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posted Mar 5, 2018

Mississippi River Trail Bikeway Marketing Toolbox

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has developed a guide to marketing bicycling along the Mississippi River Trail through the state's 800 miles of the bike route.

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

posted Mar 5, 2018

Attracting Bike Tourists to Your Trail: Lessons from the Canalway

This guide will set forth strategies for building on what you already offer to enhance the appeal of your community and your business to bicycle tourists and strengthening the local economy.

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

posted Mar 5, 2018

Study Looks at Economic Aspects of Redevelopment in Ludlam Trail Corridor

The "Miami-Dade County Trail Benefits Study" uses Ludlam Trail as a case study to estimate quantifiable social, environmental, and economic benefits associated with the development of shared-use non-motorized paths.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits
tags: shared-use, landowner outreach

published Dec 9, 2004

The Washington & Old Dominion Trail: An Assessment of User Demographics, Preferences, and Economics

The Washington and Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) is a 45-mile long transportation and recreation corridor running from Arlington, Virginia, west to Purcellville.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Case Studies, Economic Benefits, Social Benefits

posted Mar 5, 2018

Walking the Walk: How Walkability Raises Home Values in U.S. Cities

Houses with the above-average levels of walkability command a premium of about $4,000 to $34,000 over houses with just average levels of walkability in the typical metropolitan areas studied.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Active Living, Economic Benefits
tags: urban trails, landowner outreach, walking

posted Mar 5, 2018

Every Mile Counts: Economic Analysis of 2008 New York Trail User Surveys

Surveys were undertaken on eight shared-use trails to see who uses these trails, how far they travel to a trail, and what they spend and on what items.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits
tags: travel & tourism, user surveys

posted Mar 5, 2018

Economic Benefits of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System

by Karen Umphress with UP! Outside

An interview with Bill Reed, Marketing Specialist for the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority.

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

posted Jan 19, 2018

Trails are Helping Build Healthier Communities

San Bernardino County finds trails are an essential part of healthy communities.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Active Living, Health Benefits
tags: healthcare, health

posted Jan 19, 2018

Trails in New Developments: A Case Study

by Roger Bell

With the growing frugality of government funding for trails, private developers can be significant partners in developing public trail systems.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Case Studies
tags: partnerships, landowner outreach, funding

posted Jan 19, 2018

The (Almost) Perfect Trails Community

by Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates

In new communities the private sector and market forces have helped preserve natural resources while offering outstanding recreational trails.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Active Living, Case Studies
tags: editorial

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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

Results from the Business Directory


Nascentia Health

Syracuse, New York

Nascentia Health was originally envisioned as a way to bring all of the programs and services provided by Visiting Nurse Association of Central New York, Inc., CCH Home Care & Palliative Services, Inc. and Independent He...


1050 West Genesee Street, Syracuse, New York 13204
(888) 477-4663

Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway, Inc. (FOGVG)

Mt. Morris, New York

The Genesee Valley Greenway State Park (GVGSP) is one of the hundreds of greenways being developed across the nation along old canals, abandoned rail beds, and riverbanks. It passes through scenic woodlands, river and st...


PO Box 42, Mt. Morris, New York 14510
(585) 658-2569 • [email protected]

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]

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