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.

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    Free February Webinar – Sign Up Today!

    Join us on Tuesday (2/28) at 1 p.m. ET for a webinar on the revitalization of the St. Louis River Corridor, led by the City of Duluth and Minnesota Land Trust.

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    January Webinar – Watch Today!

      Did you miss our free January webinar, Community Stewardship through Experiential Education? You can watch it here today! Learn how communities can implement a community-based approach to watershed conservation using experiential education as a primary tool.

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    Marketing Your River

    Over the last decade, gateway communities have realized that protecting and restoring their local river encourages recreation, connects the community to the river and creates an economic engine for the region. To illustrate the benefits communities have discovered by protecting and restoring local rivers, American Rivers developed a series of case studies highlighting gateway communities… Read more »

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 »