HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — Traci Berry, Visit Hot Springs’ trails coordinator, was named Supervisor of the Year by the Arkansas Trails Council at its meeting Thursday in Bentonville.
Berry coordinates all activities at Hot Springs’ internationally acclaimed Northwoods Trail System in the northern section of the city. She is in charge of the daily operations of the 21.5-mile Northwoods Trails, which connect to the 10-mile Cedar Glades trails to form a 31.5-mile system of mountain biking, running and hiking trails around three scenic lakes within minutes of downtown Hot Springs. Berry also coordinates several nationally known mountain biking events such as the annual Güdrun Festival that attracts competitors from across the nation.
“Traci is known throughout the country for her ability to manage our trails, which have made Hot Springs a mecca for riders, hikers and runners of every ability,” Visit Hot Springs CEO Steve Arrison said. “It’s wonderful to see her efforts recognized by the people who know and celebrate the emergence of Arkansas’s trails as one of our most valuable assets, not only for providing our citizens with a resource for their enjoyment but also as a powerful magnet for bringing more and more visitors to Hot Springs and Arkansas.”
The Arkansas Trails Council provides a unifying voice for the trails community across Arkansas. It brings together people and resources with an interest in the development, expansion, use and maintenance of trails in Arkansas.
The Trails Council provides a public forum for members of the trails community and serves as an organized voice for trails advocacy within the state. The Trails Council promotes trails awareness, trail usage and trail education within the population in general and is a proactive advocate for development and use of trails in Arkansas.
The Arkansas Trails Council is concerned with trails regardless of user group (e.g., foot trails, bicycle trails, equestrian trails, water trails, off road vehicle trails, or multi-purpose trails) or primary purpose (e.g., recreation, health / exercise, watchable wildlife, history).
For more information call Steve Arrison at 501-321-2027.