Northern Forest Canoe Trail: Economic Impacts and Implications for Sustainable Community Development

by Noah Pollock

This research examines the economic impact of paddler recreation along the waterways of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, a 740-mile route traversing New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine.


Nfct Final Report


Published September 01, 2007

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