Have you ever wondered how local trails can make an economic impact to the surrounding community? The Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA) opened the Hershey Medical Center (HMC) Trail System in October of 2018 to serve the surrounding community as a multi-use trail system. Since inception, the trails have provided a healthy new space for outdoor activities and exercise while also boosting the economy for many local establishments. Continue reading to see how the HMC trail system helped stimulate the local economy and was directly responsible for generating more than $500,000 in local revenue!!!

HMC Trail Study 8.20.21 Final