The overall benefits of trails to communities include health, environmental, and economic, which together create a higher quality of life for residents and visitors. Trails are a significant community asset, and represent a new “town square”, providing a meeting place for people to congregate with their families and friends. This allows for a break from the television, computer, and phone, providing some much needed downtime from today’s busy world. This natural meeting space helps make connections between neighbors, foster pride in the town, and builder a better, stronger community and strengthen connections of people of all ages to the natural world.