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Explore Huntsville seeks Expressions of Interest for Eclipse Walk With Light venue




Huntsville, ON, March 13, 2024 – Eclipse Walk With Light is on the move! Following two successful seasons at Muskoka Heritage Place and a brief hiatus, Explore Huntsville has exciting plans for this popular local attraction — plans that begin with a local business partnership.


We’re seeking a local business to help us host a light walk that is even more enchanting and more engaging, one that will incorporate even more opportunity for outdoor activities in the off-season and winter months.


“This is an incredible opportunity for a local business to draw visitors to their property,” says Kelly Haywood, executive director of Explore Huntsville and the Huntsville Municipal Accommodation Tax Association. “Eclipse saw almost 60,000 visitors through its gates in its first two seasons and its future is bright.”


Landowners interested in this opportunity can review details here. Intentions to submit are requested by March 18, with expressions of interest due no later than March 25.

Prospective hosts are welcome and encouraged to submit a proposal to also operate the attraction and retain a negotiated portion of the profits.


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Media contact:

Kelly Haywood, Executive Director Explore Huntsville / Huntsville Municipal Accommodation Tax Association kelly@huntsvillemat.com  705-788-5847 


About Explore Huntsville / HMATA:

Explore Huntsville is the tourism marketing entity of the Huntsville Municipal Accommodation Tax Association (HMATA), a non-share capital corporation created in 2019 to promote and develop tourism in Huntsville. HMATA receives a portion of the funds generated via the Huntsville Municipal Accommodation Tax at local hotels, motels, resorts and short-term rental accommodations. Its focus is on attracting more visitors to Huntsville through sports and cultural events, new tourism product development and enhanced attractions and outdoor activities. The remainder of the MAT is retained by the Town of Huntsville and is earmarked for initiatives that promote and support tourism and economic development efforts benefitting both residents and visitors to Huntsville, as well as affordable housing initiatives. For more information about HMATA, visit huntsvillemat.com.

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