Delayed by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the opening of the first phase of the Elk River Trail State Park was planned for spring. In the meantime, state and local officials are looking forward to an economic boost and the birth of new businesses along the way.
Mark Wylie, district administrator of West Virginia State Parks, says that when a new state park opens, there is often a financial benefit to the business community and the community in general.
More information about the Elk River Rail-Trail:
Elk River Trail Foundation Facebook Page