Trailhead Hastings | County of Hastings

Trailhead Hastings

Event Time
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
Patrick Connor
Join us March 1st, 2017 as leaders in trail development from across Canada come together to support Hastings trails. In Canada and Ontario, Trails are big business. Trailhead Hastings will bring the business of trails into local and county focus. In Ontario there are 430 communities with trails, in all regions, supporting over 20 types of activities. The annual provincial economic impact of recreational trails is approximately $9.4 billion – hiking $1.32B, snowmobiling $1.2B, other motorized, $1B, fundraising through trails, $1.5B, equestrian, $2B, and the Trans Canada Trail when connected – $2.4B. Join us at Trailhead Hastings to ask and get answers to questions such as – What’s the capitalization on value of Hastings Trails? Is Hastings generating its portion of the trails economy relative to the rest of the province? Are we keeping pace with other places? Are we ahead or behind?, are we generating our fair share of investment? Where is the trail travel dollar going? – Belleville, Centre Hastings, North Hastings, Bancroft -or out of the county? How are we, and who is, measuring and supporting this economy? This trails symposium is a must for trail users, managers, economic development, health, first nations, tourism and land managers - all who have a local, county and regional stake in the health of residents, and the health of the Hastings trails economy. Ontario Trails Council leads the way in Ontario and Nationally in making communities work though trails. We’ve led the way in communities learning and understanding the benefit of building complete trail systems. Join us as we build additional success in this part of Ontario, as we have done in Prince Edward, Leeds and Grenville, Frontenac, Lanark and Renfrew Counties.

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