Walking Washington, D.C., National Trails Day, Barbara Saffir

How Washington, D.C., Celebrated National Trails Day

From all accounts, National Trails Day was a sweeping success! Trails were hiked, friends were made, adventures were had. One particularly unique National Trails Day celebration occurred in Washington, D.C. Barbara Saffir, author of Walking Washington, D.C., hosted an urban hike that traversed bustling sidewalks, skirted a mirrored...

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Walking Philadelphia

Finding Love in a Philadelphia Ale House

The City of Brotherly Love, known for its unique architecture and colorful art murals, not to mention its rich history, is about to get even more interesting. Walking Philadelphia, by award-winning journalist Natalie Pompilio, guides you through the coolest blocks in the city. And since sisterly love is...

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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Rail-Trails Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, the 606, Chicago cycling

Best Rail-Trails for Cycling in Chicago

With an abundance of rail-trails in the midwest, cycling in and around the Windy City is a breeze. And rail-trails have the added benefit of preserving historical landmarks, serving as wildlife conservation corridors, linking isolated parks, establishing greenways in developed areas, and stimulating local economies...

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Walking Los Angeles, Erin Mahoney Harris, Zach Behrens, Wilderness Press

Walking the Vibrant Streets of Los Angeles

Los Angeles is quickly becoming more of an outdoor city. The smog is lifting (you can see the mountains now!), and there's a public push and political will to make the city more walkable and bikeable. The crumpled sidewalks are being addressed, and hundreds of...

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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, rail-trails, Rails-Trails Hall of Fame, High Line, Elroy-Sparta State Trail, Chief Ladiga Trail, Silver Comet Trail, HUP Trail, Virginia Creeper Trail

Five Rail-Trails to Explore This Summer

All across the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted into more than 22,000 miles of open rail-trails. From downtown urban locations to pathways stretching along coastlines, outdoors enthusiasts have their pick of scenic and historical places to ride, walk, skate, or run. The new Rail-Trail Hall of...

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5 Hikes to Burn Off Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is over and you've woken from your food coma. Rather than succumbing to the post-holiday wobble, why not lace up your hiking boots, grab family and friends, and hit the trails or streets. Here are five hikes throughout the U.S. to get you moving and...

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5 Fun Summer Park Walks in Manhattan

Summertime in Manhattan is delightful. Ellen Levitt, author of the just-released Walking Manhattan, shared with us her top five lush, shaded city parks to explore when the summer sun is beating down. Whether you're a lifelong resident or just passing through, check out these walks and learn...

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