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Rail-Trail Hall of Fame
A selection of America's premier rail-trails.
All across the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted to public multiuse trails. In 2007, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy began recognizing exemplary rail-trails through its
Rail-Trail Hall of Fame
, based on scenic value, value of use, amenities, historical significance, excellence in management and maintenance, community connections, and geographic distribution.
These Hall of Fame rail-trails are found in 28 states and in nearly every environment—from downtown urban corridors to pathways stretching across wide-open prairie, along coastlines, or through mountain ranges. These rail-trails represent pioneers of the movement; they inspired trail development across the nation, or they’ve revolutionized how trails can impact communities along their route.
In this book, you’ll find:
• Detailed maps for every rail-trail, plus driving directions to trailheads
• Icons indicating the activities each trail can accommodate
• Succinct descriptions written by rail-trail experts
• A look at the fascinating railroad history behind each trail
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy serves as the national voice for more than 160,000 members and supporters, more than 22,000 miles of open rail-trails across the country, and more than 8,000 miles of potential trails waiting to be built—with a goal of ensuring a better future for America made possible by trails and the connections they inspire.
About Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
is a nationwide non-profit dedicated to converting former railroad corridors to public, multi-use recreational trails that offer easy access to runners, hikers, bicyclists, skates, wheelchair users, and equestrians.
guidebook series is published by Wilderness Press and you can find out all the ways Wilderness Press and the
together over on the blog
If you want to find out more about Rail-Trails, check out the
Conservancy's official website
or give them a
follow over on Twitter
. Hope you get the chance to make your way to a Rail-Trail near you. They are so fun!
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