Outdoor rec day a success

MONTPELIER - Over 85 nonprofit trail stewards, outdoor business owners, ski area managers, and municipal leaders came to the Statehouse in Montpelier on Friday, February 16, for the inaugural Vermont Outdoor Recreation Day and to advocate for strategic investment for the future of outdoor recreation in Vermont.
The outdoor recreation economy brings $1.9 billion annually into Vermont, amounting to 4.6% of state GDP. Nationally, Vermont ranks second only to Hawaii for outdoor recreation contribution as a percentage of state GDP, according to the US Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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