Recreation trails benefit individuals, families and communities. Besides the benefits of trails to people, trails make our communities more liveable and improve our economy through tourism and civic improvement; they preserve and restore open space and provide opportunities for better physical activity to help improve body, mind and soul. Communities can take advantage of the economic, tourism, transportation, environmental and social benefits trails offer. Individuals and families who participate in recreation trail activity will receive health and social benefits, for both themselves and for their children.
Trails bring economic growth and tourism opportunities, increase the health and well-being of residents who use them, preserve green spaces and natural features, and provide a venue for showcasing local history and attractions.