published Aug 2017
by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Parks and trail corridors have been important for public health in the United States for more than 100 years.
published Nov 2001
The six study trail sites were selected to reflect differing community populations, geographic locations, trail development-funding methods, trail types and community types. The common parameter for trail selection was that the trail had to be operating for longer than two years.
posted Feb 19, 2018
Connecting many of northwest Oregon’s iconic attractions and creating a potentially international tourist magnet.
Jan 26, 2023
Learn how to best leverage your limited time to focus on promotional tactics that help you reach your goals.
published Jun 2018
The phenomena of thru-hiking has been on a dramatic rise, spurring hikers to venture onto increasingly remote and challenging trails over extended periods of time. Despite the recent popularity of thru-hiking, the field remains relatively unstudied. In recreation, the expectations held beforehand have been linked to perceptions after an activity, but this has not been explored in thru-hiking.
posted Feb 19, 2018
This session endeavors to describe multiple projects that are currently bucking this trend- restoring natural systems, providing high quality recreation, and inviting communities back into the woods.
published Feb 2019
Iowa off-highway vehicle owners spent approximately $72.4 million in 2018 on in-state operating expenses and related personal expenses. Total Iowa asset purchase and operating/personal expenditures generated approximately 1,018 jobs in the Iowa economy paying an average of $42,850 annually. Off-highway vehicle owners spent about $28.9 million outside the state of Iowa in 2018. If that had been spent in-state, it would have generated $34.9 million in Iowa industrial output and 374 jobs paying annual incomes of $31,180 per job.
published Mar 2014
Recreational trails and rivers can really help boost a community’s tourism traffic. This guide is designed to help leaders of these Trail Towns take advantage of the economic opportunity brought by the attraction of trails and rivers. It will help you transform your town into a more inviting and memorable tourist destination as well as a better place for residents to live, work and play. The elements in this guide are only suggestions. Feel free to modify or adapt these ideas in Assessments I & II to best suit your town. After all, your approach should be as unique as your community.
published Sep 2005
This document describes the process in developing a Trails Business Plan that supports recreational use as well as economic development.
published May 2018
Increasing numbers of equestrians on public lands require more awareness of impacts.
posted Aug 12, 2019
by Doug Alderson with Florida Office of Greenways and Trails
A Trail Town is a vibrant destination where people come together.
published Dec 2019
by National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)
ldaho’s motorized recreation industry is BIG business