DAYTON, Tenn.—Nokian Tyres P.L.C. is helping fund the development of the Cumberland Trail in Rhea County, Tenn., near the tire maker's U.S. tire plant in Dayton.
Nokian said the undisclosed donation, done in honor of Earth Day, will help the Cumberland Trails Conference (CTC) continue to develop the Laurel-Snow part of the trail, near the Nokian plant.
CTC will use the fund to purchase trail-building supplies as it carves out the Rhea County potion of the Cumberland Trail. The state park comprises 28 segments, spanning the width of Tennessee from north to south.
Nokian said that when the trail is finished, it will run 300 miles from Signal Mount to Cumberland Gap.