2015 Pennsylvania and Western Maryland Trail Survey

The Trail Town Program® is an initiative of The Progress Fund working in small rural towns across western Pennsylvania and western Maryland


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In 2015, the Trail Town Program® conducted a general trail user survey online to collect data from trail users across the United States. Trail construction has been increasing across the United States. With millions of users utilizing these trails, they have the potential to generate significant economic impact in communities and cities that they run through.

The purpose of this survey is to determine what trail users are looking for based on information and feedback related to usage. Trail Town Program® has previously conducted surveys along the Great Allegheny Passage which has provided comparable data for this report. This survey was conducted online only, receiving responses from 804 users across the United States.

Respondents of this survey represented 42 states and the District of Columbia.

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