Virginia Officials Planning Multi-County Trail System

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Virginia officials are working on a proposed multi-county trail system for Southwest Virginia.

The Southwest Regional Recreation Authority released an economic impact study Thursday in support of the proposed trail system. The debut was at the Spearhead Trails Comprehensive Plans Conference, according to the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.

The study was commissioned in May to determine the feasibility of a public trail system similar to the West Virginia-based Hatfield-McCoy Trail System. Success of that system in increasing tourism has officials in neighboring states eyeing opportunities closer to home.

As part of the effort, the Tazewell County Recreation and Parks Authority is advertising for proposals from qualified firms to develop ATV, hiking and biking and equestrian trails in Tazewell County.

Posted by Holly Wagner