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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  • "Verde River Institute float trip, TapcoRAP to TuziRAP, 7/18/15."

    Summer Fun on the Verde

    Today’s post is a guest blog by Susan Culp, our Verde River Coordinator. Summers in Arizona are hot, and when the thermometer starts creeping up above the 110 mark, it’s time to beat the heat of the urban jungle and escape up north to bask in the cooler temperatures.

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    Visit the Waccamaw! New film features the Blue Trail

    Slow-moving blackwater. Untouched cypress vistas. Swallowtail kites and ospreys soaring overhead. Our new film features the many treasures of South Carolina’s Waccamaw River Blue Trail.   Come explore the Waccamaw with its extensive unique wetlands and wildlife habitat, rich history, and endless recreation opportunities. American Rivers helped launch the Waccamaw River Blue Trail in 2009… Read more »

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    August Monthly Webinar – Making the Link: Recreation and Conservation

    Join us next Tuesday, August 25th at 1 pm ET/11 am MT for our monthly Blue Trails Training webinar series. This month we will highlight a case study illustrating how intrinsic values communities place on river and land recreation have spurred conservation initiatives in Montana.

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 »