WMEDC Events

Working Forest Bus Tour
for Hospitality Workers

Help your guests appreciate Maine’s working forest 


JDeere-sideview       saw mill







•   This tour is for guides, lodging personnel and other tourism-related workers that are interested in learning how working forests work.

•   On this tour you will see a wood harvesting operation that uses sustainable practices and modern equipment.

•   Then, you will “follow the wood” to the JD Irving Mill in Dixfield to see it processed using high tech machinery.

•  This tour is designed to help you enlighten your guests, enhance your customers’ experiences, and increase your value and bottom line!

Wednesday, June 11*, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Lunch provided

Bus tour starts and ends at the Irving Dixfield mill
24 Hall Hill Road, Dixfield

$10 per person

Registration required
Contact:  Arika Galkowski (778-5887, or
Mia Purcell (739-6543,


*Weather date June 12

 Workshop Sponsors


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This workshop is part of the Maine Woods Tourism Training Initiative—a project of the Maine Woods Consortium in partnership with the Greater Franklin Development Corporation and Western Maine Economic Development Council. To find out more about the Maine Woods Tourism Training Initiative and other Maine Woods tourism initiatives, please visit