Lt. Governor Becky Skillman announces today that 11 communities are recipients of trail grants through the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. The state is investing $75,000 to assist communities in developing, expanding and marketing thematic trails that will drive tourism in Indiana communities.
“These trails will connect visitors to areas that showcase Indiana’s culture, arts and heritage,” Lt. Governor Becky Skillman said. “We know that visitors are attracted to areas that offer a unique experience, and these grants will certainly aid in that effort.”
|Hendricks County CVB||Rural Routes to Main Street Trail||$9,967|
|Dearborn County CVB||Windows of Aurora Walking Tour||$5,313|
|South Bend/Mishawaka CVB||Studebaker Bendix Heritage Trail||$3,500|
|Dekalb County CVB||I/69 Golf Trail||$7,500|
|Hamilton County CVB||Nickel Plate Arts Trail||$9,000|
|Harrison County CVB||Indiana Cave Trail||$9,000|
|Daviess County CC||Geocaching Trail||$9,000|
|Southern Indiana Regional Marketing Cooperative||Fruits & Flowers Trail
|Madison CVB||By Hoosier Hands Trail||$1,870|
|Marion/Grant County CVB||Indiana Gas Dome Heritage Trail||$9,000|
|City of Bloomington||iTour Bloomington Walking Tour||$1,850|
After successes such as the Pete Dye Golf Trail and the Northern Indiana Art and Earth Trail, state officials were looking to aid local and regional efforts in developing, enhancing and marketing tourism-focused thematic trails. Applicants were encouraged to submit trail projects that showcase an area’s distinctiveness as well as increase tourism.