Maine Woods is situated in the northern area of Maine, USA. It is a thinly populated region, overseen by a combination of private individual and private industrial owners and state government agencies. The region covers more than 3.5 million acres of forest bordered by Canada to the west and north. The area’s main products are timber and outdoor recreation.
Future iQ has worked with the Maine Woods Consortium on two research reports to investigate the role tourism can play in attracting new residents to the area and to build economic development within Maine Woods. These reports have been prepared by Future iQ as part of the Maine Woods Consortium’s rural destination development program.
FUTURE OF TOURISM – THE MAINE WOODS, PART 1: EMERGING TRENDS
This is a foresight research report examining emerging tourism trends and how they might influence destination development in the Maine Woods Region.
FUTURE OF TOURISM – THE MAINE WOODS, PART 2: POTENTIAL SCENARIOS & IMPACTS
This report provides an analysis of potential future tourism industry development in the Maine Woods Region. It also includes the future scenarios of tourism industry outcomes of the Destination Rally held in Greenville on 17 May 2018, which explored future potential scenarios for tourism development.