County Governments Help Develop Two New Online Interactive Trail Maps – Check them out!

The Maryland Department of Transportation has released a new online tool of a comprehensive interactive trails map.  In response to growing interest in trails, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) led a comprehensive interagency planning effort to develop a long-term strategic plan to guide the implementation of a s trail network throughout the State. Many county governments, and in particular, experts from Parks and Recreation departments, worked intensely with the state over the past year to turn the plan into reality.   The beta version of the tool was demonstrated at MACo’s 2010 Winter Conference in January during the Parks and Recreation affiliate session.

The interactive trail map was designed to be a useful planning tool in identifying what transportation trails and connections exist and where some future connections might make sense.  The new program Maryland Trails: A Greener Way to Go. communicates a Statewide vision for Maryland’s trail network and provides a strategic approach to planning for future trail development.

Try the online  tutorial before you explore the map.

Another online interactive map was recently announced by state’s Office of Tourism. This  interactive tour map highlights unique local features, heritage trails, and destinations across Maryland. Take it for a spin and learn something new!

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