During COVID-19, trail use grew by leaps and bounds. “With pandemic restrictions in place, the outdoors became essential spaces for people to recreate, gather and escape during an incredibly difficult time. Across the country, trail use skyrocketed during the pandemic, up 79% between March and July 2020 according to data from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.” Numerous new trail users have emerged throughout the pandemic, making trails an even more valuable investment than they were prior to COVID-19.

Today, we are sharing this article that demonstrates some of these important trends. So, dig in and enjoy reading about exponential growth in trail use around the region and the country. Then be sure to follow RiverWise on social media to keep up with this important campaign. Together we can save trails in Beaver County and lead our region into the future.