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2018 Maine Woods Destination Rally Registration Deadline Extended to Monday - May 14

Maine Woods Consortium

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 1:00 PM - Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Guided Tour of the Moosehead Lake Region
Guided Tour of the Moosehead Lake Region from downtown Greenville to AMC’s new Medawisla Lodge (1:00-5:30)
Ended $55.00 $0.00
Reception - May 16
Cocktail Reception at Kelly’s Landing on Moosehead Lake (5:30-7:00)
Ended Free $0.00
Destination Rally - May 17
Participants will take a deep dive into strategies needed at the local and regional levels to capitalize on Rural Destination Development as a means to increase economic and community vitality across the Maine Woods.
Ended $35.00 $0.00
Breakfast - May 17 (7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.)
Trailside Restaurant, located at Leisure Life Resort, is offering a breakfast of hot beverages, juices, fruits, croissant, muffins, bagels, granola, yogurt. $13.00 person tax/service included TO BE PAID AT THE RESTAURANT. Reserve here.
Ended Free $0.00

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Registration Deadline Extended to - Monday, May 14, 2018 

2018 Maine Woods Destination Rally 

Join tourism leaders from across the state to celebrate, learn about, and help shape Rural Destination Development strategies for the Maine Woods region.


With travel and tourism projected to grow in Maine and nationally, Rural Destination Areas have tremendous opportunity to diversify their economies by investing in recreational, cultural, and community assets to attract not only new visitors, but new residents and businesses as well.

This two-day event will feature:

  • Guided tour of Moosehead Lake region destination assets
  • Evening reception for networking and storytelling
  • Forecasting travel and activity trends impacting the Maine Woods
  • Discussion about balancing increased visitation and a revitalizing forest products economy
  • Scenario planning for High Potential Rural Destination Areas and the Maine Woods region

As input to this event, the Maine Woods Consortium contracted with the consulting firm Future IQ to analyze future tourism trends, economic impacts, and destination development scenarios for the Maine Woods.


Future IQ’s finding will anchor day two of the Rally and include a focus on High Potential Rural Destination Areas including the Bethel/Maine West, Rangeley Lakes, High Peaks, Kennebec Valley, Moosehead, Katahdin, St. John Valley, DownEast Lakes and Bold Coast regions.


Note lodging and breakfast information below in the FAQ section. 



DAY ONE - Wednesday, May 16


Guided Tour of Moosehead Lake Region Destination Assets & Projects

1:00   Meet at Kelly's Landing in downtown Greenville for a presentation and discussion of local destination development plans, activities, and investments. 


1:40   Load vans (provided by Northeast Whitewater) for tour of the Moosehead area.  

    • Blair Hill Inn – Visit with innkeepers Ruth and Dan McLaughlin to learn about their work to establish Blair Hill as a world-class destination resort.
    • Lily Bay State Park – Tour and discussion with Bureau of Parks and  Lands staff about park assets, infrastructure plans and visitation.
    • AMC Medawisla Lodge – Tour and discussion of amenities, recreational infrastructure, and visitation at AMC’s newest Wilderness Lodge – refreshments provided.

4:45   Return trip to Greenville – watching for Moose along the way!


5:30   Reception Kelly’s Landing – drinks, appetizers, networking & storytelling


7:00   Disperse for dinner at various local restaurants


DAY TWO – Thursday, May 17


Conference-style workshop at Bartley Event Center in Greenville 


9:00 - 9:30   

Registration – Bartley Event Center, Greenville

9:30 - 10:00


Welcome & Update on Maine Woods Consortium's Rural Destination Development Strategy 

10:00 – 11:00


Future Forecast: Travel Trends That Will Impact

Tourism in the Maine Woods


Presentation and discussion of Future IQ’s findings on emerging trends in recreation, visitor demographics, the sharing economy, and other factors shaping the travel economy and implications for the Maine Woods.


11:00 -11:15


11:15 – 12:30


Scenario Planning & Potential Impacts of

Rural Destination Development


Workshop with Future IQ to review potential economic and social impacts of successful destination development in the Maine Woods, and engage in scenario planning for high potential rural destination areas and the Maine Woods region as a whole.


12:30 – 1:15


1:15 – 2:15


Balancing Outdoor Recreation and

a Revitalizing Forest Products Economy


Discussion of the impacts of public recreation on private forest lands and strategies for managing potential increased visitation in high potential rural destination areas.


2:15 -2:30


2:30 – 3:45


Destination Area Scenario Planning Results & Discussion


Review results of morning scenario planning exercise with Future IQ and discuss implications for product development, marketing, investment and policy.


3:45 – 4:00

Final Thoughts, Thank You, Adjourn





Are there discounted lodging options?  


We have secured a special rate with a few local in-town lodging establishments. These rates will be valid for the evenings of May 16 and 17. To receive the reduced rate, you must book by phone and let them know you are with the Maine Woods Destination Rally.  

  Kineo View Lodge: $79.00 + tax - 207-695-4470

  Moose Mountain Inn: $89.95 + tax - 207-695-3321

  Chalet Moosehead: $84.00 + tax - 207-695-2950

  Leisure Life Motel: $65 + tax - 800-726-2302



What is there for breakfast options?
Trailside Restaurant, located at Leisure Life Resort, is offering a breakfast on May 17 for $13.00 person tax/service included: hot beverages, juices, fruits, croissant, muffins, bagels, granola, yogurt. Reserve your spot in the ticket area. 


Will there be additional information provided before the event?


Yes, organizers will dend addtional logistical details (if needed) and prep materials for the day two discussion the week before the event. 


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Mike Wilson ( or Dina Jackson (

Have questions about 2018 Maine Woods Destination Rally Registration Deadline Extended to Monday - May 14? Contact Maine Woods Consortium

When & Where

Bartley Family Event Center
241 Pritham Avenue
Greenville, Maine 04441

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 1:00 PM - Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

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