Hiking and trails are the foundations of a community, and you can create hikes or trails in your local community to promote your cause. You can also ask others to join you. There are many ways to invite people to your hikes and trails, so make sure to send invitations and let them know that they’re welcome. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Trails allow controlled interactions with nature, and are an excellent tool for recreation, education, and transportation. They connect people to nature and benefit the health of the community. Additionally, trails can serve as safe, low-cost locations for people to exercise. Trails can also promote resident interaction, and help children explore their surroundings in a safe, fun environment. These are just a few reasons why trails are so important for your community.
Hiking and trails can benefit businesses, restaurants, and other businesses near the trail. One quarter of businesses near a trail attribute one-quarter of their gross revenue to the trail. Another half report increased revenues and one-quarter plan to expand their operations. In addition, outdoor businesses and lodging establishments reported greater increases in estimated annual revenue. These factors can help your local community’s economy. They can also help promote tourism in your community.
Queensbury, NY has hundreds of miles of walking and hiking trails. These are designated as non-motorized trails and carry-in/carry-out facilities. The city plans to open a new recreational trail, Halfway Brook, in December 2020. This 1.5-mile trail will cross the Lower Halfway Brook Watershed. In the meantime, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature while getting a good workout.