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posted Mar 13, 2018

Cedar Valley Trails Named 2012 Outstanding Tourist Attraction

This popular trail system is one of several projects recognized for excellence in the tourism industry at the recent Iowa Tourism Conference.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits
tags: travel & tourism, bicycle, marketing, partnerships

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
tags: off-highway vehicles (ohv), economic, travel & tourism, memorial


posted Mar 13, 2018

How Methow Valley Grew an Economy

While developers and government officials spent two decades and millions of dollars trying to turn this valley into a destination downhill ski resort, residents quietly built and maintained a world-class cross-country skiing area.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits

posted Mar 13, 2018

What's a Trail Really Worth

Economic impact extends not only to the actual trail user but to businesses that derive an income from users of the trail.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits
tags: economic

posted Mar 13, 2018

Impact of the Little Miami Scenic Trail on Single Family Residential Property Values

The study found that the Little Miami Scenic Trail positively impacts single-family residential property values, with sale prices increasing by $7.05 for every foot closer a property is located to the trail.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits
tags: landowner outreach, economic, case study

published Feb 28, 2000

Omaha Recreational Trails: Their Effect on Property Values and Public Safety

Despite increased promotion of trails for health and recreation, critics of new trail development continue to raise questions about the suitability of trails in neighborhoods. Concerns often focus on the impact of trails on property values and public safety in different types of neighborhoods.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits
tags: safety, crime and liability, benefits of trails, economic

posted Mar 13, 2018

Shannon Region Trails Programme in Ireland

The Shannon Region Trails Programme is a Shannon Development-led initiative which aims to establish the Shannon Region as a world-class destination for walking, cycling, water-based and other outdoor activity pursuits during the period 2007-2010.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits
tags: international trails, marketing, economic

posted Mar 13, 2018

Economic Impact of Investments in Bicycle Facilities

This study examines the value of public investment in bicycle facilities.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits
tags: travel & tourism, bicycle

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
tags: economic, travel & tourism

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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.

tags: benefits of trails

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.

tags: benefits of trails, health, healthcare

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.

tags: active mobility and active transportation, benefits of trails

posted Feb 19, 2020

Trails Make Economic Sense

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

tags: benefits of trails, economic

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.

tags: benefits of trails

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.

tags: why trails, benefits of trails, health, healthcare, economic

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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]

Park Rx America

Park Rx America is a non-profit organization whose mission is to decrease the burden of chronic disease, increase health and happiness, and foster environmental stewardship, by virtue of prescribing Nature during the rou...



(202) 549-8233 • [email protected]

Hornsby Shire Council

Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia, International

Hornsby Shire Council is developing a long term vision for the Shire that will identify Hornsby Shire’s special characteristics and the values that are to be preserved and how change will be managed into the future.


PO Box 37 | Street Address: 296 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia, International 1630
02 9847 6666 • [email protected]

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