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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  • Jobsis Cedar Creek CNP044

    Let’s Celebrate Congaree National Park and the Congaree River Blue Trail

    A recent visit to the Congaree National Park website brought home an important landmark in time – 2016 is the 100th anniversary of the National Park System. And what a great testament to the successes of national park system the Congaree is!

  • Bob Rothrock on verde river 2013

    I Used to Miss My Raft

        Today’s post is by guest blogger Bob Rothrock, Board Member with Friends of Verde River Greenway, advocate for the Verde River and organizes river experiences on the Verde River for friends and the public.     My inflatable kayak was rigged and in the water except for the bow. I stepped into the cockpit,… Read more »

  • wendy mcdermott, nooksack river

    Free August Webinar: Making the Case for Conservation and Recreation – The Upper Nooksack Recreation Plan

    Join us on Tuesday, August 23 at 1 p.m. ET to learn about the collaborative effort to create the Upper Nooksack River Recreation Plan. Stemming from efforts to protect the Upper Nooksack through Wild & Scenic River designation, the plan provides recommendations for non-motorized recreation and protection of its natural and cultural values. Webinar participants… 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 »