Come learn how water trails are connecting people to waterways as practitioners describe their successful programs of developing and managing extensive water trails.
Speakers: Peter Hark, Operations Manager, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; James McNulty, Susquehanna River Water Trail Association; Angie Tornes, Natural & Recreation Resource Planner, National Park Service Rivers and Trails Program
Come learn how water trails are connecting people to waterways as practitioners describe their successful programs of developing and managing extensive water trails. This session will focus on three distinct programs, the Susquehanna River and brief mention of the Pennsylvania Water Trail Program, the Lake Superior Water Trail - an international and multi-state effort, and Minnesota's management of over 4,000 miles of Water Trails. Funding and completing water trails requires a strong vision, development of citizen and agency support, partnerships, unending persistence, and creativity. Learn how these components have resulted in water trails that have had positive ecological, economic and cultural benefits for the community, state, and region.
To recognize Florida’s trail towns, the Office of Greenways and Trails (OGT) developed the Florida Trail Town program in 2018, inspired by the successful trail town programs of states such as Pennsylvania and Kentucky.
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.
The purpose of this publication is to provide an introduction to trail design for those who intend to develop trails for nature walking, hiking, horseback riding or ATVs on less than 40 acres. Some technical aspects are presented for those planning to expend resources for constructing trails such as around schoolyards or community facilities or as part of a wildlife enterprise.
This trail includes sections made of different materials that can teach children with disabilities how to maneuver on surfaces such as rubber, pea gravel, mulch, boardwalk decking, and concrete pavers.
Effective responses to arguments against trail development.
The purpose of this presentation is to provide an easy to understand and practical overview of past and current research related to trail conflict in a way that enables trail professionals to improve trail design and trail management.