THE TELEMARK CANAL
REGIONAL PARK

More than a Boat Trip!

Green and blue futures
Clonmel, Co Tipperary, Ireland, 10th Octo...
Contents
1. The Telemark Canal and The Regional Park.
2. More than a boat trip - how to make more visitors stay longer and...
Dalen

Notodden

Skien

Skien – Dalen 105 km
Skien – Notodden – 80 km
The Telemark Canal
•

Natural waterways
o Lakes, rivers and waterfalls

•

Canal from 1861
o 18 locks lifts 72 m
o Regular...
The challenge
•
•

To few visitors.

•

Difficult economy for tourist business.

•

Photo: Telemark County Council

Short ...
The Telemark Canal
Regional Park (2012)
Permanent platform for cooperation
•
•

Government agencies
Private business

•

V...
The canal and the canal landscape
More than a boat trip!
• Visitors regard The Telemark Canal as just a boat trip.
• Show visitors what more to see and do i...
Industrial
heritage

Fruites
landscape
Culture and hiking
in spectacular nature

Cultural
heritage

The Telemark Canal
Mor...
Attraction clusters – example
The fruit landscape
•

Large production of apples.

•

17 farms/businesses cooperate.

•

De...
Local clusters – lessons so far
•

Local identity and ownership.

•

Focus on existing attractions and make them cooperate...
Collection of local clusters – lessons so far
•

The regional park brings the local

clusters together, to learn, change
i...
Activity networks in the canal landscape
•

Activity tourism grows - the canal
landscape offers many possibilities.

•

Le...
Routes, maps, service for cycling
Routes, maps, service for hiking
Routes, maps and service for canoeing
Campsites with sanitation, waste management, fireplace
Piers and marinas with fuel, fresh water, waste management, se
Lots of things to do –
no low season for
the regional park!
Thank you – and welcome!

Photo: O. C. Thomassen
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  1. 1. THE TELEMARK CANAL REGIONAL PARK More than a Boat Trip! Green and blue futures Clonmel, Co Tipperary, Ireland, 10th October 2013 Frida Sviland, project coordinator
  2. 2. Contents 1. The Telemark Canal and The Regional Park. 2. More than a boat trip - how to make more visitors stay longer and return.
  3. 3. Dalen Notodden Skien Skien – Dalen 105 km Skien – Notodden – 80 km
  4. 4. The Telemark Canal • Natural waterways o Lakes, rivers and waterfalls • Canal from 1861 o 18 locks lifts 72 m o Regular canal boats o Timber, industrial goods, people • Tourist canal from 2006 o May - September o 3 canalboats - 20 000 pax o Visitors on shore
  5. 5. The challenge • • To few visitors. • Difficult economy for tourist business. • Photo: Telemark County Council Short season. How to make o more people come o stay longer o and return?
  6. 6. The Telemark Canal Regional Park (2012) Permanent platform for cooperation • • Government agencies Private business • Volunteers Objective • • Attractive tourist destination and residence Growth and development in business/industry Owners • • • 6 municipalities County council Canal Enterprise Organisation • • Photo: Telemark County Council 2 employees + network of owners 332 000 Euro + projects
  7. 7. The canal and the canal landscape
  8. 8. More than a boat trip! • Visitors regard The Telemark Canal as just a boat trip. • Show visitors what more to see and do in the canal landscape. • Build local attraction clusters and connecting activity networks. Photo: Telemark County Council
  9. 9. Industrial heritage Fruites landscape Culture and hiking in spectacular nature Cultural heritage The Telemark Canal More than a boat trip! Canal city
  10. 10. Attraction clusters – example The fruit landscape • Large production of apples. • 17 farms/businesses cooperate. • Design program for visits on the farms. • Taste, buy and experience. • Booking of groups. • Pilot this summer - many visitors. • Next: Cycling, canoeing, walking the fruit landscape.
  11. 11. Local clusters – lessons so far • Local identity and ownership. • Focus on existing attractions and make them cooperate. • Bring in private business, commercial elements. • How to move between attractions by car, foot, bicycle, boat. • Where to eat local food, find toilets, by souvenirs, sleep. • Make attractions recognize and promote each other. • Establish a common history with connection to the canal. • Local clusters of small attractions make them more visible and attractive.
  12. 12. Collection of local clusters – lessons so far • The regional park brings the local clusters together, to learn, change ideas. • A variation of local clusters makes the regional park richer and more attractive.
  13. 13. Activity networks in the canal landscape • Activity tourism grows - the canal landscape offers many possibilities. • Leisure boats are declining – but vital for the canal. • Routes and connections between attraction clusters. • Combine canalboats and activities. • Need facilitation and marketing.
  14. 14. Routes, maps, service for cycling
  15. 15. Routes, maps, service for hiking
  16. 16. Routes, maps and service for canoeing
  17. 17. Campsites with sanitation, waste management, fireplace
  18. 18. Piers and marinas with fuel, fresh water, waste management, se
  19. 19. Lots of things to do – no low season for the regional park!
  20. 20. Thank you – and welcome! Photo: O. C. Thomassen
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