A Blue Trail is a river adopted by communities that are dedicated to improving family friendly recreation such as fishing, boating, hiking, and wildlife watching, and conserving rivers and lands.

Blue Trails can help local communities connect with their river, increase recreation, and help their local economy. Hitchcock Creek's Blue Trail is a great example of how towns from small to large can benefit from reconnecting with their river.

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    International Trails Symposium – Call for Proposals deadline 1/9

    Are you a trail advocate with a great success story that you need to share with the rest of the trail community? Now is your chance! Our partner, American Trails, has a request out for proposals for the 2015 International Trails Symposium, held in Portland, OR on May 17 – 20th. Submit your case study… Read more »

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    Community Forum– Conversations on Partner Engagement

    Have you joined the Community Forum yet? This is the place for you to connect with, share ideas, and learn from other like-minded river conservation and recreation enthusiasts like you! Joining the Community Forum is quick and easy and we have a series of mini tutorials to help familiarize you with the community so you… Read more »

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    Community Engagement Webinar

    Join American Rivers, and our partner on the Waccamaw River Christine Ellis, on December 16th at 11 am MT/1 pm ET for an interactive webinar where you will learn ways to increase participation in your stakeholder group, while having engaging and meaningful conversations to further recreation and river conservation along your local river.

What They’re Saying

  • Holly Loff

    “Rivers have always been at the heart of our family time. And we experience great things there together. We’ve watched goslings attempt their first swim, collected snail shells, caught laughably small fish and admirably large fish together, and so much more. Blue Trails help families like mine more easily enjoy their rivers. Whether through tubing,… Read more »