You are likely paying for your city and county trail systems – many are maintained with tax dollars – so why not USE them? Multi-use trail systems have much to offer but not everyone takes advantage of these smart, municipal park systems. This blog continues Ruoff’s series on urban living and will introduce you to several ways you can make the most of your city’s trail system.
Trail systems are not a new concept in urban living. They’ve been around since the first Woodstock. Their design hasn’t changed much over the decades, but their appeal and accessibility are on the rise. The basic design of a multi-use trail system is a linear park, often maintained by city or county employees, that weaves green space through areas inhabited by humans. Here are some of the ways you can enjoy the trails:
Now it’s time for an anecdote: This writer once observed a family walking their dog. The dog looked friendly, so she asked to approach. But wait! The animal was not a dog. It was the family’s adorable pet pig. And yes, it snorted. You never know what you’ll see on the trail.
City and county park systems offer all sorts of trail-based programming. Here are a few of the classes and events common to this style of park:
Access to municipal trail systems is a beautiful perk of urban living. Are you making the most of your city’s trail system? If so, tell us about it in the comments. If you haven’t discovered your nearby trail system yet, give it a try. Happy trails!
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