October 2019
The Keys to Making Ambitious Trail Partnerships Work

Organizations working together can tackle problems and issues that are too large for single organizations to handle.

American Trails Annual Costume Contest is Open

In order to enter the American Trails Costume Contest, take a picture of yourself outdoors (preferably on a trail) in your costume, and send entries to  taylor@americantrails.org  before November 1st!
Texas Trail Looks to Connect Austin to San Antonio

The El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association is working to create a multi-use trail that will connect two of the Lone Star State's largest cities, Austin and San Antonio.
Recreational Trails Program: Featured Project

Wyoming invests in trails at Glendo State Park, working together to build a sustainable system of trails.
Eleven National Recreation Trails to Visit This October
October is the official month for all things spooky, which means for trail enthusiasts, it’s the perfect time to visit these sinisterly named National Recreation Trails.
R esources and Training

October Webinar: The Nature of Trail Aesthetics
This webinar will discuss trailshaping which is a system for understanding all trails and trail types based on specific forces that shape them, and which shape—and are shaped by—trail planning, design, construction, maintenance, and management. Register today…

New Report Outlines How Active Transportation Transforms America
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy released a report this week detailing how investing in active transportation positively impacts communities. Read more...

Choosing the Right Tools for Trail Work
A wide variety of tools are available to layout, construct, and maintain trails. Local and individual preferences often dictate the kinds of tools which are chosen for various tasks. Read more...
Members Save 10% on Books and Merchandise in Online Store
Have you taken advantage of the 10% discount as a member in our online store? Enter MEMBER10 to save 10% by clicking on “promo code” on the shopping cart page. Memberships are manually checked with each order. Shop today…

10% Advertising Discount: Join Our Online Business Directory
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American Trails Website Resources
Check out our training calendar for upcoming conferences and events.

Featured Trail Industry Manufacturer: Eco-Counter, Inc.

Eco-Counter, Inc. offers pedestrian and cyclist counting solutions. Learn more about this company…
TRAILSNext   Talks

TRAILSNext   Series Presented by American Trails

The  TRAILSNext™   Series brings you cutting edge information from leading experts in the trails world on today’s hottest trail topics. These high energy 18-minute presentations were recorded to be made available to folks who were unable to attend this year's International Trails Symposium.

Each month we will be featuring one of these talks in our eNews, and you can purchase the entire series on our website at this   link.

This month we are sharing with you " Building a Trail Nation, Together " by presenter Liz Thorstensen with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.