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published Jan 15, 2009

Economic Impacts and Motivations of Off-Highway Vehicle Recreationists

This Florida case study surveys the economic impacts, motivations, and travel and equipment expenditures of OHV recreationists.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits

posted Mar 13, 2018

O. L. "Leff" Moore and the Development of the Innovative Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area

O. L. “Leff” Moore was the “father” of the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area, the most innovative motorized trail system in the eastern United States. Leff was the recipient of the 2008 Hulet Hornbeck Award at the 19th International Trails Symposium.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits

posted Mar 13, 2018

Businesses Along the Longleaf Trace

Visitors and supporters often ask how the Longleaf Trace has affected the economies of the towns along the Trace.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits

published Jan 1, 2000

Study of Two Successful Canadian Rural Trails

A brief study of two successful rural trails, one utilizing an active irrigation canal alignment (Calgary to Chestermere Lake) and the other converted from an abandoned rail line (The Iron Horse Trail-Elk Point to Heinsburg).

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits

published Feb 7, 2009

Impacts of the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail on the Economy and Business Community

The Pere Marquette railroad corridor began as an industrial asset to transport raw materials and finished goods across the state of Michigan. Today the corridor remains a significant transportation asset providing transit, exercise and recreation experiences to residents and tourists.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits

posted Mar 13, 2018

Economic Value of Walkability

This paper describes ways to evaluate the value of walking (the activity) and walkability (the quality of walking conditions, including safety, comfort and convenience).

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits

published Aug 1, 1999

Little Miami Scenic Trail Economic Study

This study examines how the Little Miami Scenic Trail can be a strong asset for a community’s market viability and can be used as a market enhancement tool.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits


posted Mar 13, 2018

Trail Tourism: Promotion of the Katy Trail in Missouri

The Katy Trail is a 185-mile rails-to-trails conversion of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas-Railroad (nick-named the KATY). The Missouri Department of Natural Resources was able to acquire the right-of-way after Congress passed the National Trails System Act allowing railroad corridors to be banked for future transportation use and used on an interim basis for recreational trails.

categories: Benefits of Trails

posted Mar 13, 2018

Crime, Property Values, Trail Opposition & Liability Issues

Three common concerns of trail opposition: crime will go up, property values will go down, liability and lawsuits.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits

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posted Jun 18, 2020

1,028 Trail Projects Can Put Americans To Work

COVID-19 has created an economic downturn. Over 1,000 trail projects are waiting for funding to help put Americans back to work.


posted Feb 25, 2020

Trails Move People

Creating a strong, cooperative, and unified voice for a diverse trails community


posted Feb 20, 2020

Mental Health Benefits of Trails

Beyond the physical health benefits of trails, the mental health benefits of trail access is also invaluable.


posted Feb 20, 2020

Health Benefits of Trails

Does access to trails really lead to healthier communities? According to research the answer is a resounding yes.


posted Feb 20, 2020

Trails Are Transportation

Trails are critical infrastructure and, as such, they should receive the financial and human resource allocations necessary to maintain their critical role.


posted Feb 19, 2020

Trails Make Economic Sense

The benefits of expanding and improving the outdoor recreation economy are clear and compelling.


posted Feb 19, 2020

Trails Are Inclusive

Trails, by their very nature, promote social, racial, gender, and economic equity. They are almost always free to use, are available 24/7/365, and provide transportation alternatives no matter what mode of travel you use.


posted Feb 19, 2020

Why Trails?

Where would we be without trails? It is a simple question, but it is worth pondering. The longer you sit with this question, the more you will discover the overwhelming impact that trails have on our lives. Often in very unexpected ways.


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Allegra Trails

Pontresina, Graubünden, CH, International

Allegra has been developing sustainable MTB destinations since 2004. Having our origins in a remote Alpine valley in Switzerland, early on we had to learn that MTB tourism needs to benefit the local communities. Not just...


Via Planet 7, Pontresina, Graubünden, CH, International 7504
+41788462070 • [email protected]

The Corps Network

Washington, District of Columbia

Corps are locally-based organizations that engage young adults and post-9/11 veterans in service addressing recreation, conservation, disaster response, and community needs. Through a defined term of service, Corps parti...


1275 K Street NW, Suite 1050, Washington, District of Columbia 20005
(202) 737-6272

Mohoosuc Pathways

Bethel, Maine

Our mission is to develop, maintain, and promote multi-use recreational trails. Our work connects communities in the Mahoosuc region, supports healthy lifestyles and local economies, and fosters respect for landowners an...


PO Box 572 | Street Address: 14 Main St, Bethel, Maine 04217
Office: (207) 200-8240 Winter: (207) 824-6276 • [email protected]

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