Motorized Recreation in Trailside Communities

SKU G3965

Author(s) Cara Carper, Jerry Guth, Ela Kakde, Dave Marcouiller, Paul Ohlrogge, Leon Wolfe.

The Cheese Country Trail is a valuable economic, cultural, and recreational asset for southwest Wisconsin and the entire state. It draws thousands of visitors and injects millions of dollars into the local economies. And it has even greater potential with additional promotion and development.

This case study provides a snapshot of trail user characteristics, usage, and trip-related spending by those who recreate on the multiuse trail open to both ATV and snowmobile use. Summaries of interviews with active stakeholder groups and an assessment of the local economic impacts offer a broad context for understanding the local development issues surrounding the trail (36 pages; 2013).