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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    St. Paddy’s Day Clean-up & River Grooming

    This St. Patrick’s Day, I traded green beers and rowdy Irish songs for a different kind of green fun – a day on the Verde River to clean up trash and trim back strainers in preparation for this year’s Verde River Runoff Canoe & Kayak Race. After the winter, there was a lot of debris and junk that was swept down the river that needed to be hauled out.

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    Successful Ashley River Clean Up

    The Summerville Saltwater Anglers, a family oriented fishing club, held a successful second annual Ashley River Cleanup at Jessen’s landing in Summerville, South Carolina. The group has adopted the Ashley River, American Rivers newest Blue Trail.

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    RiverFest 2015: A Month-long Celebration of our Connection with the Verde River

    Spring breathes new life into the Verde Valley! Not only does the lushness come back to the Valley, but activities and events are abundant along the Verde River as a part of RiverFest. This month-long celebration of the Valley’s connection to the Verde River is sponsored by the Verde River Valley Nature Organization and is chock full of events to celebrate our appreciation for the River and its impact on our quality of life and economic prosperity.

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 »