Posts Categorized: Trail Towns

Featured Trail Town – Stillwater, Minnesota

Stillwater

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series spotlighting Stillwater, Minnesota, the historic Birthplace of Minnesota. The following Trail Town profile was written by Sydney Schoeberle from Minneapolis based Bellmont Partners on behalf of Discover Stillwater. With a population of around 19,000, the charming town is nestled right on the scenic St. Croix River… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – North Lake Tahoe

North Lake Tahoe

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series spotlighting North Lake Tahoe, California. Most trail runners may be familiar with this region as home to the start of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run and the start and finish line for the Broken Arrow Skyrace, but did you know there’s so much more… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series, this time spotlighting the Lehigh Valley region located in eastern Pennsylvania. Written by Bree Nidds and Mary Coryell, this feature was provided by Discover Lehigh Valley. Lehigh Valley is home to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, as well as a dozen charming towns and boroughs. Lehigh Valley… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Monterey, California

Monterey

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series spotlighting Monterey County. Nestled along the rugged California coast, this one-time center of the sardine-packing industry, offers scenic beauty and recreational opportunities like trail running, surfing, cycling and hiking. Trail Town When you think of Monterey County, trail running might not be the first thing that… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Fayetteville, Arkansas

Fayetteville Trail Town

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series spotlighting Fayetteville, Arkansas: Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, this gem is a nature lover’s dream, offering scenic beauty and recreational opportunities like trail running, cycling, paddling and rock climbing. Trail Town Fayetteville offers visiting trail runners and residents a multitude of experiences. Here, culture and nature… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Knoxville, Tennessee

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series spotlighting the third largest city in Tennessee – Knoxville: population 189,797. Located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Knoxville is situated in the Tennessee Valley, about halfway between the Great Smoky Mountains to the east and the Cumberland Plateau to the west. [Editors Note] At… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Leadville, Colorado

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. At 10,152 feet, Leadville, Colorado claims the distinction as the highest incorporated city in the United States. Known for its natural scenic beauty, hardy locals and rugged four-season alpine recreation, Leadville also boasts a storied history. History: Leadville was not always named after lead,… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Port Angeles, Washington

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. A hidden gem in Northwest Washington that you should put on your trail destination bucket list is Port Angeles, Washington, population 20,000. Submitted by Peninsula Adventure Sports with support from Lorrie Mittmann, race director for the GOAT Run (Great Olympic Adventure Trail Run) in… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Cañon City, Colorado

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. A hidden gem in the Front Range of the Rockies that you should put on your trail destination bucket list is Cañon City, Colorado, population 16,539. Written by Ashlee Sack, coordinator for ATRA corporate member Fremont Adventure Recreation. Cañon City, Colorado Located at the… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. These articles feature a trail running town that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature the city of Johnstown; located where the Conemaugh River forms at the confluence of its tributaries, the Stonycreek River and the… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Auburn, California

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. These articles feature a trail running town that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature Auburn in foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains with a population of 14,000 full time residents. (Above photo by Carlos Marin)…. Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Boise, Idaho

Welcome to the latest edition of our Trail Town series; this time more appropriately dubbed a “Trail City.”  Boise, ID has a population of 226,570 people and nearly 750,000 in the greater metro area known as the Treasure Valley. This edition of our Trail Town series is written by Bob Pollmann, father of ATRA Project Associate and… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Salida, Colorado

Welcome to another colorful installment of our “Trail Town” series. Every month—and sometimes more often in this case—we will feature an article about a trail running city that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature a location that is out of this world, the city of Salida… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – San Luis Obispo

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. These articles feature a trail running town that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature San Luis Obispo in Coastal California with a population of 46,000 full time residents. San Luis Obispo, California San Luis Obispo,… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Taos Ski Valley

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. These articles feature a trail running town that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico with a population of 78 full time residents. TRAIL TOWN Taos Ski Valley is a… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Roanoke in Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. These articles feature a trail running town that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature Roanoke in Virginia’s Blue Ridge with a population of 99,000, comprised of many smaller communities including Carvins Cove, Mill Mountain Park,… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Carolina Beach, North Carolina

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running town that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature Carolina Beach in southeastern North Carolina, population 6,000. TRAIL TOWN: The Town of Carolina Beach is… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Liberty Lake, Washington

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running town that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature Liberty Lake, Washington, population 8,600. TRAIL TOWN: From white sandy beaches to the vibrant greenery of… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Camden, Maine

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series and the sixth in 2017. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running town that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature Camden, Maine, population 4,850. Trail Town The town of Camden’s motto, “where the… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Durango, Colorado

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series and the fourth in 2017. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running town that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature Durango, Colorado, population 17,834. Trail Town: Incorporated in 1881 as a train depot… Read more »