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
Entrepreneurship for the Public Good (EPG)
EPG students experience adventure tourism in
various counties of the KRADD region.
Zip-lining, hiking, ATVs, pontooning, and
What have we been doing in
Jackson, and Breathitt County
as a whole?
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)
2. EVENTS ( FESTIVALS & FAIRS )
3. BREATHITT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
4. BREATHITT COUNTY MUSEUM
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
distance trail in
which users can
venture from the
path to explore
and cultural assets
that a trail town
has to offer.
Three successful Trail Towns:
Gilbert, West Virginia
West Newton, Pennsylvania
Livingston, KY was certified in May 2013 as a trail town that is
experiences a growing success.
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
3. After some time, reassemble all self-assessment teams to discuss general
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).
Worksheet A for
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.
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.
Worksheet D ( Land
Access to Acquire
This worksheet should contain landowner’s
Worksheet E (Planned Trail Experiences
Summarizes the experiences that trail users should expect when they visit
Briefly explain how typical users may spend a day exploring everything
your community has to offer.
- Trail Type: - Summary paragraph (Including difficulty)
Trail Route Advisory Subcommittee
1st Meeting :- Lay out proposed trail route connecting the trails to the
2nd Meeting :- Explain the trail town vision to landowners and how they
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