We are passionate about trails and the quality of life benefits these resources can bring to a community.

LaBella understands that connecting our local communities and regional landscapes is one of the most significant recreational, social, and economic development endeavors we can accomplish to connect people with their environment.

Complete Streets, shared use pathways, greenways, rails-to-trails, interpretive trails, and regional connector trails are principal endeavors that link our urban, historic, and natural resources. We work closely with our clients to produce sites that balance beauty, utility, and sustainability.

The Slate Valley Trail provides a vitally important, multi-modal link between New York and Vermont, and offers recreational open space and economic development opportunities.
The Lackawanna Rail Trail in Chemung County, NY is ideal for walking, running, biking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.
This historic, multi-use trail in Stillwater, NY provides recreation for pedestrians, runners, and bicyclists.
Talk to a LaBella Expert

Brit G. Basinger, RLA
Senior Landscape Architect, Team Leader

(518) 266-7356

Our Expertise

Our Capabilities

Because each trail project has a specialized set of existing conditions, regulatory requirements, and programming needs, we assemble a diverse team of professionals in the planning, design and permitting of each trail type – experts in environmental sensitivity and permitting, hazardous materials evaluations, structural engineering, transportation-oriented design, and working state transportation authorities.

  • Master Planning
  • Community & Stakeholder Engagement
  • Trail Route Feasibility Analysis
  • Mapping
  • Environmental Evaluation & Permitting
  • Trail Use & Impact Studies
  • Drainage
  • Safety & Privacy Features
  • Road Crossings
  • Landscaping
  • Right-of-Way
  • ADA Accessibility
  • Scoping Reports
  • Grant Writing
  • Land Survey
  • Bidding & Construction Services

Our Project Experience

Our Trail team has planned and designed over 60 miles of new and/or improved trail systems for a wide range of applications, including pedestrians, bicyclists, authorized motorized vehicles, ATVs, snowmobiles, and equestrian uses.

These projects have included:

  • Waterfront Trails
  • Abandoned Rail Corridor Conversions
  • Rail with Trail Designs
  • Pedestrian Bridges
  • Existing Bridge Conversions
  • Overlooks & Rest Areas
  • Trailheads & Parking
  • Trail Surfaces
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