Amazing Heritage Trails from around the World.

Early spring at Whittemore Sanctuary, Woodbury, Connecticut, March 29, 2024, 4:45PM. According to the official map, this pond is named "Pond". Just to the east is a smaller pond named "Pond."

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Morning hike with my son in the foothills of the Andes Mountains.

June 3, 1983: I slept the sleep of the dead last night, so exhausted I did not wake even for a moment until 6:30 in the morning.

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June 3, 1983: The climb up Hump was a bear, but views from every inch of the trail lightened the load.

Mountainbiker schaden dem Wald nicht und stren auch Tiere nicht mehr als andere Waldnutzer. Insbesondere schaden Mountainbiker dem Wald viel weniger als die .

Streaks of pink and orange sunset. Whitestone Cliffs Trail, Plymouth, Connecticut. October 3, 2020, 6:31 PM.

June 2, 1983: The trail was rough. The mile from the shelter to the cliffs on Little Rock Knob was straight uphill.

Vacant until spring. Empty bird house on state forest field in late autumn. Mattatuck State Forest, Plymouth, Connecticut. October 21, 2020, 5:28 PM.

July 4, 1983: The first half-mile from the hut this morning climbed along the crest of the ridge forming the western rim of the ravine. This led to an interesting summit called Blackrock. It rose above the wooded ridge crest, a huge, barren mound of gray boulders smeared liberally with streaks of green paint.

'Primeval Atom' in Leuven, Belgium

Understanding the size of the universe through a walk in the park.

Sunset Geese. New Britain Reservoir, Southington, Connecticut. August 29, 2019, 7:17 PM.

June 1, 1983: Monday night on the bank of the Nolichucky River had been a time of gentle breezes and soft starlight, but clouds had begun rolling in yesterday morning. By the time I reached the shelter last night they were looking ominous. No rain fell overnight, but day broke gloomy and foreboding.

August 14, 1983: The trail turned into a virtual rock climb straight up the face of a cliff to the top of Barrack Mountain. It was a rather sadistic climb for a backpacking trail, but some open ledges near the summit offered great views to the north and to the south some of the nicest since Shenandoah National Park.

Home is where the heart is.

In the 1980s as railroads abandoned thousands of miles of track following deregulation,
Congress provided for , seeking to preserve rail corridors while allowing for interim use as trails.

Today, there are nearly 26,000 miles of rail-trails in the U.S., according to RTC.

More than $830 million in U.S. Department of Transportation funds announced last week under the Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods grant program went to , and a , according to the Rails to Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit advocacy organization.

Among the projects selected for the Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods program are at least four that will repurpose former railroad lines into trails.

Additional funding of nearly $45 million is now available under the Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment program for planning and construction of and  within communities or along transportation spines between communities, regions or states.

Late October at Beaver Pond. White Memorial Foundation, Morris, Connecticut. October 26, 2023, 3:44 PM.

May 29, 1983: I began hiking exactly at 11:00 beneath a heavy overcast, but no rain. My first three miles were the climb up Big Bald.

Rising sun greets a beautiful spring day at Scoville Reservoir, Wolcott, Connecticut. April 6, 2021, 7:29 AM

Come thither.a beckoning woodland path.

September 28, 1983: After a short, but very steep drop over loose chunks of blasted shale down the sheer cliff face which gives Chairback Mountain its name, came an easy, more gradual descent to East Chairback Pond.

Good morning, friends
23F, snow: 7 inches of powder, birds are singing, blue sky, sunny.

Landscape Photography at Lake Tanuki, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan Join me and my border collie on a short photo shoot to Lake Tanuki and Asagiri-Kogen, located near Mt. Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Highlights: Our

Bee magnet, Woodtick Trail, Wolcott, Connecticut. August 8, 2020, 5:39 PM.

North Campus, UAF

May 26, 1983: After Lovers Leap was some easy woodland hiking before the Appalachian Trail followed a gravel road for a short stretch through some massive, very scenic meadows in a place called Mill Ridge. Years ago, those meadows used to be tobacco fields. I was enjoying the day.

"'The number is not as big as we want it to be, but the fact its happening is huge,' said Brandi Horton from the Rails to Trails Conservancy. 'The administration is understanding in a way we've never seen before the role that active transportation has in helping people get around the places where they live.'"

Pedal Coast-to-Coast Without Using Road New Program Helps Connect Trails Across US

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Full moon at twilight. Lost Ponds, Mattatuck State Forest, Plymouth, Connecticut. May 8, 2017, 8:01 PM.

July 3, 1983: My final twelve miles today were in Shenandoah. The trail inside the park was well-graded and almost completely cleared of overgrowth. I hiked through dignified old forests of stately trees, following the ridgeline for most of the distance. There were a number of good viewpoints.

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You only see this vibrant emerald green in the forest for a fleeting few weeks in as new leaves sprout above and below. Springtime hike at the White Memorial Foundation, Morris, Connecticut. May 8, 2023, 6:09 PM.

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Gambrill House in Frederick, Maryland

This three-story Victorian mansion is now home to the National Park Services Historic Preservation Training Center headquarters.

May 24, 1983: The old mansion sports a fine, two-tiered veranda running the length of the house. I spent a good part of the night relaxing on the upstairs portion near our room, gazing out over the town. After the early 1900s, warm mineral baths lost their popularity and Hot Springs drifted into the quiet backwaters of time.

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Pine Hill, Macedonia Brook State Park, Kent, Connecticut. March 14, 2024, 12:36 PM.

June 2, 1983: Beyond Carvers Gap, the trees rapidly began to thin out along the ridge crest. Near the top of Round Bald stood a small cluster of red pines.

New connector between Des Moines' High Trestle and Raccoon River Valley trails, colloquially known as the "High Raccoon"

"The half-mile-long High Trestle bridge is dramatically framed with a series of offset diagonals"

"Ever since the High Trestle Trail opened 13 years ago, there's been a gap between Woodward, its western terminus, and Perry..the last 2 miles of that 9-mile gap will disappear under an extension of the High Trestle Trail"

It's nice when even tame trails like this have a little spice.

Have you ever been within close earshot of a big tree falling That is LOUD. And clambering through a maze of fresh tree top branches blocking the trail can be quite fun.

Every minute on the trail is a good minute....except if it is too hot.