Outdoor Recreation Generated $688 Billion in Economic Output

This week, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released new data showing the economic impact of outdoor recreation in 2020. This analysis demonstrates outdoor recreation’s powerful and positive economic impact on the U.S. economy during a difficult and uncertain year defined by the pandemic which led to restrictions and closures. Despite the challenges, the BEA found …

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Shop to Give

GIVING ASSISTANT Partnering with Giving Assistant provides nonprofits and charitable organizations with a more consistent, long-term model to increase contributions, simply by employing the power and reliability of e-commerce. Their mission is to transform the everyday shopping of millions of people into charitable action, by being the best loyalty program for earning cash back and supporting …

Bicycles & Roadways

Bicycle Lanes The following information is courtesy of the Michigan Department of Transportation and is an excerpt from their downloadable brochure What Every Michigan Driver Should Know About Bicycle Lanes. A bicycle lane is a portion of a street for bicyclists. Bicycle lanes are typically on the right side of the road and are designated …

Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a movement to create an international day of giving at the beginning of the holiday season. Ways to Give on #GivingTuesday This year, GoFundMe is launching a challenge that could win Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance $10,000, but we’ll need help. We’re asking our community to either donate or start a GoFundMe using the link …

Why Are Greenways Important?

Guest blogger: Todd Scott Greenways are typically long parks or natural areas that usually include a trail.  Many times greenways will follow a river or are built on abandoned railroad property. And the “green” in greenways has two meanings. Greenways have many trees and plants along the trail which are the color green, but greenways are also “green” …

Michigander Bicycle Tour Gets A New Look

The Michigander Bicycle Tour has a new look. To mark the 25th Ride, the team at Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance (MTGA) , Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) and GUD Marketing have rolled out a new ride identity system. The Michigander’s iconic design evolved out of planning and research sessions between Dennis Pace and Terry Sietling. …

Be Our Guest

Welcome to our blog on all things trail related in the beautiful state of Michigan. While we work to offer compelling articles from our work, we have also archived blog entries from our past website in order to offer additional resources for those looking for quotes, newsletter content, links to other trail sites and articles to share. Our …