American Trails, the only national, nonprofit organization working on behalf of all trail interests, announced the winners of its 2008 American Trails Website Contest today.
Among the several categories awarded in this year's contest, HikingintheSmokys.com was named the best website for Trails on Federal Lands.
HikingintheSmokys.com has prided itself on being the most comprehensive resource for free hiking trail information for Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Our site offers details on more than 70 trails in the Smokies, including trail descriptions, key features, pictures, video, maps, elevation profiles, news, and more.
Other categories in the contest include best Travel and Tourism site for trails, best Community Trails System site and best State Agency site.
The goal of the annual contest is to publicize the excellent work that trails and greenways enthusiasts are doing across North America. American Trails looks for sites that make trails come alive, provide effective information delivery, support volunteers and engages the public. Ultimately, American Trails wants to showcase ways that advocates and agencies are making a difference for trails.
American Trails will be highlighting the contest winners in its’ upcoming American Trails Magazine, in the next eNewsletter, as well as on the organization’s website.
Since 1988, American Trails has worked on behalf of all trail interests, including hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, horseback riding, water trails, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, trail motorcycling, ATVs, snowmobiling and four-wheeling trails. They support local, regional, and long-distance trails and greenways, whether they are in backcountry, rural or urban areas. Their goal is to support America's trails by finding common ground and promoting cooperation among all trail interests.
Each of the winners from this year’s contest can be seen by going to the American Trails website contest winner’s page at:
I would like to thank American Trails for providing a venue to showcase all of the trail websites that entered the contest.