The story of Milwaukee’s Kinnickinnic River Trail is the story of its eponymous river; paralleling each other through the city’s south side, the fate of the two is intimately intertwined. The KK River Trail, as it’s known locally, is also referred to as the “lost river.”
Whoever said “Variety is the spice of life” isn’t far off; changing things up is not only good for our muscles, but good for our minds as well. And that’s what makes trails so great; not only do they provide us safe places to be physically active—they also provide us with safe places to get to other great places to be physical active! Here are just a few easy ways trails can help you keep your trail resolution interesting, and keep it—full stop.
When Carmen Berte met The Bella Donnas, Milwaukee’s self-described “premier all-girl, noncompetitive, mentoring and motivational cycling group,” in 2008, she wasn’t sure it was the right place for her. Her hesitation didn’t last long.
We were pleased to learn of this recently published third video installment of “Life on the Atlanta BeltLine,” which outlines the story of Jenny—wife, mother of twins and courageous individual who regained her health on Atlanta’s Eastside Trail after recovering from breast cancer.
On or about Dec. 30, 2014, Ouachita Railroad, Inc. filed for the abandonment of 13.4miles of trackbetween Lillie in Union Parish, La., and Junction City in Union County, Ark. We are providing this information because it presents an opportunity to develop a real regional asset: a multi-use trail that can accommodate hikers, bikers, equestrians and other appropriate uses.
It’s that time again, folks! Take that old calendar off your wall and reflect on the things you’ve achieved this year—and set new goals for yourself!
In celebration of the New Year, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is pleased to bring you these 10 trail-inspired resolutions.
It’s a fall Sunday morning, and the sunlight is sifting through the clouds and hills above the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. My colleague and I are standing with several members of RTC’s TrailBlazer Society, listening to 2013 Rail-Trail Champion Fred Schaeffer give a rich history of the now famous Walkway Over the Hudson...
In September, RTC engaged leading Republican and Democratic pollsters to find out what likely 2016 voters for both parties really thought about the federal role in encouraging active transportation. The remarkable poll findings are an important tool for trail builders and supporters as they continue to fight back attacks against trail funding.
2014 was quite a year for RTC and the rail-trail movement. We saw our fair share of challenges, and we saw our work bear fruit, as projects we fought for came to fruition, and our collaborative energies helped make possible some amazing milestones for trail initiatives across the country. For a little year-end inspiration, here are 10 highlights:
We’ve found New Hampshire’s best-kept secret—the Presidential Range Rail Trail—and winter is the perfect time to visit it. With a long snowy season, generally running between mid-December and early April, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy its spectacular views on a pair of Nordic skis or snowshoes.