National Trails System celebrates 40th anniversary
By Pam Gluck
Executive Director, American Trails.org
October 2, 2008, marks the 40th anniversary of passage of the National Trails System Act. This Act opened the door to federal involvement in trails of all types, from city centers to remote backcountry. Virtually every trail in the country has benefited from the Act and many trail initiatives over the last 40 years can find their roots in it...
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Pretty cool that there were 25 newly designated National Recreation Trails this year! :
http://www.americantrails.org/nationalr ... Tapps.html
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