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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.
20 Iconic Bike and Pedestrian Bridges in America
June 08, 2022
Across the country, bridges are literally serving as gateways for communities to achieve critical strides in active transportation, conservation and economic development. Here, we take a look at 20 iconic bridges and trestles in the United States (in no particular order) that have played—or are playing—transformative connectivity roles in their regions.
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge connecting Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska | Photo by Matthew Nissen
Top 10 Trails in Tennessee
October 20, 2021
Tennessee’s state slogan is, “Tennessee: America at Its Best.” Here are 10 of our favorite trails in Tennessee.
Tennessee's Chattanooga Riverwalk | Photo by TrailLink user pnmcveigh
Neighborhood Change and Gentrification Near Trails
October 18, 2021
The research looked at changes in gentrification indicators in the communities surrounding the three trails—the Metropolitan Branch Trail in Washington, D.C., the Shelby Farms Greenline in Memphis, Tennessee, and the Lafitte Greenway in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Tennessee’s Tweetsie Trail
October 13, 2020
The Tweetsie Trail connects two charming towns in the Appalachian foothills, following a railroad corridor that once snaked through the mountains and crossed into North Carolina.
Tweetsie Trail entrance in Johnson City | Courtesy Carter County Tourism
Lose Yourself on a Literary Trail
April 20, 2020
Just as trails physically knit together communities and strengthen bodies, books have the power to connect individuals and strengthen minds. Celebrate World Book Day (March), National Library Week (April) and Book Lovers Day (August) with a trip down these literary-themed trails.
Alex Haley Heritage Square in Knoxville, TN | Photo by Brent Moore
Tennessee’s Shelby Farms Greenline
May 16, 2016
The Home of the Blues is climbing its way up thanks largely to an explosion of demand sparked by the Shelby Farms Greenline, one of the city’s most popular multi-use trails.
Running and biking on the popular Shelby Farms Greenline | Photo courtesy Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
5 Amazing Rail-Trail Destinations for Your Bucket List
April 12, 2016
The Rio Grande Trail is quintessential Colorado, featuring a sparkling river, rustling aspens and scented pines against a backdrop of towering mountains.
View from the Walkway Over the Hudson rail-trail in New York | Photo by Aaron Schmidt
Connecting Chattanooga Neighborhoods by Rail-Trail: An Examination of Railroad Corridors
April 01, 2015
This report is a preliminary assessment of rail-trail and rail-with-trail opportunities in Chattanooga, TN.