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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…

A woman stands outside the Trujillo Adobe with a young boy and girl near the beginning of the 20th Century.

National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2021 ‘America’s Most Endangered Places List’ Includes Sites on NHTs

By Mike Dawson, PNTS Affiliate Member The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) has announced its Most Endangered Places List for 2021 and, out of 11 sites included this year, it includes important sites on two existing, and one proposed, National Historic Trails (NHTs): the…

Fire Watch on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Two brush fires on the AT within two weeks have officials and land managers on alert. On April 30, 2021, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) announced a 7.4 mile trail closure in Virginia near the popular hiking destinations of Dragon’s Tooth and McAfee Knob as a…

North Country Trail Association Helps Secure 242 Acres on the Minnesota-Wisconsin Border

With help from partners, NCTA preserved a mile of trail and eliminated a nearly one-mile-long road walk. Project Quick Facts:   Area secured: 242 acres Trail preserved: 1 mile Road walk removed: ¾ mile Funding partners: Pheasants Forever; Carlton County, MN; NCTA Land manager: Carlton County,…

Trails link people to landscapes and culture

Now more than ever we need our parks, natural areas and trails. Together we can build and improve accessibility and put the national scenic and historic trails on the map and into your home! Trails link people to landscapes and culture. During this time of…

A breath of fresh air – the National Trails System

Now more than ever we need our trails, natural areas and public outdoor spaces. Together we can build and improve accessibility and put the national scenic and historic trails on the map and into your home! During stressful times, it is well known that a…

Trails enrich your community

Now more than ever we need our trails, natural areas and public outdoor spaces. Together we can build and improve accessibility and put the national scenic and historic trails on the map and into your home! Are you curious about the area where you live…

Support Needed for the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Please Sign on to Support the Land and Water Conservation Fund! Every few years, we refresh our LWCF Coalition Statement of Support, which lays out our coalition’s message to Congress, and is signed by supporters ranging from local to national groups who are working to…

National Trails System GIS Network

Do you like National Trails?  Are you interested in mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and other technologies?  If you answered yes to one or both of these questions, then you should join the National Trails System GIS Network!  The network was…