What is the top industry in your state? Do you know? In Maine it is tourism. The Maine Office of Tourism is very robust and they work hard at promoting and expanding Maine’s top industry. Their Marketing Partnership Program provides marketing funding to the eight Maine designated tourism regions in the form of grants.
The recipients of grants range from the Whoopie Pie Festival (don’t laugh, it is a big whoopie in the state), to the Portland Bach Experience.
A grant was awarded to Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce, (a nice 4 figure amount!). The Moosehead Lake Region, located in The Maine Highlands (Bangor-Katahdin-Moosehead Lake) is one of the eight Maine tourism regions. All 8 regions have their own flavor, their own merits and their own attractions to tourists. Moosehead Lake Region is no exception.
Congratulations to the chamber, we all need a boost at times. Visitors flock to the region in all seasons but there is always room for more. Bring them on.
One of the great things about the Moosehead Lake Region is the diverse choice of adventures available. From hardline to soft. Since it is February lets’ talk about winter. You can snowshoe, ride the snowmobile trails or…attend a Pig Roast & Bonfire and the 14th Annual Moosehead Lake Chocolate Festival or…attempt all four!
But if you like to have someone else do all the planning, let me count the ways. Many of the Inns in the Moosehead Lake Region offer packages that arrange your adventures for you.
Example package offered by The Lodge at Moosehead Lake
NORTH WOODS IMMERSION
Immerse yourself in the North woods of Maine with an experience you will long remember. This intimate Adventure Lodge has just what the outdoor junky is looking for.
This 4 nights & 3 full days package includes:
- Day 3: Complete hiking instructions to Gulf Hagas with picnic lunch – be sure to bring a camera and water shoes to cool off in the river
- DINNER: One night at the lodge, three course meal in the Lakeview dining room on day other than Fly-In canoe trip. (Alcohol not included.) Lodge serves Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings.
- Gourmet breakfast every morning
- Lodge at Moosehead Lake Tote bag as a memento
Maine is also fortunate to have active Maine Guides that offer a variety of tours. Innkeepers in the region partner with the guides to create some wonderful outdoor adventures. Maine Guides are “recognized around the world as the gold standard in outdoor skills and knowledge.” They have been around since 1897! They are a treasured part of Maine tourism.
In my most recent blog on destination locations I mentioned that destination locations are not only good for tourism but can be a terrific place to live, raise a family, own a business, as well as visit.
In addition The B&B Team recently sold the Chalet Moosehead Lakefront Motel. New innkeepers with their family will be welcoming guests this coming spring.
Live the robust life in a robust Maine tourism region. The B&B Team is here to help pave your way.
Thanks for Listening,