Case Studies of Water Trail Impacts on Rural Communities

Water trail development causes economic and social and impacts on rural communities.

by Lindsy Johnson, MCRP


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Chronicles of water trail communities convey values influencing the sustainability of paddle trail projects. Water trails are not a panacea for rural development, however, water trail development can help achieve goals of economic diversification and improved quality of life in communities. Paddle trails are an effective approach to rural economic development and recreational access while enhancing natural and cultural qualities of a community.

Published September 01, 2002

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