Benefits and Uses

Rail Trails Benefit People & Nature By:

  • Improving the quality of life for the entire community.
  • Restoring vitality to damaged and abandoned land.
  • Connecting people with the natural world and providing outdoor recreation opportunities.
  • Attracting visitors who purchase lodging, food and recreation services.
  • Preserving part of our local history.
  • Educating children and adults in outdoor classrooms.
  • Providing refuge and safe migration routes for wildlife.
  • Preserving biodiversity of plants and animals.
  • Providing alternate transportation routes.
  • Increasing the value of nearby homes.
  • Offering sanctuaries of calm to escape the stress of modern life.

Uses:
Hiking, Walking, Running, Biking, Skiing, and Horseback riding.