Did you know there are approximately 2400 rail trails in the United States? As of early 2023, there are 25,401 miles of rail trails and 9,202 miles of potential rails to trails projects in the planning stages! Also referred to as rails to trails, these multi-use paths take the place of former railroad beds and provide a much safer and accessible way to enjoy the outdoors!
Since the pandemic, there’s been a massive uptick in people recreating outdoors. However, due to the inexperience of those newer adventurers, there’s also been a huge disconnect in how we should respect the environment, wildlife and each other. Thus, this serves as a reminder of how we all should recreate responsibly.