Bowling Green, Ky.—January 12, 2016—Cave Country Trails will be hosting four free community trail planning workshops to create more awareness of the group’s vision and work toward the creation of a master trail plan. Cave Country Trails is a nonprofit organization whose vision is to create a larger network of trails connecting communities in the Mammoth Cave area with hiking, biking, walking, equestrian and water trails.

The trail planning workshops are designed to identify community trail assets, brainstorm trail connections and prioritize recommendations through breakout sessions and the creation of a composite map of a proposed master trail plan. Workshops are open to the public and will last three to four hours. Trail users and community officials are encouraged to attend. Learn the history of the Cave Country Trails group and find out more ways to get involved in regional outdoor recreational opportunities.

Russell Clark, an official from the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, will lead each workshop. A Transportation Engineering Technologist from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will also speak at each workshop to discuss the role of the transportation department in making this vision a reality. Seth Wheat, of the Kentucky Department of Adventure Tourism, will also speak at each session providing details about Trail Town designation opportunities and the regional importance of outdoor recreational tourism.

The Cave Country Trails workshop schedule includes:

Tuesday, Feb. 23; 1-5pm
Mary Wood Weldon Library
1530 S. Green Street
Glasgow, KY 42141

Saturday, Feb. 27; 11am-3pm
Edmonson County Public Library
280 Ferguson Street
Brownsville, KY 42210

Thursday, March 3; 5-9pm
Hart County Fairgrounds
2184 South Dixie Highway
Rowletts, KY 42765

Thursday, March 31; 4:30-8pm
Warren County Public Library-Bob Kirby Branch
175 Iron Skillet Court
Bowling Green, KY 42104

Cave Country Trails will continue taking applications for Project Director through Jan. 15. Trail users are encouraged to post photos on social media with the hashtag #CaveCountryTrails. More info can be found on the Facebook page:




Telia Butler, Bowling Green Area CVB

Marketing Committee Chair, Cave Country Trails

270-782-0800; telia(at)