On May 16-17, 2018, the Maine Woods Consortium hosted its 5thMaine Woods Destination Rally to engage tourism leaders from across the state in celebrating, learning about, and shaping Rural Destination Development strategies for the Maine Woods region.

Seventy-five stakeholders from across the region took part in the two-day event featuring:

  • A guided tour of Moosehead Lake region destination assets
  • Discussions of emerging travel trends and balancing outdoor recreation with a dynamic forest products economy, and
  • Scenario planning for High Potential Rural Destination Areas and the Maine Woods region.

The 2018 Rally will inform work by the consulting firm Future IQ  to analyze future tourism trends, potential economic impacts, and destination development scenarios for the Maine Woods.

Follow these links to Rally presentations, and scroll down to see picture from the event!

Maine Woods Consortium – Destination Development Overview

Moosehead Lake Revitalization, Donna Moreland, Maine Office of Tourism

Forest Management & Recreation, Sarah Medina, Seven Islands Land Company

Future Forecast & Scenario Development, Future IQ


Conference Photos


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Tour Photos


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