SOMERSET — TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) has announced that Bell County will receive three trailhead signs.
One sign will be located at the trail-head for the Middlesboro Canal Walk. The other signs will be located at the Wilderness Trail Off Road Park.
The signage will include a trail map, safety guidelines and trail information. Local tourism contact information will also be included on each sign.
TOUR SEKY is partnering with Americas Byways (byways.org) to design and install the trailhead signage along recreational trails that meet the guidelines set by Americas Byways.
Signage will be installed at approved trails along the Country Music Highway, Red River Gorge and Wilderness Road National Scenic Byways and the Cumberland Cultural Heritage State Scenic Byway.
A National Scenic Byway is a road recognized by the United States Department of Transportation for one of the six “intrinsic qualities:” Archaeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational and scenic.
The program was established by Congress in 1991 to preserve and protect the nation’s scenic but often less-traveled roads and promote tourism and economic development. The National Scenic Byways Program is administered by the Federal Highway Administration.
For more information about the trailhead signage program, contact TOUR SEKY Programs Director Maggie Bill at 606-677-6093.
TOUR SEKY is an award winning initiative of Congressman Hal Rogers. The organization’s mission is to educate, expand, develop and market the existing and potential tourism industry throughout southern and eastern Kentucky, while contributing to the economic, cultural growth, health and awareness, and overall quality of life of the region. For additional information about TOUR SEKY visit www.tourseky.com, or call 606-677-6093.