Making it in Maine: Resilience Through the Pandemic

In March of this year, Maine’s outdoor economy faced an uncertain future.

Sales of outdoor gear plummeted, and events, reservations and trips were cancelled. Our state’s $3 billion outdoor recreation economy came to a screeching halt. And then, just as quickly, a boom: people started biking, hiking, boating and spending more time outside than ever before.

In our latest Making it in Maine video, hear from outdoor brands on how the pandemic has shaped our outdoor economy, renewed our connection to the outdoors and Maine, and given us hope for the future.

Yarmouth Boat Yard

 

Old Town Canoes & Kayaks

 

Acadia Mountain Guides

 

Portland Gear Hub

 

Sandy Pines Campground

 

Salt Pump Climbing Gym

 

Thank you to brands and outdoor industry leaders featured:

Ryan Lilly, Old Town
Tino Fiumara, Salt Pump Climbing Gym
Ainsley Judge, Portland Gear Hub
Jon Tierney, Acadia Mountain Guides
Jim Darroch, Sandy Pines Campground
Steve Arnold, Yarmouth Boat Yard

Produced by 360 Media Ventures based in Portland, Maine.