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National Trails Day!

Today (June 3) is National Trails Day.  It’s a time to celebrate trails of all shapes and sizes. From well known long distance trails like the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail to local bike paths and neighborhood walking trails. … Continue reading

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The Great Plains Trail – A Few More Areas of National Interest

Last week, we listed all of the National Historic Trails that the GPT will cross and added them to the list of National Parks, National Monuments, National Forests, and National Grasslands that will also be crossed by the trail as … Continue reading

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The Great Plains – A National Historic Treasure

The previous post was all about the various National Parks, National Monuments, National Forests, and National Grasslands that the Great Plains Trail (GPT) will pass through.  In addition to those area of national interest, the GPT will also cross no … Continue reading

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Our National Scenic Trails

As far as National Scenic Trails are concerned (and for these purposes I’m not including National Historic Trails or National Recreation Trails), there are currently 11 in existence (three of them were added as recently as 2009).  They represent some … Continue reading

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The National Trails System

The Great Plains Trail, almost regardless of its eventual exact route, will cross several National Historic Trails.  Although both part of the National Trails System, National Historic Trails (NHT) differ from National Scenic Trails (NST) in that their primary focus … Continue reading

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