A study by the University of Maine's School of Economics estimates the economic impact of the more than 63,000 visitors to the Boothbay Region Land Trust's preserve to be around $3.9 million a year.
That figure is based on surveys of trail users, who were found to spend around $73.77 per day, on average.
Researchers found that 63,832 visitors came to the land trust between April and November 2012, a figure that nearly doubles the 38,000 annual hikers noted in a 2000 report.
The report estimated the revenue generated by the land trust supports 39 jobs, full-time and part-time, and $1.1 million in related labor income.
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