GPS to guide the Mason Co. Quilt trail


By Kayla Hawthorne - khawthorne@aimmediamidwest.com



MASON COUNTY — The Mason County Quilt Trail now has global positioning system (GPS) coordinates to help guide tourists through the trail.

Denny Bellamy, tourism director, said due to COVID-19, he was able to get out around the county in March, April and May to finish the coordinates for the trail.

“Tourists have been requesting GPS coordinates for all our quilt squares,” Bellamy said. “That way they can simply program the coordinates into their phones and let their phones guide them on the Quilt Trail.”

Bellamy said the quilt trail covers all of Mason County and includes 40 squares and Mail Pouch barns. Bellamy said it took around 30 hours to map the entire trail.

The GPS coordinates for the Mason County Quilt Trail can be found on the tourism website: masoncountytourism.org.

Bellamy said the tourism office is also working on GPS coordinates for the Lower Kanawha Bike Trail and the Lower Kanawha Water Trail. Bellamy said these are two summer tourism projects he is working on.

“We hope to open those trails when the state opens the new section of Route 35,” Bellamy said. “With the virus, we need these tourism trails more than ever.”

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By Kayla Hawthorne

khawthorne@aimmediamidwest.com

Kayla Hawthorne is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing. Reach her at (304) 675-1333, ext. 1992.

Kayla Hawthorne is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing. Reach her at (304) 675-1333, ext. 1992.