Everything for Your Home's
Beauty, Comfort & Convenience 384-2123
704 Jamestown St, Columbia
Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Columbia Walmart Supercenter
Open 24 Hours
Click here for information
Real Estate & Auction Co.
Duo County Telecom
Now Available Through
Your Cable Service!
GUN & PAWN
What's Going On
Info about the
Janice Holt Giles
and Henry Giles Society
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Trail Town meeting at 6pmCT, tonight at AC Health Dept.
Columbia-Adair County takes its first step TONIGHT to become a Trail Town as part of the Kentucky Trail Town Initiative through the Kentucky Office of Adventure Tourism in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet.
By Ellen Zornes
Anyone interested in helping with, or just learning more about Columbia-Adair Countyís Trail Town initiative, is encouraged to join us, TONIGHT Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 6pmCT in the basement meeting room of the Adair County Health Department, 801 Westlake Drive, Columbia, KY, when Elaine Wilson, Executive Director, Kentucky Office of Adventure Tourism, will speak with us concerning next steps in this initiative.
Trail Town is a national program that works through each state to help small communities develop and take advantage of adventure tourism opportunities in their area through a designation and assistance program that will help these communities connect the dots for travelers and guide them to trails, food, lodging, campgrounds, museums, entertainment and other services that will aid business for small communities and add more tourism opportunities for the state.
Trail Towns are communities along long distance trails, an extensive trail system or a river or water area used for canoeing and kayaking. It also allows for trails to be developed and used for walking, biking, horseback riding, canoeing and kayaking.
Each Trail Town decides what approaches it wants to take to tie into existing trail systems and other services that trail users need. It provides an opportunity for Trail Town communities to work together and share ideas while at the same time developing their downtowns and Main Streets for increased tourism dollars.
The Office of Adventure Tourism will provide guidance to these communities on issues such as trail development and signage, and how other communities have been successful by linking trails and services.
Once a community receives the Trail Town certification, the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Department of Travel and Tourism and Office of Adventure Tourism will help promote and market these communities and the services being offered. They will be highlighted on maps, websites, visitorís guides and other state promotional material.
Taylor and Green Counties are also working on this initiative for their counties and we would complete the triangle of the Green River Lake area as well as touch on the Russell County Lake Cumberland area when they begin their initiative.
-- Ellen Zornes
This story was posted on 2014-03-13 16:38:56
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.
More articles from topic News:
March 10, 2014 Green County Grand Jury returns indictments
Birthday coincidence: Father-Daughter on same day
Graveyard scene: Poem for picture in search of a poem
Lunch report: Gives high marks to Five Star, Quick Stop
Heaven Bound will be singing at Coffey's Chapel March 30, 2014
Random Acts of Kindness: The Snow Angel Jason also came
Rickie Williams: The big flood was on May 2, 2010
LWC Softball at Pikeville, Friday, March 14, 2014
Only Taco Bell is being rebuilt
YouTube: Howard Davis lecture, Living Over the Store
View even more articles in topic News
Click for Info
Bank of Columbia
If You're Thinking of Selling,
Let Us Do the Yelling
Principal Broker & Auctioneer
Burton Real Estate
& Auction Service
Call Us For Appraisals
Click for Listings
On This Site
or Click Here
Columbia in the Movies
from the archives of
Click for Stories
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.