TRAILS AT JAKES ROCKS- A KINZUA PATHWAYS PROJECT
National Forest - Local Funding
Local business leaders developed the Kinzua Pathways concept to develop recreational assets and highlight the cultural history around the Allegheny Reservoir, drawing geotourism interest and economic impacts in the Warren-Bradford area that has been dependent on the boom-bust cycles of resource extraction.
With a public-National Forest partnership developed, the Warren Chamber began an aggressive fundraising campaign to develop a 40+-mile, purpose-developed trail system. The Chamber hired Kay-Linn to provide the final system design, develop and process environmental permits, create construction and bid documents, and ultimately manage the phased construction of the trail system.
Upon completion of the first phase of the system, the trails were seeing destination visitation from a six hour driving radius and were proclaimed by the Director of Recreation for the Eastern National Forests as the new standard for partnerships with the National Forest.