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Trail Moments | Finding Health, Healing and Hope on the Trail
May 13, 2021
After a long day of being in the house, sitting in front of a computer for seven hours, the only thing I wanted to do was close down my Zoom and go outside and ride my bike.
MaShanta Ashmon on Michigan's Clinton River Park Trail | Photo by Rachel Walker | Graphic by RTC
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2020’s Silver Lining: Six New Rail-Trails to Treasure
December 07, 2020
Among this year’s class of new rail-trails is a pathway that’s key to a 275-mile route across Michigan, a Virginia stunner with a nearly milelong railroad tunnel, a new segment of the multistate East Coast Greenway in Massachusetts, and a Pennsylvania rail-trail that’s part of three vast regional trail systems.
Upper Bucks Rail Trail | Courtesy Bucks County Planning Commission
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Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail: A Pedal Along a Michigan Marvel
August 26, 2020
I’d heard too many great things about the 22-mile Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail over the years, and I wanted to finally ride it myself.
Dunes on the Pierre Stocking Scenic Drive Overlook | Photo by Robert Annis
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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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A View From … Michigan’s Great Lake-to-Lake Trail
December 20, 2019
It’s no secret that Michigan is a great trail state, hosting more than 2,400 miles of rail-trails, and exciting developing trail network projects like the Great Lake-to-Lake Trails, which is building momentum.
The inaugural Great Lake-to-Lake Trail ride along Kal-Haven Trail Sesquicentennial State Park | Photo by Jeff Green, TrailLink user jeffinbville
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Michigan’s Falling Waters Trail
September 11, 2019
Michigan’s Falling Waters Trail is a community connector, linking the vibrant City of Jackson to the picturesque Village of Concord.
Falling Waters Trail | Photo courtesy Jackson County Parks
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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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Meet the Newest National Recreation Trails (Hint: Six Are Rail-Trails!)
June 01, 2018
Below are the rail-trails now joining the ranks of more than 1,000 National Recreation Trails designated across the country.
Cannon Valley Trail - Photo by TrailLink user caferacer42
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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
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Michigan’s Saginaw County to Bay County Connector
November 11, 2016
About 35 miles north of Flint, the 7-mile Saginaw County to Bay County Connector joins the 17.5-mile Bay County Riverwalk to Saginaw County, where it will link up to the 2-mile Zilwaukee Pathway
Massive trees line the SCTBCC, providing shade in the warm months and a virtual kaleidoscope of colors during the fall. | Photo courtesy Heidi Bulger.