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published Aug 1, 2015

An Economic Argument for Water Trails

by River Management Society

This report is a summary of findings from existing studies, which provide examples of the economic impact of water trails in their respective communities. It is meant to provide a helpful resource to communities interested in learning about the economic benefit water trails have provided for cities and towns in the US.

categories: Water Trails
tags: water trails

published Dec 18, 2018

Greater Des Moines Water Trails Economic Impact Study

Greater Des Moines Water Trails will annually pour tens of millions of dollars into the regional economy, a new analysis shows.

categories: Water Trails
tags: water trails

published Sep 1, 2002

Case Studies of Water Trail Impacts on Rural Communities

by Lindsy Johnson, MCRP

Water trail development causes economic and social and impacts on rural communities.

categories: Water Trails
tags: water trails

published Jan 1, 2014

Strategy And Plan Of Action For The Water Trails Community

Water trails are a unique form of recreation—in its simplest form it consists of floating with minor balance and navigation. However, the ability to reach the water’s edge is probably one of the largest obstacles to participation.

categories: Water Trails
tags: water trails

posted May 3, 2018

The Suwannee River Wilderness Trail

Conceived as an ecotourism destination, the trail enables exploration of the area by canoe or kayak, while providing an economic boost to surrounding rural communities.

categories: Water Trails
tags: greenways and open space, wildlife and habitat, water trails

posted Oct 25, 2019

Florida’s Growing Trail Town Program

by Doug Alderson with Florida Office of Greenways and Trails

To recognize Florida’s trail towns, the Office of Greenways and Trails (OGT) developed the Florida Trail Town program in 2018, inspired by the successful trail town programs of states such as Pennsylvania and Kentucky.

categories: Water Trails
tags: livable communities, travel & tourism

posted Aug 2, 2019

Why Water Trails are Better Than Land Trails

by Mike Passo with American Trails

A totally unbiased analysis by a kayaker with a disability.

categories: Water Trails
tags: editorial, water trails

Results from the Business Directory

Maine Island Trail Association

America's first coastal water trail: created, protected and enjoyed by people who love the coast of Maine. Boaters of all kinds are invited to discover over 200 wild islands and mainland sites along the coast of Maine, f...


Maine

The American Canoe Association (ACA)

Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protec...


Virginia

River Management Society

River Managment Society (RMS) is a national nonprofit professional organization whose mission is to support professionals who study, protect, and manage North America's rivers. Our roots are in the former Interagency Whi...

American Trails Member


PO Box 5750, Takoma Park 20913

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