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    Author(s): Robert S. Bristow
    Date: 2007
    Source: In: Burns, R.; Robinson, K., comps. Proceedings of the 2006 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2006 April 9-11; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-14. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 185-189.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report - Proceedings
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    A traditional tourist attraction in New England is the classic rural New England town. These small communities have a small-town feel bounded by family farms and wooded lands. These towns are heavily visited during the fall foliage season and during spring maple sugaring operations. The rural character of many New England communities is threatened by a growing population as citizens forego urban plight and move to pastoral environments to build "McMansions" on retired farmlands. This paper presents an analysis of changing demographic characteristics in one community and the preference for open space.

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    Bristow, Robert S. 2007. Tourism in New England towns: a threat to the rural fabric. In: Burns, R.; Robinson, K., comps. Proceedings of the 2006 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2006 April 9-11; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-14. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 185-189.

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