Trail Friendly Business Application

Delaware & Lehigh - Trail Friendly Business Application

D&L Trail Friendly Business Application

We recommend writing your answers in a document on your computer and pasting the answers into this form. Complete this form in as much detail as possible to apply for D&L Trail Friendly Business status. Your form is not successfully submitted unless you see a “THANK YOU” screen with next steps. Contact the Program Coordinator (Trails@delawareandlehigh) if you need help.

  • Basic Business Info

  • When did the business start at this location
  • Easiest way is to copy and paste from a browser. Need to include http. For example:
  • Upload a high quality image of your business logo
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    Max. file size: 150 MB.
    • Essential Trail Friendly Business Requirements

      To qualify as a D&L Trail Friendly Business you need to meet these four minimum requirements to meet trail users needs. Please document how you achieve these requirements below.
    • Its critical that your business has a trail friendly atmosphere and is welcoming to trail users. While there is not one specific thing that makes your business trail friendly, please explain the steps you take to make trail users feel welcome and valued.
    • Photo examples to support your description of a trail friendly atmosphere.
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      • Its important that the staff that the customers interact with have a basic understanding of the local trails and amenities. Being able to answer questions like where is the trailhead, where does the trail go, what can I do on the trail are examples of some common questions trail users have. Explain how you train front line staff to answer these types of questions.
      • If you have any documents or materials that you use for training, you can upload them here.
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        • Has your business completed the D&L Trail Business survey at least once in the past two years? Visit this website to complete the survey:
        • Your business needs to provide some basic amenities to trail users who visit your business. We require your business to have at least 3 of the 7 available to people who come to your business:
        • Special Trail Friendly Business Features

          There are many ways to support trails and trail users. What works best for your business, may not work best for others. That’s why we encourage businesses to find their own special mix. In addition to the four requirements, your business must achieve any two of the following six items to qualify as a D&L Trail Friendly Business.
        • Does your business support trail causes? Are you a participating member of an advocacy, planning, or trail group? List the ways you support your local trails and trail users.
        • Are you an active D&L Corporate Partner? Record the membership level and date joined.
        • Where can trail users store their gear when they visit your business? The business should have at least one of the following options. *If you are a lodging, you are required to have a covered and secure storage area for overnight gear storage.
        • What tools are available for trail equipment repair that patrons can use? You need to have at least two of the following to achieve this item.
        • Does your business host or sponsor public trail events (rides, paddles, runs, etc.)? To qualify you need to host/sponsor at least one public trail event per year. Record the name, date, and type of event.
        • Does the business have a regular or seasonal promotion or sale for trail users? What special things do you do to encourage trail users to shop at your business? Document the promotions
        • Provide links or handles for your business’s social media accounts: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest, TikTok, etc.
        • Is there anything else you would like to share about how the business supports trails and trail users?
        • Upload any other additional photo or videos to support your application
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          Max. file size: 150 MB.
          • Recheck and submit

            Recheck that you have filled out all required questions. When everything is complete, hit the submit button. It can take a minute to upload all information. Form is not successfully submitted until you see the “THANK YOU” page. Please contact D&L Director of Trails and Conservationr if you need help.