FRIENDS OF BOONE TRACE, INC.
PRIORITY WORK LIST 2018

ALL COUNTIES

1)   Signage for Boone Trace, Wilderness Rd, Lewis & Clark Trail based on HR39 and SR 135 (House and
      Senate Resolutions)
2)   Merge BT bicycle route with USBR 21 National Bike Route
3)   Promote BT as health initiative of trails (Bike-Ped/ BT“Health Walks”)
4)   Begin to prepare for 250th anniversary of the opening of BT in 1775 which will occur in 2025
5)   Encourage all cities not currently Trail Towns nor in Main Street Program to become such.
6)   Link Trail Towns, Tourism Offices/Museums and/or Main Street Programs for all cities (except Flat Lick)
7)   Create hiking club to maintain overland trails
8)   Utilize social media (especially FB) and promote   education more
9)   Pursue Boone Trace Scenic Byway status
10) Promote economic benefit of trails

 

BELL COUNTY
1) Develop overland hiking path Meldrum to Pineville
2) Urge Cumberland Gap National Park to simplify directions for hiker to hike  from one side of Gap to the other
3) Pursue placement of statue Daniel Boone on Pyramid Marker at Saddle of Gap

Middlesboro
1) Develop hiking trail along east side of Yellow Creek to Meldrum
2) Develop Ball Cemetery and associated BT/WR

Pineville
1) Develop River Walk
2) Develop Cumberland Ford Park

 

KNOX COUNTY
1) No other specific priority

Barbourville
1) Link Union College to Lincoln Memorial University, Berea College and Eastern Kentucky University

Flat Lick
1) Promote The “Lick”
2) Promote The Warrior’s Path 

LAUREL COUNTY
1) Add Shared Use Path to the planned US 25 Expansion Project which will connect the Wellness
    Center/Downtown London to Levi Jackson State Park
2) Preserve Raccoon Spring/Happy Hollow forest

London
1) Same as above

ROCKCASTLE COUNTY
1) Complete Boone Gap Historical Rest Stop
2) Open Boone Trace trail through the DB National Forest
3) Develop Boone Trace horse trail through National Forest and Larry Hammond property to Livingston

Livingston
1) No other specific priority

Mount Vernon
1) No other specific priority

MADISON COUNTY
1) Complete Boone Gap Historic Rest Stop
2) Correct Brown Sign on I-75 confusing Fort Boonesborough with Civil War earthworks at Ford, Ky
3) Connect EKU, Berea College, Union College and LMU

Berea
1) Develop “Boone Trace Health Walk”

Richmond
1) Create tourism Boone Trace brand
2) Create tourism segue into Fort Boonesborough State Park
3) Develop Twetty’s Fort site into historic park
4) Connect Catalpa Park to Boone Trace

Fort Boonesborough State Park
1) Clear Hart House Remains Site and make display
2) Boone Trace Walking Path from Hart House site to Original Fort site

 

The following is a list of projects for 2018 developed from information obtained from workshops carried out over last year in all five counties through which Boone Trace passes (Bell, Knox, Laurel, Rockcastle and Madison). Pick a project in an area close to you and contact us if you wish to participate. We have a lot to do and need all of the help we can get. Thanks

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