Economic Benefits

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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posted Jun 6, 2018

Spearhead Trails - Virginia

Over 1,000 kids annually complete a trail safety program sponsored by Spearhead Trails, and the project promotes trail-related outdoor recreation by opening private lands and linking trail systems to communities.


posted Jan 16, 2018

Florida: Charles and Anne Thrash

Lifelong residents of Chattahoochee, actually as family for 200 years, Charles and Anne Thrash have become the City’s trails champions.


posted Jan 16, 2018

Ohio: Greg Jackson

Cleveland Metroparks is an independent government entity providing over 22,000 acres of open space around greater Cleveland, mostly in Cuyahoga County.


posted Jan 16, 2018

Illinois: Steve Buchtel

Enthusiasm for his job, for trails and for partnerships are the hallmarks of Steve.


posted Dec 29, 2017

Chattahoochee Nature Trails - Florida

The completed project involves three trails and a new trailhead within the park’s trail system.

  tags: nature trail

posted Dec 29, 2017

Iron Range OHV Recreation Area - Minnesota

The Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Area was once a taconite mine pit in Minnesota’s Iron Range, an area that had a depressed economy for decades.

  tags: ohv, economic, tourism