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Nebraska and Iowa’s Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
March 10, 2020
Floating sinuously over America’s longest waterway, the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge straddles the Missouri River between bustling Omaha—Nebraska’s largest city—and the quieter-feeling hometown of Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge | Photo by John Carrel
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Nine Romantic Trail Destinations That Will Make You Swoon
February 10, 2020
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we thought it was a great time to bust out this list of top romantic rail-trails in the United States. Here are nine, great, romantic trail destinations to try and catch cupid’s arrow!
View from the Ivanhoe Trestle along New River Trail State Park | Courtesy Virginia DCR
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Eight Scenic State Parks for RV Camping Along the Great American Rail-Trail
January 29, 2020
The Great American spans more than 3,700 miles. Here are a few of these picturesque parks for RV camping along the Great American Rail-Trail.
Lake Easton State Park in Washington | Courtesy Washington State Parks
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The Great American Rail-Trail Experience: Connections to Our National Scenic and Historic Trails
November 12, 2019
The Great American Rail-Trail’s own unique journey through 12 states and the District of Columbia, combined with its ties to both National Scenic Trails and National Historic Trails, offers an enriching and meaningful lens through which to see the country.
Milwaukee Road Rail-Trail in Thompson Park | Photo by TrailLink user jdodge_tl
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50 Great Rail-Trails in 50 States
July 18, 2019
Here are snapshots of our favorite rail-trail experiences from all 50 states—demonstrating the beauty and geography our country is known for.
Wyoming’s Medicine Bow Rail Trail passes through large stands of lodgepole, spruce, fir and aspen; traverses meadows of grass and sagebrush; crosses numerous streams; and skirts dozens of swamps, bogs, ponds and lakes. Photo by Amber Travsky.
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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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Iowa’s Cedar Valley Nature Trail
May 14, 2019
Depending on who you ask, the Cedar Valley Nature Trail is either 52 miles long (the original length) or about 67 miles thanks to extension projects in Linn County.
Cedar Valley Nature Trail | Photo by Liz Zabel, courtesy GO Cedar Rapids
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16 Historic Highlights Along the Route of the Great American Rail-Trail
May 08, 2019
16 Historic Highlights Along the Route of the Great American Rail-Trail. Rail-trails are the perfect way for us to connect to each other, our communities and our cultural heritage. 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 tell—some as old as, or far older than, our country itself. Both well known and lesser known, the histories found along the route demonstrate why the “Great American” is a true national treasure.
Pony Express station at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center | Photo courtesy Bureau of Land Management | CC by 2.0
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A View From … The Great American Rail-Trail
January 23, 2019
Imagine what’s possible with a trail that connects the country. That vision will become a reality thanks to the Great American Rail-Trail, a signature project of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and the organization’s most ambitious TrailNation™ project yet.
Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail in Washington | Photo by TrailLink user biggerdawg
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10 Bucket-List Biking Trails
March 28, 2017
While every trail offers its own unique experience, there are some that are so extraordinary that they truly rise to the top.
High Trestle Trail | Photo by Milo Bateman