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Americans now enjoy some 13,000 miles of rail-trails across the U.S. Rail-trails are simply old railroad paths that have been converted into recreational trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and inline skating. Some paths are wheelchair accessible.

If you're headed out for a day of outdoor fun, this "Officials Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Guidebook" is a handy companion. It explains features of 55 rail-trails covering more than 630 miles within Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

We liked the softcover guide's two-color format. It's easy to read. The guide also features handy maps, also quite legible. 

Using this book, you'll read about what you'll see along the trail, the path's mileage, the terrain's difficulty, and the rail-trail surface (such as dirt or asphalt). The guidebook uses a series of symbols to show whether the trail is appropriate for biking, wheelchair access, horseback riding and so on.

The guide also gives directions to each rail trail and contact information for local resources. Published by Wilderness Press, the guide's list price is $15.95. You'll find a handy link to Amazon.com on this page.

ISBN 13: 978-0-89997-462-2 IBSN:10: 978-0-89997-462-0.



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