Black Woods Byway
11/7/2007
Minutes

Attending: Charlie Hitchings, Gary Edwards, Charlie Corliss, John Titus, Jim Fisher

Transit services along Route 182
What are the demographics of non-automotive visitors?
Would visitors to ANP be interested in the Blackwoods experience?
Can this region provide a “soft outdoors experience”?

April 2nd - Business and Trails Conference this spring

 

Route 182

Pearly Leighton House

Tunk Lake

Bureau of Parks and Lands

Group discussed creation of a multiday backpacking concept

Peter Dustin talked about the important contributions of private groups, like the boy scouts and girl scouts for trail infrastructure along the Appalachian Trail. 
Peter also advocated working with local trail groups, rider organizations, etc. to build projects

DOC is planning to do more to packages outdoors tours.

Geo-Tourism

Gary Best, new BP&L Interpretive Planner – good contact for this project

Edge Program – After School Program operated by Maine Sea Coast Mission Weald Bethel program. Might be able to design signs.

Young Tunk Mountain – ridge just south of Sprague Falls Road, good views
Owners

Charlie Corliss will send Jim a picture of the cable car that used to cross the river.

 

Zoning Maps for Cherryfield
Charlie noted that the proposed Cherryfield map is at odds with existing development and possible commercial uses to serve the Rail Trail and byway
Jim will seek copies of the proposed maps

Corridor plan for east-west connections

Sunrise Trail

 

Recreational Trails Project Proposal