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posted Jun 11, 2019
Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park includes 1.5 miles of the mountains-to-sea Palmetto Trail, Stumphouse Passage, and 2.5 more miles of state-of-the-art mountain biking trail, for a total of 4 miles. The park is adjacent to the Stumphouse Tunnel and picturesque Issaqueena Falls, two well-known Oconee County tourist attractions.
The Weed Patch Mountain Trail (WPM Trail) is a 8.6 mile multi-use backcountry trail implemented with state-of-the-art sustainable design and construction to offer a world class user experience in the Hickory Nut Gorge to hikers, mountain bikers, and rock climbers.
Elizabeth Smith-Incer with National Park Service,
Joe Womack with Clean, Healthy, Educated, Safe & Sustainable Community, Inc.
Preserving and making available the international historical significance of Africatown.
posted May 1, 2019
Greater Des Moines Water Trails will annually pour tens of millions of dollars into the regional economy, a new analysis shows.
Lindsy Johnson, MCRP
Water trail development causes economic and social and impacts on rural communities. Chronicles of water trail communities convey values influencing the sustainability of paddle trail projects. Water trails are not a panacea for rural development, however, water trail development can help achieve goals of economic diversification and improved quality of life in communities. Paddle trails are an effective approach to rural economic development and recreational access while enhancing natural and cultural qualities of a community.
Water trails are a unique form of recreation—in its simplest form it consists of floating with minor balance and navigation. However, the ability to reach the water’s edge is probably one of the largest obstacles to participation.
River Management Society
This report is a summary of findings from existing studies, which provide examples of the economic impact of water trails in their respective communities. It is meant to provide a helpful resource to communities interested in learning about the economic benefit water trails have provided for cities and towns in the US.
posted Apr 29, 2019
Connecticut Equine Advisory Council
The Equine Advisory Council conducted research and interviews throughout Connecticut to determine project cost and general installation, maintenance, environmental impacts, and suitability for multiple user groups for various surface materials.
US Access Board,
National Center on Accessibility
In 2007 the National Center on Accessibility (NCA) entered into an agreement with the U.S. Access Board and National Park Service to investigate natural firm and stable surface alternatives when creating accessible pedestrian trails, including crushed stones, packed soil, and other natural material.
posted Apr 23, 2019
Trail Labs are intensive two-day workshops designed to catalyze the next generation of great places to ride mountain bikes.
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