Meet Our Founders
It all started when...
Carol & Bob Leone turned their lives upside down in 1988 because they wanted to raise their family in a place where people loved the outdoors! They left their jobs with the National Park Service & Appalachian Trail Conference to start a life in Maine and begin stockpiling wonderful outdoor memories. Along the way, they noted that not all were taking advantage of Maine's wonderful wild places and became concerned that young people, in particular, were becoming increasingly disconnected from nature. When they lost their 15-year-old daughter, Sara, in an accident, they founded Teens To Trails to help turn the tide and ensure that all young people had access to outdoor experiences.
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. ~ Rachel Carson