A Presentation in Support of a Letter of
Application to the Kentucky Adventure
Tourism Trail Town Program for
Jackson, and...
Entrepreneurship for the Public Good (EPG)
Who
Are
We?
EPG students experience adventure tourism in
various counties of the KRADD region.
Zip-lining, hiking, ATVs, pontooning, a...
What have we been doing in
Jackson, and Breathitt County
as a whole?
Natural Assets
1. KENTUCKY RIVER
- DOUTHITT PARK
- KIWANIS PARK
2. SOUTHFORK ELK VIEWING STATION
3. PANBOWL LAKE
4. SUGAR ...
Douthitt park (Canoeing)
Historical Assets
1. BREATHITT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
2. BREATHITT COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL
3. HISTORY MARKERS
4. MURALS
5. BREA...
History Makers
Acknowledges the contributions of
Breathitt County residents in war.
Mural in Jackson
Cultural Assets
1. ARTISTS
2. EVENTS ( FESTIVALS & FAIRS )
3. BREATHITT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
4. BREATHITT COUNTY MUSEUM
5...
Jacksons Artists/Artisan
Shops
Primitives on Main
From These Hills
Morris Fork Crafts
From These Hills – Barbara Back, the owner, with us at her shop after affording us an
insightful interview with her.
Why were we doing all
these in Breathitt county?
What is a Trail Town?
A Trail Town is a
destination along
a long-
distance trail in
which users can
venture from the
path ...
Three successful Trail Towns:
 Damascus, Virginia
 Gilbert, West Virginia
 West Newton, Pennsylvania
Livingston, KY was...
Damascus, Virginia
- Case Study
EPG students as adventure tourists on the Virginia
Creeper Trail
Abingdon, VA
versus
Jackson, KY
Virginia Creeper Trail
EPG students gather at the Martha Washington Hotel,
across the street from the Barter Theater, Abingdon VA
From $90,350 to
$1,177,600
CITY OF DAMASCUS REVENUES: 1978 - 2014
Gilbert, West Virginia
– Case Study
Gilbert, West Virginia
TRAIL TOWN
Trail Town Steps
1. Set a meeting date to organize interested people/parties.
2. Set a date (and back-up date) to explore ...
Worksheets A ( Trail usage )
Worksheet A for
Breathitt County
Sample filled-out Worksheet A that we
did for Breathitt County.
There was not much statis...
Worksheet B
Worksheet C (Natural, cultural, &
historical assets inventory)
 The assets include trails, natural features, points of in...
Worksheet D ( Land
Access to Acquire
Inventory)
Identifies landowners
This worksheet should contain landowner’s
details
Worksheet E (Planned Trail Experiences
Inventory)
 Summarizes the experiences that trail users should expect when they vi...
Trail Route Advisory Subcommittee
(TRAC)
 1st Meeting :- Lay out proposed trail route connecting the trails to the
town.
...
Trail Types
- ATV Trail
- Water Trail
- Pack and Saddle Trail
- Bicycle Trail
- Hiker/ Pedestrian Trail
Trail Specifications and
Standards
Bicycle Trail Specifications and Standards
Hiking Trail Specifications and Standards
Trail Signage
Entrance Signs
Destination Signs
Trail Identification Signs
Regulatory Signs
Interpretive Signs
Road Crossing Signs
Reassurance Blaze Markers
Trailhead Information Signs
Banners
So what are we asking
YOU to do?
1.Form a task force
2. Send a letter
3. Designate a trailhead
4. Include hiking/biking trails in wayfinding
signage
Questions
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  1. 1. A Presentation in Support of a Letter of Application to the Kentucky Adventure Tourism Trail Town Program for Jackson, and Breathitt County ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD PROGRAM BEREA COLLEGE, BEREA, KENTUCKY JULY 1ST, 2014 PRESENTED BY: JOB LIMO 24 ABINGDON, VIRGINIA; 64 BEREA, KENTUCKY; 204 EASTERN KENTUCKY INTERCEPT INTERVIEWS, BUSINESSES OBSERVATIONS, “EMPATHY MEETINGS,” AND ACTIVE ENGAGEMENT AS TRAVELERS AND ADVENTURE TOURISTS
  2. 2. Entrepreneurship for the Public Good (EPG) Who Are We?
  3. 3. EPG students experience adventure tourism in various counties of the KRADD region. Zip-lining, hiking, ATVs, pontooning, and rock climbing
  4. 4. What have we been doing in Jackson, and Breathitt County as a whole?
  5. 5. Natural Assets 1. KENTUCKY RIVER - DOUTHITT PARK - KIWANIS PARK 2. SOUTHFORK ELK VIEWING STATION 3. PANBOWL LAKE 4. SUGAR CAMP GOLF CLUB 5. ATV TRAILS ( UNMAPPED) 6. HORSE TRAILS ( UNMAPPED)
  6. 6. Douthitt park (Canoeing)
  7. 7. Historical Assets 1. BREATHITT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 2. BREATHITT COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL 3. HISTORY MARKERS 4. MURALS 5. BREATHITT COUNTY MUSEUM
  8. 8. History Makers
  9. 9. Acknowledges the contributions of Breathitt County residents in war.
  10. 10. Mural in Jackson
  11. 11. Cultural Assets 1. ARTISTS 2. EVENTS ( FESTIVALS & FAIRS ) 3. BREATHITT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 4. BREATHITT COUNTY MUSEUM 5. MURALS
  12. 12. Jacksons Artists/Artisan Shops Primitives on Main From These Hills Morris Fork Crafts
  13. 13. From These Hills – Barbara Back, the owner, with us at her shop after affording us an insightful interview with her.
  14. 14. Why were we doing all these in Breathitt county?
  15. 15. What is a Trail Town? A Trail Town is a destination along a long- distance trail in which users can venture from the path to explore the various artistic, historical and cultural assets that a trail town has to offer.
  16. 16. Three successful Trail Towns:  Damascus, Virginia  Gilbert, West Virginia  West Newton, Pennsylvania Livingston, KY was certified in May 2013 as a trail town that is experiences a growing success.
  17. 17. Damascus, Virginia - Case Study
  18. 18. EPG students as adventure tourists on the Virginia Creeper Trail
  19. 19. Abingdon, VA versus Jackson, KY
  20. 20. Virginia Creeper Trail
  21. 21. EPG students gather at the Martha Washington Hotel, across the street from the Barter Theater, Abingdon VA
  22. 22. From $90,350 to $1,177,600 CITY OF DAMASCUS REVENUES: 1978 - 2014
  23. 23. Gilbert, West Virginia – Case Study
  24. 24. Gilbert, West Virginia
  25. 25. TRAIL TOWN
  26. 26. Trail Town Steps 1. Set a meeting date to organize interested people/parties. 2. Set a date (and back-up date) to explore the existing trails and trail systems. 3. After some time, reassemble all self-assessment teams to discuss general observations. 4. Reconvene at the meeting place and compile notes. 5. Continue through the trail route advisory meeting steps to identify and meet with landowners and discuss the project. 6. Move forward. 7. Form the Trail Route Advisory Subcommittee (TRAC).
  27. 27. Worksheets A ( Trail usage )
  28. 28. Worksheet A for Breathitt County Sample filled-out Worksheet A that we did for Breathitt County. There was not much statistics at our disposal; the departments and/or programs involved did not have data pertaining these activities.
  29. 29. Worksheet B
  30. 30. Worksheet C (Natural, cultural, & historical assets inventory)  The assets include trails, natural features, points of interest, artists, musicians, and other entertainment venues.  Get photographs of these assets.
  31. 31. Worksheet D ( Land Access to Acquire Inventory) Identifies landowners This worksheet should contain landowner’s details
  32. 32. Worksheet E (Planned Trail Experiences Inventory)  Summarizes the experiences that trail users should expect when they visit your town.  Briefly explain how typical users may spend a day exploring everything your community has to offer.  Example: - Trail Type: - Summary paragraph (Including difficulty) - Mileage:
  33. 33. Trail Route Advisory Subcommittee (TRAC)  1st Meeting :- Lay out proposed trail route connecting the trails to the town.  2nd Meeting :- Explain the trail town vision to landowners and how they can participate.  3rd Meeting :- Review findings and finalize trail route.  4th Meeting :- Develop a written plan to be used for completion of trail construction. (Required for certification).  Next step :- Begin trail construction with amenities, then proceed to assessment II.
  34. 34. Trail Types - ATV Trail - Water Trail - Pack and Saddle Trail - Bicycle Trail - Hiker/ Pedestrian Trail
  35. 35. Trail Specifications and Standards
  36. 36. Bicycle Trail Specifications and Standards
  37. 37. Hiking Trail Specifications and Standards
  38. 38. Trail Signage
  39. 39. Entrance Signs
  40. 40. Destination Signs
  41. 41. Trail Identification Signs
  42. 42. Regulatory Signs
  43. 43. Interpretive Signs
  44. 44. Road Crossing Signs
  45. 45. Reassurance Blaze Markers
  46. 46. Trailhead Information Signs
  47. 47. Banners
  48. 48. So what are we asking YOU to do?
  49. 49. 1.Form a task force 2. Send a letter 3. Designate a trailhead 4. Include hiking/biking trails in wayfinding signage
  50. 50. Questions

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