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
(800) 830-WALK (830-9255)
The AVA has a network of 450 clubs and more than 3,000 events per year in all 50 states.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240
Order park brochures or find out how to contact specific national parks.
U.S. FOREST SERVICE
Web site offers links to information on forests and grasslands across the United States.
AMERICAN HIKING SOCIETY
1422 Fenwick Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club is America’s oldest conservation and recreation organization. There are 12 regional chapters in the Northeast.
85 Second Street, Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105-3441
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
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
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.
The Duke Ellington Building
2121 Ward Court, NW
Washington, DC 20037
A not-for-profit organization that can help you locate a rail-trail in your area.
EAST COAST GREENWAY ALLIANCE
5315 Highgate Dr ste 105
Durham, NC 27713
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
700 Broadway, 4th Fl
New York, NY 10003
Find out about activities at your local park.