Just in time for summer, 41 new segments of the US National Recreation Trails system, covering about 650 land and water miles in 17 states, are open for business. These are part of a much larger system of about 1,100 trails spanning 13,000 miles.
The new segments are in AL, AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN, NJ, NM, OK, PA, TN, and WV. AL is a big winner with 21 trails, while the other states gain 1 or 2.
- For more information on the new trails, see "America's Great Outdoors: Deputy Secretary Hayes, Senator Durbin Announce Designation of 41 New National Recreation Trails,"  Interior Dept. release of June 2, 2011.
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