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.
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