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Go where the trail leads you poster featuring the PNTS logo and Bell's Official IPA

Bell’s Brewery and Partnership for the National Trails System Team Up to Raise Awareness of Trails for the “Go Where the Trail Leads You” Campaign

The Partnership for the National Trails System and Bell’s Brewery are teaming up this September and October to raise awareness about trails through a co-branded campaign called  “Go Where the Trail Leads You”. The Partnership for the National Trails System is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization…

Chesapeake Roving Ranger van parked in front of a park with the waters of the Chesapeake Bay in the distant background. The van features a colorful vinyl wrap depicting kayakers on the water trail.

Star-Spangled Banner NHT’s ‘Roving Ranger’ Brings the Trail to You

Trail will focus on underserved communities with their new “mobile visitors’ center”. The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail (SSBNHT) is creating a mobile visitors’ center to appear at various Trail partner sites and public events throughout the Chesapeake Bay region. The mobile center—made up of…

National Trails System Council Update

2021-22 marks a year of transition for the National Trails System Council.  By John Cannella, National Program Manager, NPS National Wild and Scenic Rivers and National Trails Systems. As many of you know, the National Trails System Council (formerly known as the Federal Interagency Council…

2021 Warrior Hikers at the start of their thru-hike of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail

Thru-Hiking Like a Warrior

“Warrior Expeditions” provide post-combat healing on National Trails. By Angie Miller, Director of Administration, Warrior Expeditions. Once an obscure bit of outdoor-industry jargon, the term “thru-hike” has become increasingly common in the American lexicon. As the demand for access to outdoor recreation continues to rise…

Registration Now Open Virtual Hike the Hill® 2021- March 8-26, 2021

We hope you will join us March 8-26, 2021 for Virtual Hike the Hill 2021®!  Now in its 24th year, Hike the Hill® is a joint effort between the American Hiking Society and the Partnership for the National Trails System to bring together the trails…

Save the Date! 2021 Virtual Hike the Hill

We hope you will join us March 8-26, 2021 for Virtual Hike the Hill 2021®!  Registration and tentative schedule will be available in the second week of January. Now in its 24th year, Hike the Hill® is a joint effort between the American Hiking Society and the Partnership for the…

Fall National Trails Workshop – Registration Open & Detailed Schedule Available!

September 22, 2020 – We would like to welcome you to join us at the National Trails Virtual Fall Workshop! These are indeed challenging times along our National Trails System. With the continuing COVID-19 health crisis, so many schedules, activities, trail events, and trail projects…

Partnership’s Statement upon Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act in the House

July 22, 2020 The Partnership for the National Trails System issued the following statement from Board President Barney Scout Mann upon passage of the Great American Outdoors Act in the U.S. House of Representatives: Today’s vote to pass the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) and…

Valerie Rupp named Executive Director of the Partnership for the National Trails System

The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) has appointed Valerie C. Rupp of Baltimore, Maryland, to serve as the new Executive Director for the organization which represents 30 national scenic and historic trails. Valerie currently is Corporate & Foundation Stewardship Director for Baltimore’s People…

Fall National Trails Workshop Moves to Virtual Format

Fall National Trails Workshop Moves to Virtual Format With much careful thought and deliberation, a consensus decision was reached earlier today at the Trail Leaders Council meeting to cancel the Partnership for the National Trails System’s in-person Fall Workshop (scheduled for October 26-30, 2020 in…