Lake County has a new adventure map for residents and tourists to explore the area, all part of a Lake County Trails Committee, Travel Oregon and Travel Southern Oregon pilot project.
Lake County Trails Committee Chairman Tonia Albertson was approached by Steven Hatfield — who at that time was employed by Travel Oregon — at a conference in October 2019 about whether or not Lake County would be interested in developing a new type of recreation map. Hatfield told Albertson that Lake County would be chosen as a pilot project for the map before it would be rolled out to other parts of the state.
In early 2020 a meeting was held at the Inter-Agency office in Lakeview to discuss the map, and go over the details: What should be on the map, how it should work, and its target populations. One of the big takeaways was that Lake County would be split into five different regions, with detailed information about what to do in each region and information about that area. To incorporate people’s use of smart phones to look up information, QR codes have been printed that connect the map to more information online, so people are able to find more details.
For the rest of the story pick up the Oct. 28 edition of the Lake County Examiner.