Article on the hut-to-hut trail system being built in western Maine, noting that
Article on the hut-to-hut trail system being built in western Maine, noting that the 5,300-square-foot Poplar Stream Falls hut will be the first physical manifestation of the $11 million project. Larry Warren, president of the Western Mountains Foundation, says the 12-hut system could bring millions of tourist dollars to the region. David Herring, executive director of Maine Huts and Trails, estimates the hut system will attract 50,000 overnight visitors a year and produce $30 million in economic activity. The huts will be log lodges, each with room to sleep around 40 people, that include bathroom facilities, a sauna and a staff to prepare breakfast and dinner. Controversy over the trail passing through the Bigelow Preserve was resolved last year when Governor John Baldacci signed a bill allowing a one-mile stretch of trail to pass through the preserve.
Trails, Western Mountains Foundation, Maine Huts and Trails, Bigelow Preserve
Richardson, Whit, "Article on the hut-to-hut trail system being built in western Maine, noting that" (2006). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 3732.