Posted: Jul 14, 2012 10:50 AM by Laura Wilson - KAJ News
WHITEFISH- A local non-profit group has added nearly 20 miles worth of hiking and biking trails to the Whitefish area in just two years.
The Whitefish Legacy Partners are looking to expand their project again, by hosting the Whitefish Trails Friends Week, starting Saturday.
WLP is looking to sign up at least 500 "Trail Friends" and "Family" to donate annually to the care and expansion of Whitefish Trail and, 20 different Whitefish businesses and restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds to support it next week.
"Of the 4,000 visitors who come to Whitefish, 56% of them hike or bike. It's beneficial for businesses and it's beneficial for the trail. So, I think there's a natural alliance there that we're delighted businesses will share with us," Diane Conradi with the Whitefish Legacy Partners.
The trails and conservation areas are being built on state trust lands and are designed to generate money for Montana schools and universities.
Click here to learn more about Whitefish Trail Friends Week.