April 10-11, 2014.

The 2014 Alabama Trails Conference, "Celebrating 75 Years of Service of Alabama State Parks" at Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge located in Guntersville, Alabama, was a great success.

Stay tuned for details of the next conference.

About the Conference

Keynote Speaker: Edwin McBrayer

The PATH Foundation has been building a network of off-road trails in and around Atlanta for walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters for more than 22 years. This system of scenic greenways preserve our region’s forested character and offer opportunities for families to enjoy nature together.

Keynote Speaker: William Prince

William Prince, Program Manager, Trail Town Program® and the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) from Pennsylvania, will discuss the concept of Trail Towns as implemented in Pennsylvania. The Trail Town Program® is an economic development and community revitalization initiative working in “Trail Towns” along the Great Allegheny Passage.

Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey Lusk

The Hatfield~McCoy Trail System is a statutory corporation created by the West Virginia Legislature to generate economic development through tourism in nine southern West Virginia counties. As of 2013, the Hatfield~McCoy Trail System covers more than 600 miles of off-road trails in seven of its nine project counties.

Alabama State Parks Celebrate 75 Years of Service in 2014

From the beaches of the Gulf Coast to the Appalachian foothills, Alabama State Parks reflect every facet of the state’s rich natural landscape and in 2014 the state’s park system will celebrate a milestone — its 75th anniversary. Come to the 2014 Trails Conference to help us celebrate all of Alabama’s great outdoors.

2014 Trails Conference

The conference is the third trails conference highlighting Alabama's top trails from the initial development through the entire growth process. You will learn how trails have become successful all the way from the Red Mountain Park in Birmingham, AL to the nationally known Hatfield-McCoy Trails in West Virginia. The conference is sponsored by the Alabama Trails Commission, Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and Alabama State Parks.