
Mineral Belt Trail | Photo by Laura Stark, courtesy Rails-to-Trails Conservancy