The Creation of the Titanic Rail Trail and Creating Trail Guides
Linking rail-trails and creating trail guides.
Speakers: Thomas Chamberland, Park Ranger, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District; Richard Harris, TN/NC Maintenance Director, Benton MacKaye Trail
The first presentation will explore why one person said, "This is like trying to put together a bowl of spilled spaghetti," when a nonprofit trail group endeavored to link five different rail-trails, 13 communities and two states into a 66 mile long rail-trail in Southern New England. The second presentation will show how one trail group, the Benton MacKaye Trail Association, was able to publish their own trail guides at minimal expense and with maximal returns.
San Jose has released their 13th annual Trail Count, a report which helps them study trail use in the area and determine how they are meeting the needs of their trail users.
Protecting large, undisturbed areas of wildlife habitat should be a priority. Deciding whether or not to build a trail that may contribute to fragmentation is a tradeoff that the local community or land manager will have to make.
Strategies for captivating your trail audience.
The Juniata River Water Trail is a component of the Pittsburgh to Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway, a 320-mile corridor of natural wonders, history, culture, and recreation following the path of the historic Main Line Canal.