WIN A BIKE!
Donate $10 to the Garrett Trails Organization for your chance at a new bike! Unlimited entries!
Winner announced Autumn Glory Weekend!
Buy A Foot - Build A Trail - WIN A BIKE!
Garrett Trails Nonprofit Organization needs your support. The "Buy A Foot. Build A Trail" fundraiser is back and BETTER...
Mike Koch, owner of FireFly Farms won the Taste of Garrett County bike back in May and decided to so graciously donate it back to the organization. Well, we are giving it away again! A $10 donation puts you in the running for a brand new bike from High Mountain Sports. There is no limit on entries! Just simply donate to the organization through our website at http://www.garretttrails.org/donate-or-sponsor.html or the donate tab below.
We will draw a winner live on Facebook Autumn Glory Week!!!!
“Ten Bucks A Foot" is a campaign being run by the Garrett Trails Organization to generate funding for, as well as interest in, their ongoing trail construction of Meadow Mountain Trail System.
The nonprofit trail advocacy organization is asking the local community, outdoor and recreational enthusiasts, and true trail advocates to purchase a foot of trail in support of completing the Meadow Mountain Trail System and helping with future trail projects. Corporate Sponsorship of the trail construction is also available.
A foot can go a long way! When you show your financial support for Garrett Trails, you become a part of a distinguished group of people dedicated to creating, maintaining and enjoying the Garrett County Trail System. Help us build Meadow Mountain Trail System one foot at a time…
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GARRETT TRAILS RECEIVES GRANT FUNDING FOR FEASIBILITY STUDY
Garrett Trails Non-profit has been awarded $100,000 in funding from the Maryland Heritage Area Authority as well as the Appalachian Regional Commission to fund a feasibility study along the Casselman River/Jennings Brothers Railbed to Grantsville, Maryland.
The Casselman River (Jennings Brothers Railroad) feasibility study would forward the overall Eastern Continental Divide Loop project by providing evidence of an achievable rail-trail section with connectivity to major areas of historical interest and scenic beauty, including the Great Allegheny Passage in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania. Based on the neighboring Great Allegheny Passage in Allegany County, MD, and a report by the Trail Town Program® individuals visiting the trail are likely to spend about $17.69 daily – mainly on snacks/beverages and restaurants; groups traveling together are likely to spend about $51.36 daily – also mainly snacks/beverages and restaurants; 28% of respondents reported an overnight stay during their trip; most frequently mentioned overnight accommodations were campgrounds (29.6%) and bed & breakfasts (27.5%); the average spent for overnight accommodations is $114, higher than $98 reported in 2008; of those taking multiple day trips-16.5% planned to spend only one night during their trip, and 82% planned to spend two or more nights in conjunction with their trip; on average about 30% of gross revenues were attributed to the Great Allegheny Passage; 25% of responding businesses reported gross revenue of more than $250K; 30% of businesses that were surveyed plan to expand; about half of the businesses agreed that the Great Allegheny Passage affected their decision to expand. Garrett Trails expects that there will be similar investment from businesses and tourists as has been the case with the Great Allegheny Passage when completing the Eastern Continental Divide Loop Trail System.
Garrett Trails was awarded grant funding from two separate sources. The Maryland Heritage Area Authority announced in July that Garrett Trails was awarded $50,000 towards the Casselman River (Jennings Brothers Railroad) feasibility study. In September 2018, – U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen have announced $50,000 in grant funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission.