How Trails Increase the Economic Vitality of Communities
Hear how research projects support the facts that trails do provide a positive economic benefit in their communities.
by Carl Knoch, Manager of Trail Development - Northeast Regional Office, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), David Lindhaul, Principal, Morton Trails, LLC, John Morton, Founder/Principal, Morton Trails, LLC
Hear how research projects support the facts that trails do provide a positive economic benefit in their communities. Multiple case studies in non-metropolitan areas across the nation show how trails have become a centralizing component of a region’s revitalization. Learn about two more communities, one rural and the other urban, where trail users were surveyed to compare the user characteristics and spending patterns at a rural "destination" trail and a suburban "day use" trail. The results will provide participants with new support that proves “If you build it... They will come and spend!’
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.
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