The Mon River Trail System is a vibrant 48-mile rail-trail network in north central West Virginia and a critical link in the Parkersburg to Pittsburgh connection envisioned by the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition. Studies conducted by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and West Virginia University in 2017 reveal the trail system’s impact on the region and its contributions to Monongalia County’s growing economy, where business development and property values have increased substantially along the trail since its opening in 1998.

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Published on 08/01/17

Author: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Collection: Benefits of Trails

Type: Fact sheet

State: West Virginia

Tags: Economic Impact, User Surveys