Turystyka jeziorna na obszarach chronionych na przykładzie Powidzkiego Parku Krajobrazowego
Lake tourism in protected areas on the example of the Powidz Landscape Park
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Background. The authors attempt to discuss the issue of tourism development in protected areas on the example of the Powidz Landscape Park. Contemporarily protected areas, thanks to their exceptional landscape values, are important attractions, stimulating tourism development, and thus may form a major potential for the advantage of many municipalities. On the basis of literature analysis, the notion of lake tourism was explained. Material and methods. The authors applied a general method known as ‘desk research’. The study was based on an analysis of the existing material in the form of data and information publicized by individual municipalities of the Powidz Landscape Park. Results and conclusions. The results prove the important role of protected areas in tourism development. In protected areas or their immediate vicinities, tourism infrastructure develops, which is a reaction to the rising demand or an attempt to utilize the potential seen in the touristic use of the areas. The study has shown that lake tourism could be a topic of research from various points of view.
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