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Economic Impact of Recreational Trail Use in Different Regions of Minnesota

Prepared for the University of Minnesota Tourism Center by Ernesto C. Venegas, Ph.D.

The main objective of this report is to present the local economic impacts of trail use in various regions of the state.


Minnesota Trail Economic Impact2009


Published November 2009

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