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Regional Partnership Secures $25 Million Federal Grant for Massive Investment in Trail Network
June 28, 2023
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Montgomery Parks and the District DOT receive $25 million to fix and build trails.
Anacostia River Trail ride | Photo by Tim Ervin, courtesy Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
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Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend, Veterans Launch Therapeutic Bike Ride Across the Country on Great American Rail-Trail
May 16, 2023
Warrior Expeditions Great American Rail-Trail ride began in front of the Capitol | Photo by Albert Ting
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Great American Rail-Trail Route Assessment Report 2023
May 05, 2023
RTC and its partners have defined the preferred route of the Great American Rail-Trail as more than 3,700 miles—with approximately 2,057 miles of existing trails (trails along the route that are built and maintained by dedicated teams of local staff and volunteers) and 1,696 miles of identified trail gaps.
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Five Leaf-Peeping Destinations Along the Great American Rail-Tail
October 26, 2022
While the warmth of the long summer days may be behind us, the beauty of the outdoors is not. More than half the trees across North America will morph into bright orange, yellow and deep red as fall comes into full swing.
Washington's Olympic Discovery Trail | Photo by TrailLink user stevelee73
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#TrailMoments with Albert Ting (@pootie_ting)
October 06, 2022
For me, the positive impact that going car-free has on air quality, reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions and decreasing traffic congestion far outweighs the benefits of owning a car.
Photo courtesy Albert Ting
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Trail Moments | A Journey Along the Anacostia River Trail
September 29, 2022
As a longtime resident of Hyattsville, Maryland, I watched as the Anacostia River Trail (ART) was expanded and finally completed. It meanders along the Anacostia River from Bladensburg, Maryland, to D.C.’s Wharf area, about 12 miles one way. This is my favorite local trail—and it’s only 2 miles from my house!
Washington, D.C.'s Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge | Photo by James Heilig
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Best Of: Great American Rail-Trail Adventures With the Traverses
September 12, 2022
In June 2021, my husband, Pat, and I began our trek on the Great American Rail-Trail® in Seattle, Washington, at the western end of the 3,700-mile developing route.
Shevonne and Pat Travers | Photo courtesy Shevonne and Pat Travers
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Great American Rail-Trail Route Assessment Report 2022
May 11, 2022
RTC embarked on a 12-month assessment of route options using its GIS database of more than 34,000 miles of existing trails nationwide.
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Take an American Adventure on 10 Presidential Pathways
February 21, 2022
Just in time for Presidents’ Day, here are 10 multiuse trails that share ties with some notable U.S. heads of state.
Virginia's Mount Vernon Trail | Photo by TrailLink user ringogarcia1972 Virginia's Mount Vernon Trail | Photo by TrailLink user ringogarcia1972