Location of agritourism farms influenced by amenities

Map of the U.S. showing the percentage of farms with income from agritourism

Agritourism includes such recreational services as hunting and fishing, farm or wine tours, and hay rides. The share of farms engaged in agritourism is high in the West, where agricultural lands tend to have lower yields due to low rainfall and mountainous terrain. Agritourism farms are also relatively common in sparsely populated parts of Texas, in a string of rural counties running from Louisiana to the Carolinas, and in some high-amenity locations benefiting from seasonal residents and tourism, such as in the New England area, and along the East coast and the Northern Great Lakes. This map appeared in the March 2011 issue of Amber Waves.

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