Trails and greenways impact our economy through Tourism, Events, Urban redevelopment, Community improvement, Property values, Health care costs, Jobs and investment, and General consumer spending.
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published Aug 1, 2015
A review of literature prepared as part of the Naugatuck River Greenway Economic Impact Study August, 2015
posted Jan 14, 2020
In partnership with the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), American Trails and NOHVCC will discuss how trails, for too long, have been taken for granted and the true measure of their impact has not been calculated or shared.
published Dec 12, 2019
National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)
ldaho’s motorized recreation industry is BIG business
published Nov 18, 2019
American Trails Staff
Ron was an avid snowmobiler and ATV rider who worked for the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. Ron was a leader who knew that the State Trails Program exists only because of Wyoming’s snowmobile and ORV riders who fund it.
published Nov 7, 2019
American Trails contributor Dianne Martin shares some tips on how to safely share trails with horses.
posted Oct 14, 2019
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
The El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association is working to create a multi-use trail that will connect two of the lone star state's largest cities, Austin and San Antonio.
published Jan 1, 2019
Spending by Oregon residents on OHV riding trips (local and distant, day and multi-day) was an estimated $100 million per year across the state. In turn, this expenditure contributed 869 jobs, $35 million in value added, and $23 million in labor income.
In 2017, BDR routes generated $17.3 million in new tourism expenditures, with the average traveling party spending $3,769 on their BDR trip.
Arizona State University
In 2016–2017, Arizona State University conducted a study to measure the economic impact of OHV recreation, by retained and out of state visitors, on the State of Arizona.
published Aug 30, 2012
Outdoor recreation spending in Western states equaled $255.6 billion – nearly 40% of the national total. This includes purchases of outdoor gear and vehicles as well as travel expenditures when enjoying the great Western outdoors.
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Halloween hikers on the Fisher Towers Trail near Moab, Utah
Bicycling along flood wall murals in Dayton, Ohio
Boaters viewing the solar eclipse on the West Columbia Riverwalk section of the Three Rivers Greenway in West Columbia, South Carolina
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