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These rusting railroads have found second lives as trails for hiking, biking, and even horseback riding.
THE TOWN WITH NO ROADS Giethoorn in Holland is a beautiful and quiet little village unique in that you will not find a single road in the entire town. Rather, it is connected by waterways and paths and some biking trails. Visitors are always welcomed and encouraged to rent an electric and noiseless "Whisper Boat" to explore this little piece of heaven on earth.
Missouri: Katy Trail ~ Only minutes from my home, yet so many miles long. I really need to explore more of the trail.
MUST SEE- 10 Best US Rail Trails Several in East; has links to websites for each. Includes Virginia Creeper Trail: Virginia Island Rail Line: Minuteman: Boston area Pinellas: Florida Bizz Johnson: John Wayne: Ghost Town Trail: Pennsylvania
Cherry Creek Bike Path—Denver, Colorado: The standout (among many in this city) is the Cherry Creek Path, which extends from the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River in downtown, all the way to Cherry Creek Reservoir 12 miles to the southeast. Due to its central location, smooth grading and infrequent intersections, the path is practically a commuter highway from Aurora and points in between. But lest the h-word scare anyone, Cherry Creek is also known for its natural beauty.
Bike trails range from easy to exhilarating, but all reward with sweeping views of the water. Lake Trail, Palm Beach, Florida: Nicknamed the Trail of Conspicuous Consumption, the Lake Trail in Palm Beach, Florida, rolls past some of the swankiest mansions in the world. The easy nine-mile out-and-back ride follows the Intracoastal Waterway on a flat, paved trail near Lake Worth.
High Bridge Trail is a 31-mile multi-use trail ideally suited for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding.