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Hikers enjoying the Northern Delaware Greenway National Recreation Trail.

National recreation trails recognize existing trails that connect people to local resources and improve their quality of life.
Applications are based on diverse partnerships, and more than 1200 trails have already been designated on federal, state, local, and privately owned land throughout the country.

Benefits of NRT designation include:
- access to technical assistance,
- access to funding opportunities, and
- inclusion in the online NRT database.

For more information about the NRT program, including benefits and application criteria, please visit the NRT web site hosted by American Trails, our lead nonprofit partner for this program, or contact the NRT Coordinator at 202-354-6910.

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