I can’t stand the term passive recreation area.  Common “passive recreation” pursuits are wildlife observation, walking, biking, snowshoeing, and canoeing, and a “passive recreation area” is typically defined as undeveloped space or an environmentally sensitive area.  I probably just dropped a whole lot of knowledge on you there.  Before I started working in the parks and recreation field, I didn’t know there was a difference between “active” and “passive recreation,” so I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t either.  I didn’t know recreational pursuits were categorized this way.  And they shouldn’t be. Let’s look more at what some common “passive”

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