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    Lt. Governor Becky Skillman Awards 11 Trail Grants for Thematic Trail Development in Indiana

    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.”

    Recipient Project Grant Amount
    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

     

    $9,000
    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.

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