Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton connect to create the Nation’s Largest Paved Trail Network
The nation’s longest paved trail network is a 340-mile accomplishment and a point of pride in Ohio.
Presenters: Tony Collins, Director of Recreation and Parks, City of Columbus; Wade Johnston, Tri-State Trails; Megan Folkerth, Interact for Health; Kjirsten Frank Hoppe, Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission
The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission has been working since 1973 to connect more than a dozen major trails to local communities and Ohio's three largest cities. Highlights include collaborating with multiple agencies, setting the standards for a regional signage and wayfinding system, producing trail maps, and conducting trail counts and user surveys.
Kartchner Caverns State Park provides tours that see over 150,000 people annually and the information that rangers provide on the tours is crucial to the experience. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing community has been missing out on a vital part of the experience, until now.
Use this library of resources, articles, and trainings to create an army of effective trail stewards.
Permeable Pavers provide stable, low-impact pathway through Rookery Bay Research Reserve.
Responsible equestrians should actively protect trees and other park structures when out on the trail. Equine expert Lora Goerlich gives her take on this topic.