Cave Country Trails will be hosting a free community trail planning workshop to create more awareness of the group’s vision and work toward the creation of a master trail plan tomorrow, February 27, at the Edmonson County Public Library from 11am-3pm. Cave Country Trails is a nonprofit organization whose vision is to create a larger network of trails connecting communities in the Mammoth Cave area with hiking, biking, walking, equestrian and water trails.
The Edmonson Tourism Commission will host the event and will provide pizza at the workshop.
The trail planning workshop is designed to identify community trail assets, brainstorm trail connections and prioritize recommendations through breakout sessions and the creation of a composite map of a proposed master trail plan. Workshops are open to the public and will last three to four hours. Trail users and community officials are encouraged to attend. Learn the history of the Cave Country Trails group and find out more ways to get involved in regional outdoor recreational opportunities.
Russell Clark, an official from the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, will lead the workshop. A Transportation Engineering Technologist from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will also discuss the role of the transportation department in making this vision a reality. Seth Wheat, of the Kentucky Department of Adventure Tourism, will provide details about Trail Town designation opportunities and the regional importance of outdoor recreational tourism.