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Getting Out And About

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SUPPLEMENTARY CONTENT

One or more of the following organizations may have just the activity or information you need to explore new territory and stay active.

WALKING AND HIKING

AMERICAN VOLKSSPORT ASSOCIATION
1001 Pat Booker Road, Suite 101
Universal City, TX 78148
(210) 659-2112
AVAHQ@ava.org
www.ava.org
The AVA has a network of about 300 clubs and more than 3,000 events per year.

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240
www.nps.gov
Order park brochures or find out how to contact specific national parks.

U.S. FOREST SERVICE
(800) 832-1355
www.fs.fed.us
Web site offers links to information on forests and grasslands across the United States.

AMERICAN HIKING SOCIETY
1422 Fenwick Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 565-6704
www.americanhiking.org
The American Hiking Society (AHS) is a network of hiking organizations in the United States working to protect footpaths, trail lands, and the hiking experience. You can find a local hiking club though the AHS.

APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB
5 Joy Street
Boston, MA 02108
617-523-0655
www.outdoors.org
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club is America’s oldest conservation and recreation organization. There are 12 regional chapters in the Northeast.

SIERRA CLUB
85 Second Street, Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 977-5500
www.sierraclub.org
In addition to their advocacy for the environment, the Sierra Club and its chapters sponsor local, national, and international wilderness trips.

PACIFIC CREST TRAIL ASSOCIATION
1331 Garden Highway
Sacramento, CA 95833
(916) 285-1846
www.pcta.org
The Association manages and operates the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail in California, Oregon, and Washington.

AMERICAN DISCOVERY TRAIL
P.O. Box 20155
Washington, DC 20041-2155
(540) 720-5489
(800) 663-2387
www.discoverytrail.org
The American Discovery Trail stretches from Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware, to Pt. Reyes National Seashore, California. It is 6,300 miles of continuous, multi-use, off-road trail (wherever possible and feasible) across the United States for nonmotorized users.

RAILS-TO-TRAILS CONSERVANCY
The Duke Ellington Building
2121 Ward Court, NW
5th Floor
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 331-9696
www.railtrails.org
A not-for-profit organization that can help you locate a rail-trail in your area.

EAST COAST GREENWAY ALLIANCE
5315 Highgate Drive, Suite 105
Durham, NC 27713
(919) 797-0619
info@greenway.org
www.greenway.org
The Greenway will be a 2,600-mile, traffic-free path for nonmotorized use, linking East Coast cities from Maine to Florida. Launched in 1991, the East Coast Greenway trail has been established with more than one fourth in traffic-free off-road routes as of 2011.

THE URBAN PARKS INSTITUTE AT PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES
419 Lafayette Street, Seventh Floor
New York, NY 10003
info@pps.org
(212) 620-5660
http://www.pps.org/parks/the-urban-parks-institute/
Find out about activities at your local park.

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