White House Millennium Council
President Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton chose to honor the important influence that trails have on the lives of all Americans. Millennium Trails is a national initiative of the White House Millennium Council, in partnership with the Department of Transportation, Rail-to-Trails Conservancy, the American Hiking Society, and the National Endowment for the Arts, that recognize, promote and stimulate the creation of trails to "Honor the Past and Imagine the Future" as part of America's legacy for the year 2000.
A second major category of trail designated under the Millennium Trails Program is the Millennium Legacy Trail. Nominated by governors from the nation's states and jurisdictions, these include rail-trails and greenways, historic trails, cultural itineraries, recreation paths, waterways, alternative transportation corridors, and many other types of trails.
(1) 16 National Millennium Trails; The Underground Railroad Trail and the North Country Trail are National Millennium Trails.
(2) 52 Millennium Legacy Trails (State Level); Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh to Harrisburg Greenway
(3) 2,000 Community Millennium Trails; Over 2000 trails projects were recognized in honor of the millennium