The US-12 Heritage Trail Council has announced plans for a “Heritage Route Summit” later this month and is inviting heritage advocates, community leaders, entrepreneurs, business owners, students, educators, and politicians to learn more about tapping into existing assets to create thriving communities.
The conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 29th, at The Historic Coldwater Golf Club, 270 Narrows Road in Coldwater.
The summit is for anyone who wants to learn to take advantage of their cultural, historical and scenic heritage resources to help strengthen their community’s economy.
Among Southwest Michigan finest attributes is the region’s historic and cultural heritage. Much has been learned about how to convert this rich history into tourism – external and internal – through many different methods. One is the designation of certain roadways as “Heritage” routes or trails.
Southwest Michigan was among the first to really maximize this opportunity and is home to one of the longest heritage routes – US-12 – which is 212 miles long.
The cost to attend the summit is $25, which includes a continental breakfast, lunch and meeting materials.
For more information – including a registration form that should be mailed back by October 22nd with your registration payment – go to http://us12heritagetrail.org or contact Kim Gallagher at (269) 925-1137, extension 18.