Skip to Main Content
Sense of place along a scenic byway in MaineAuthor(s): Marilynne Mann; Jessica Leahy
Source: In: LeBlanc, Cherie; Vogt, Christine, comps. Proceedings of the 2007 northeastern recreation research symposium; 2007 April 15-17; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-23. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 108-113.
Publication Series: Other
Station: Northern Research Station
PDF: View PDF (744.29 KB)
DescriptionSense of place defines the value and meaning of location. The Rangeley Lakes area of Maine, an unusual natural environment with cultural and historic significance, was nationally recognized in 2000 by the designation of the Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway. A survey during the summer of 2006 sought to identify sense of place in the midst of tourism-related growth and development. Respondents, primarily visitors with above-average income and education, were attached to specific special places in the area. Perceptions concerning threatened places were not place-specific but were regional and connected to general environmental issues.
- Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
- During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
- Please contact Sharon Hobrla, email@example.com if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationMann, Marilynne; Leahy, Jessica. 2008. Sense of place along a scenic byway in Maine. In: LeBlanc, Cherie; Vogt, Christine, comps. Proceedings of the 2007 northeastern recreation research symposium; 2007 April 15-17; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-23. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 108-113.
- Sense of place: Mount Desert Island residents and Acadia National Park
- The importance of visitors' knowledge of the cultural and natural history of the Adirondacks in influencing sense of place in the high peaks region
- Sense of place in natural resource recreation and tourism: an evaluation and assessment of research findings.
XML: View XML