Project: State of the High Peaks
Location: High Peaks Region
Partners: Center of Community GIS
The purpose of the State of the High Peaks report is to document and map the recreational resources that are found in the High Peaks Region. This project aims to identify all recreational trails in the region and identify the level of protected public access via conserved lands, licenses, or leases for each of the trails. In doing so, this report will establish a baseline outdoor recreation infrastructure census for the High Peaks Region of Maine.
By collecting this data on recreational trails, lodging, parking areas, and conservation lands it will allow local, state and regional planners to create a shared vision for investment for the High Peaks Region. Chambers of commerce, economic development groups and statewide reports have indicated that natural resources and tourism are a growth sector for our region (AVCOG, 2018).
The report will conclude with recommended next steps for the High Peaks Initiative to best utilize the information for the next phase of on the ground assessments and recommended improvements to Maine's High Peaks recreational infrastructure.