Here's a great article that was posted on the American Trails Website.
Trailheads and trail facilities
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Providing distinctive identity signs for your trail: examples from around the country
National Recreation Trails (NRTs) provide numerous outdoor recreation activities in a variety of urban, rural, and remote areas. Nearly 1,100 trails in all 50 states, available for public use and ranging from less than a mile to 485 miles in length, have been designated as NRTs on federal, state, municipal, and privately owned lands.
Long Island Greenbelt Trail (NEWSDAY’s pick for Best Trails for 2008-2009): Follow the courses of the Nissequogue and Connetquot rivers on all or part of a 32-mile adventure from Long Island Sound to Great South Bay. Bluffs and beaches, ponds and pines, history and diversity - this National Recreation Trail has it all. Pass through spectacular Sunken Meadow, Caleb Smith, Connetquot and Heckscher state parks, and traverse the Ronkonkoma Moraine - and stop in to visit us in our office at Blydenburgh County Park. Hikers have been enjoying this true cross-section of Long Island since 1978.
The Westchester RiverWalk is a planned 51.5-mile multi-faceted pathway paralleling the Hudson River in Westchester. RiverWalk spans 14 municipalities in Westchester and is part of the Hudson River Valley Greenway system. 32.9 miles of RiverWalk's route is publicly accessible, utilizing newly constructed sections as well as existing sidewalks, paths and trails, such as the Old Croton Aqueduct, and paths within existing parks and facilities.
The New England National Scenic Trail (NET) is a 215-mile trail route that has been in existence for over half a century. It travels through 39 communities in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The NET is comprised primarily of the historic Metacomet, Monadnock and Mattabesett (M-M-M) Trails. Since federal designation in 2009, there have been some noteworthy changes to the historic route, including an extension to Long Island Sound in Connecticut and a deviation from a portion from the historic Metacomet-Monadnock Trail in Massachusetts.
The route features classic New England landscape features: long distance vistas with rural towns as a backdrop, agrarian lands, unfragmented forests, and large river valleys. The trail also travels through important Native American and colonial historical landmarks and highlights a range of diverse ecosystems and natural resources traprock ridges, mountain summits, forested glades, vernal pools, lakes, streams and waterfalls.
Voss Signs is a proud Patron Member of American Trails and provides various trail signage for the entire trails system. Trail signage comes from 100% post-consumer recycled aluminum and 10% pre-consumer recycled plastic. Printed with durable UV coated inks and specialty vinyls to provide long lasting outdoor and cost effective solutions. Information about these types of signs and other products can be found in any issue of the American Trails Magazine or at www.vosssigns.com.
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