Proposed Greenway trail in sync with county plans to put parks near residential areas

Supporters pushing for a Santa Maria Creek Greenway trail are optimistic their plans will align with the county Board of Supervisors’ new goals to locate urban county parks within walking distance of homes.

Ramona Trails Association President Glen Morgan said he and Greenway advocates John Degenfelder and Don Wendt, who are also RTA members, discussed the supervisors’ new direction during a March 15 trails meeting at Dos Picos County Park.

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Wrightsville joins Trail Town Program | Community News

Officials in Wrightsville, York County, have positioned the borough to take advantage of economic development opportunities that could attract bikers, hikers and history buffs to the river town.

Borough Council unanimously approved joining the Trail Town Program on March 15 after a presentation touting the economic impacts of trails by Steve Nelson, a consultant for Trail Town. Then, Mark Platts, president of Susquehanna National Heritage Area, presented a concept plan

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Column: Little-known trail a favorite among long-distance hikers

For some, a long-distance, wilderness trail is simply a call to a destination. For others it’s all about the journey.

San Diego County is home to such a trail, perhaps one of the best hiking routes you’ve never heard of.

It’s called the San Diego Trans-County Trail, or just TCT for those in the know.

At about 150 to 170 miles, depending on your route, it’s a reality in many

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Newly installed signs aim to make Conewago Recreation Trail safer | Regional

When: Mount Joy Township supervisors meeting, Feb. 15.

What happened: Users of the Conewago Recreation Trail — typically walkers, joggers and bicyclists — will see new warning signs as they approach state Route 743/Hershey Road in Mount Joy Township. Supervisors approved the installation of the new signage during the meeting after hearing an update on safety recommendations from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation following a study of the trail crossing,

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Updates continue along non-motorized Border-to-Border trail in Washtenaw County

WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI — Progress continues along a non-motorized public pathway expected to total 70 miles.

The latest segment of the Border-to-Border trail to open was in November 2020 at the Huron River in Delhi Metropark. Another stretch of the trail segment, from Zeeb to East Delhi roads, will begin in the winter, with a planned opening in summer 2021. The project also involves moving Skip’s Huron River Canoe Livery

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Parks publishes design guidelines to encourage local communities to protect the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail | Local Announcements

ALBANY — The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has published guidelines for local land use planning officials to help protect the historic integrity of remnants of an early 19th aqueduct that once supplied New York City drinking water.

The Community Design Guidelines to Support Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park provides recommendations to elected officials, staff, and land use and architectural review boards that

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Winamac trail gains national status. Will it help? Plus, Warren Miller ski film returns. | Life

The very rural 22-mile Panhandle Pathway out of Winamac is now a national trail. The U.S. Department of the Interior announced in October that the paved trail now joins more than 83,000 miles of routes for paddling, cycling, hiking and other activities in what’s called the National Trails System — more than 1,300 trails in all.

It joins the Kankakee River National Water Trail, which gained its status in 2016

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Chippewa River Water Trail gets national designation | Front Page

EAU CLAIRE — Already beloved by tubers, kayakers and fishermen, the 4.2-mile stretch of the Chippewa River that runs through the heart of Eau Claire recently was designated a national recreation trail.

The Chippewa River Water Trail was one of two Wisconsin trails to receive the designation last week by U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt. The other one in Wisconsin was the 52-mile Heart of Vilas County Paved

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This old abandoned train tunnel in Clinton could soon become the crowning jewel of the Mass. Central Rail Trail

Take a drive along Route 70 in Clinton past the Wachusett Dam and you could easily miss a section where the road widens just a little to allow room for a few cars to pull over and park. But if you look closely amidst the overgrown brush, you might notice a hidden path that climbs up a small hill.

At the top, you’ll find two large graffiti-covered granite walls protruding

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As London struggles to regain its mojo, Treehouse is blazing the trail for hotels in the city

Treehouse hotel, London
Treehouse hotel, London

I felt a twinge of apprehension as I walked towards Treehouse in London for my first hotel stay since lockdown. Not because I was afraid of catching coronavirus, more because the thought that hotels, like the high street, would be condemned to a drab and depressing “new normal” had filled me with dread for weeks.

Treehouse, a relatively new hangout that opened in September last year, is

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Trump’s terrible, no good, very bad stretch on the campaign trail

President Trump’s re-election bid has had a rough few weeks, with challenges coming from both his stewardship of the presidency and past personal controversies that may be catching up with him. Coronavirus is worsening in much of the country, he’s down in the polls, his response to the pandemic has been heavily criticized and he gets low marks from voters on race relations. 

He’s also had to endure the publication

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