Trails and Their Gateway Communities: A Case Study of Recreational Use Compatibility and Economic Impacts

SKU G3880

Author(s) Bob Kazmierski, Mike Kornmann, Dave Marcouiller, Jeff Prey.

Recreational trails improve local quality of life and are increasingly considered a central strategy for community development. Effective trail management and successful development of trails and their gateway communities require an understanding of the key considerations. This case study provides an operational trail profile, including trail use characteristics, recreational use compatibility, and economic impact data. It also covers implications for public policy (52 pages; 2009).