Trails: Creating Links to the Natural Surroundings of Haliburton County. The Case of the Boshkung

Author: 
Davis, Seonaid
Date: 
1997
Location: 
U-links 705-286-2411
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TPB-516
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Abstract: 

This paper takes a look at the demand for recreational trails linking this to bioregional theory and the sense of belonging or special significance that an individual may derive from a trail. The focus shifts to difficulties that commonly arise for landowners as trail development encroaches on privately-owned land and specifically, looks at a conflict in Stanhope Township evolving at the time of writing. A proposed hiking trail along the Boshkung River had raised issues and concerns, both pro and con, and these are outlined in the paper. The mandate and work of the Haliburton County Trails and Tours Network to develop a strategy for trail development is discussed and the Stanhope debate stands as an example of how important such integrated planning and management is in capitalizing on the unique mixture of land and water based resources in the County of Haliburton.

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