Friday, October 9, 2009

Kent Harvest Trails in Michigan

Molly Kimmelman of The Grand Rapids Press featured West Michigan's Kent Harvest Trails yesterday. The Kent Harvest Trails, which are celebrating their 20th year, bring 50,000 visitors to 19 farms throughout West Michigan. All kinds of "trails" -- harvest trails, art trails, wine trails, farm trails, quilt trails -- seem to be on the rise. I really like this "trail" idea, and I think it's an effective way to group rural tourism resources together into an attractive bundle. While a single farm or art studio may not seem like reason enough for families to jump in the car and drive for a spell, a whole "trail" of them certainly is. And everyone loves to go on a quest for treats!

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