Protecting Rivers, Connecting Communities

Blueways: Protecting Rivers, Connecting Communities

Water trails, also known as blueways or blue trails, connect communities, promote health and recreation, and safeguard clean water.

A blue trail is a dedicated stretch of river that enjoys special clean water safeguards and is a destination for fishing, boating, and other recreation. Blue trails, like hiking trails, help people discover rivers and provide a connection between urban and rural communities and the great outdoors. Blue trails provide a fun and exciting way to get youth outdoors and are economic drivers benefiting local businesses and quality of life.

American Rivers produced this video to highlight the benefits of water trails across the United States, and to encourage all citizens to make these trails a priority in America’s Great Outdoors initiative.