May 5, 2021Blue River Trails Master Plan

The TNRD is undertaking a Trails Master Plan for the Town of Blue River, which will include trails within a 7km radius of town. This includes the area west of town with trails like the Green Mile, and the area east of town that features walking paths and groomed cross-country skiing trails. The Plan will also include motorized trails within the study area, such as the Cedar Connector. Alpine riding areas are outside of this planning process.

The Trails Master Plan will guide the development and management of trails in Blue River over the next 10 years and will support the improvement and expansion of the trails network for the benefit of all trail users. The plan will also explore the potential to bring economic benefits through more year-round tourism based on an improved trails network. The Draft Trail Plan will be available in July 2021, and the final plan will be presented to the TNRD Board in August 2021.

The Plan is being developed by LEES+Associates and is being guided by TNRD staff and the Blue River Trails Working Group, made up of key stakeholders. There will be multiple opportunities for participation and input from the broader community to make sure the plan reflects the priorities of Blue River residents.

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