"Focus on the Outdoors" piece on the trail-building boom in Maine, part of a lar
"Focus on the Outdoors" piece on the trail-building boom in Maine, part of a larger effort to expand the state's recreational opportunities for both tourists and residents. Advocates say tourism opportunities are enhanced by urban and semi-urban multi-use trails, hiking, paddling and cultural trails. One of the most talked-about trail proposals is Maine Huts and Trails, a 180-mile long trail for people-powered recreation stretching from Bethel to Moosehead Lake. John Balicki, Maine Department of Transportation's bicycle/pedestrian coordinator, said his agency has funded 22 trail projects totaling nearly $12 million dollars since the mid-1990s. With comments by Larry Warren, president of the Western Mountains Foundation; Nancy Perlson, executive director of the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust; Tony Barrett, a board member for the East Coast Greenway Alliance; and Bill Altenburg, president of Timberland Trails Inc.
Tourist trade, Trails
Zicarelli, Rebecca, ""Focus on the Outdoors" piece on the trail-building boom in Maine, part of a lar" (2003). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 2495.