Tourism and Tourism Related Businesses

Photo by Don Dunbar

Photo by Don Dunbar

Maine’s beauty and its natural resources make the state the ideal place to start a tourism-based business. Nowhere is this more evident than in Washington County, where visitors flock to its picturesque coastlines, unspoiled woodlands, and quaint New England villages. If you are thinking of starting a tourism-based business, the following resources can steer you in the right direction.

Downeast & Acadia Regional Tourism (DART) — Information and tourism related resources for coastal Washington and Hancock counties.

Downeast Fisheries Trail — An interpretive trail through Washington and Hancock counties which highlights Downeast Maine’s fishing heritage.

Maine Ice Age Trail–The Maine Ice Age Trail leads through one of the finest and most accessible areas of glacial moraines, deltas and eskers.

Downeast Sunrise Trail  — All purpose scenic/recreational trail from Ayers Junction to Washington Junction.

Maine Innkeepers Association  — Trade organization for Maine innkeepers.

Maine Professional Guides Association  — Learn about and/or join the Maine Professional Guides Association.

Maine Restaurant Association  — Trade organization for Maine restaurant owners.

Maine Tourism Association: Downeast & Acadia — Search for lodging, dining, vacation spots in Washington and Hancock counties.

Maine Office of Tourism Directory  — Index of tourism related businesses in Maine. Search for places to stay, eat, and visit, or for things to do while you’re here. Search by town or by region. List your tourism-based business for free.

The Bold Coast Scenic Byway — Learn about the Bold Coast Scenic Byway.

Hiking the Bold Coast-– The Bold Coast is a scenic natural area of spruce -fir forest, peat bogs, dynamic rocky cliffs, and cobble beaches fronting the Bay of Fundy in eastern Washington County, Maine .