Tennessee: Couple completes 50-state
Ohio: Summer camp on the railroad
Nova Scotia: Converted train station
now a bed and breakfast
The small port city of Astoria, Oregon,
is big on charm and heavy on the sea
breeze. Add to its list of attractions the
Astoria River Trail, which follows the city’s
waterfront past local restaurants, breweries,
museums, and plenty of sea lions.
STORY AND PHOTOS BY KARL WIRSING/RTC
Eye On: South Carolina
RTC Spotlight: Trails for Illinois
Trail Tales: What’s the kookiest event
you’ve seen on a rail-trail?
Ohio, North Carolina, California and
On the cover:
Jessica Holms of Crab Orchard,
Ill., enjoys an afternoon stroll along the Tunnel
Hill State Trail with her daughters Madison
Photo by Joel Hawksley
An enthusiastic champion of outdoor
recreation in her state, the wife of
Governor Steve Beshear knows trail
development offers many benefits for
BY ABBY LAUB
George Pullman first added a kitchen
to a rail car in 1867. In the following
decades, fine dining became one of the
signature luxuries of train travel.
BY JAMES D. PORTERFIELD
Jon Crane’s world-renowned watercolors
of the area around the George S.
Mickelson Trail add another dimension
to a visit to the fascinating Black Hills
region of South Dakota.
BY EMILY McINTYRE
Within the delta of the Mississippi and
Ohio rivers, the 45-mile Tunnel Hill State
Trail is tree-lined and lush. This feature
visits a part of the Midwest that has more
than a hint of the South.
BY JOHN GREENFIELD