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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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Blue Ridge Tunnel Accessibility Day Makes Dreams Come True
December 27, 2022
Amy and Greg Eye and Barbara Ramsey live in the western shadow of Afton Mountain through which the 4,264-foot tunnel passes, accessible via the Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail.
Will Oldaker (far right) and his family drove hours to experience the Blue Ridge Tunnel in Virginia; traveling with him (left to right) were his mother Lyn Oldaker, his children Traci and Riley, and his wife Beth. | Photo by Nancy Sorrells
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Trailside: Richmond’s (Haunted?) Poe Museum and the Legacy of a Gothic Literary Master
October 28, 2022
To celebrate Halloween this year, let's shine a light on a 100-year cultural attraction in Richmond, The Poe Museum, which sits just a block from the 52-mile Virginia Capital Trail and pays homage to one of America’s greatest gothic writers: Edgar Allan Poe.
The Poe Museum and its famous kitty ambassadors, Edgar and Pluto, near the Virginia Capital Trail in Richmond | Photo courtesy The Poe Museum
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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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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
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Miranda’s #TrailMoments from Along the Great American Rail-Trail
June 17, 2021
We love that Miranda inspires people to feel more connected to the outdoors… and the Great American Rail-Trail.
Miranda Webster | Graphic courtesy RTC
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2021 Great American Rail-Trail Route Assessment Report
May 01, 2021
This report, Great American Rail-Trail Route Assessment, was originally published by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) in May 2019. This updated version was published in May 2021.
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Top 10 Trails in Virginia
April 20, 2021
The Old Dominion is truly a Commonwealth—of trails, that is, with some 49 connecting some of the country’s most renowned geographic and cultural landmarks.
Virginia Creeper Trail | Photo by Anthony Le
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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