March 2019
Tips And Techniques For Using Crusher Fines Surfacing For Trails

Crusher fines is a finely-crushed stone mix that is often the byproduct of gravel operations. Crushed stone trails provide a user-friendly, all-season surface for all types and ages of visitors, including strollers, wheelchairs, and road bikes. If built properly crushed stone trails can meet the specification for a "firm and stable" surface as defined in  current federal guidelines for accessible trails .

National Recreation Trails
NRTs to visit this spring

Spring is in the air, and it is the perfect time to explore nature and view wildlife on our nation’s National Recreation Trails.
NRT Ambassador Program
 Be a trail volunteer!

We are seeking motivated volunteer Trail Ambassadors that are willing to visit as many of the National Recreation Trails in their region as possible to gather data and identify issues on these great trails.
Featured Recreational Trails Project
Premier Health Atrium Medical Center Bike Park, Lebanon, Ohio
In 2016 the city of Lebanon, Ohio was awarded $150,000 in Recreational Trails Program funds to create a state of the art bike park.
Join our Facebook Group!
Trail Workers of America

If you are a trail worker or volunteer, join our Facebook group "Trail Workers of America" to connect, ask questions, share your experiences, and more.
2020 Funding Action Alert!

FY20 appropriations is in full swing. National, state, and local organizations, including both motorized and non-motorized trail users, have joined together in developing a funding request to benefit all trail users. Federal funding of our trails is critical in maintaining access and preserving our trails. It's important for Congress to hear from the trail community as a whole on the importance of trail funding. Please consider joining the cause by completing the google form  here.
R esources and Training

Landowners Relations Manual
This manual explains the duties of the Landowner Relations Director for the Bruce Trail and suggests some of the best and most effective ways to carry them out. A Landowner Relations Director is fundamental to the success of securing a permanent corridor for the Trail.

Trail Tools: Grubbing and Raking
These are the most commonly used Grubbing and Raking Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.

American Trails website resources
Check out our volunteer portal for the latest available volunteer opportunities, and our training calendar for upcoming conferences and events.

Featured Trail Industry Manufacturer: Greenfields Outdoor Fitness
Greenfields Outdoor Fitness is a leading provider of outdoor exercise equipment to public parks, schools, the U.S. military, and numerous other entities. By enabling users to work against their own body mass, the fitness equipment can be used by almost anyone, regardless of ability or fitness level. All exercise units are virtually maintenance-free and require no lubrication.  Learn more about this company in the American Trails Online Business Directory...
International Trails Symposium News
Final 5% exhibitor discount ends March 28
This is the last discount offered for sponsors and exhibitors. Learn more here .

Workshop registration ends March 30
Confirm your spot in one or more of our offsite workshops. Check out the list of workshops here .

Hotel block cut-off date is March 28
The cut-off date for our block of rooms at the Crowne Plaza Syracuse ($131/night) ends Thursday. Make your reservation online here .

Volunteer onsite and receive a free TRAIL BOSS shirt!
We are still in need of volunteers in the following areas: exhibit hall setup and breakdown, room hosts, registration assistants, and breakfast ticket takers. View all of the volunteer time slots and sign up here .