What has proven truly remarkable in most trail locations is that compatible business ventures have inevitably sprung up along the trail to provide a wide range of visitor services and improvements for trails, often improving the local economy and providing jobs not there before the trail appeared.
In the final analysis, though, how much and what type of benefits a trail might provide depends on the type of trail. Rural trails have different impacts than do urban trails. The most economic benefit is realized from trails, like the Chester Valley Trail, that span both urban and rural settings. Our trail is truly an economic engine waiting to start serving the central Chester County area.