Newsletters: Spring 2019

The Spring 2019 Newsletter is now available. MainStrasse Village, Kentucky New website ADT Signage legislation Happifeet Award Printed maps discussion New signs and maps in Colorado Virtual ADT travel in Nebraska North Platte, Nebraska, Heart of America Previous editions are available on the Newsletter page.

Signage: S.47 Signed By The President

On March 12 2019 President Trump signed the “Natural Resources Management Act.” containing a small section authorizing the placement of ADT signs on federal land, now we have to determine where we want the signs, buy the signs, and negotiate placement of signs with the various departments involved. The main federal lands involved are National … Read More

On The Trail: Annual Katy Trail Ride

The 19th annual Katy Trail Ride, June 17-21 allows bicyclists to experience Katy Trail State Park from Clinton to St. Charles. Missouri State Parks and Missouri State Parks Foundation invite you to join them on this scenic five-day ride on the nation’s longest developed and most popular rail trail. This year’s ride covers approximately 231 miles … Read More

More Great Signage News for the ADT

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, the House of Representatives passed S.47, the massive public lands bill, officially termed the “Natural Resources Management Act.” The Senate had previously passed it on Feb. 12. Section 2503 instructs the Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture to help install ADT trail signs on federal lands. The House considered this bill under … Read More

New Missouri Coordinator

Please welcome Harold Draper as the Missouri Coordinator. Harold lives in Kansas City and is retired from FEMA. He is the president at Friends of Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge and on the board of the Kansas City Chapter of the Missouri Native Plant Society. When he lived in Mississippi, he co-founded a Natchez Trace … Read More

New Sponsor: I Bike Kansas.com

We welcome our latest business partner, IBikeKansas.com If you are interested in sponsoring the ADTS as a business partner check out all the details here – plans start at $50/year

Great Signage News For ADT Routes!

America’s first coast-to-coast trail could soon receive a huge upgrade, thanks to legislation that just passed the U.S. Senate. The Natural Resources Management Act of 2019 directs federal land managers to allow the American Discovery Trail Society to place signs marking the American Discovery Trail (ADT) on the lands they oversee.  The bill passed the … Read More

On The Trail: Kennedy 50 Mile C&O Canal Walk

The 6th annual reprise of John F Kennedy’s 1963 walk on the C&O Canal, part of the American Discovery Trail. We got very late notice of this but since it is an annual event posted it anyway. https://www.kennedy50.org/

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