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Trail Utilization Study: Analysis of the Trail Systems Within the Oil Heritage Region

Over sixty miles of trails in the Oil Heritage Region of Venango County and 75% of surveyed trail users cited the trails as their main reason for coming to the area. Non-local trail users spent an average of $32.93 per day and local users spent a daily average of $3.71 per person. The estimated 82,930 people who used the trails between July and October 2006 created an economic benefit of $2.22 million within the Oil Heritage Region and the estimated 160,792 people who used the trail during all of 2006 created an estimated overall economic impact of $4.31 million.
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  • Over sixty miles of trails in the Oil Heritage Region of Venango County span through Oil Creek State Park, Two Mile Run County Park and along the Allegheny River. Between July 2006 and October 2006, an estimated 82,930 people used the trails. Seventy eight percent were from Pennsylvania. Of the Pennsylvanians, 23% were from the Oil Heritage Region. Seventy-five percent of surveyed trail users cited the trails as their main reason for coming to the area.
  • Non-local trail users spent an average of $32.93 per person per day or $88.49 per group, while users from the Oil Heritage Region spent a daily average of $3.71 per person, or $10.91 per group. The 82,930 users who visited the trails between July and October 2006 created an economic benefit of $2.22 million within the Oil Heritage Region. During all of 2006, there were an estimated 160,792 trail users who created an estimated overall economic impact of $4.31 million.

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