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There are countless special places in America, but only about 100 have been distinguished enough to be called national monuments. Granted protection by Congress or the president by way of the Antiquities Act, these emblems of our country’s landscape allow us—from generation to generation—to learn, discover and admire. Taking the form of statues, forests, canyons, ruins or reefs, it’s no wonder that people from all over come to visit these spectacular sites and act as their ambassadors.
Scattered throughout the U.S., many of them have or are near trails—lucky for trail lovers! Here’s a short list of five rail-trails that’ll help you reach, explore and admire some of these incredible places.
Perhaps nothing is more reminiscent of childhood treasure hunts than geocaching on a multi-use trail or rail-trail...
Winter is not coming, it is already here. The air is piercing, the ground covered in sheets of snow...
Here, you’ll find some extraordinary rail-trails tucked away in quiet forests that offer colorful spectacles come fall...