Welcome to Aroostook County, Maine

Folks who enjoy year-round outdoor adventure, historic sites and unique local culture set their sights on this very special part of Maine. It’s hard to miss. Because Aroostook County, Maine, is the largest county in any state east of the Mississippi, larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined.

No wonder Mainers refer to it simply as “The County.” Aroostook’s other nickname is “The Crown of Maine.” Because of the way it sits atop the rest of the state — and the way its natural beauty shines and sparkles like nowhere else.

From friendly local folks to sumptuous restaurants, shopping destinations and breathtaking outdoor amenities, it is a peaceful borderland where time passes slower, refreshing evening breezes linger longer and sunsets sizzle for endless stretches. Step back into the way Maine used to be and take a deep breath of fresh pine and balsam-heavy air: Aroostook County is a place for rejuvenating and reconnecting with life's simple pleasures.

Aroostook, named from a Native American word meaning “Beautiful River” is aptly nicknamed the “The Crown of Maine” partly because of its geographic location but more because of the breathtaking experiences that await you. Known by several different names, including, “The Last Frontier of the East” or by many Mainers as just “The County,” Northern Maine instills memories that not even time can fade.

Bordering the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick, geographically it is the largest county east of the Mississippi and in fact is larger than the States of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined.

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A Culturally Rich Drive Through A Stunning Landscape Formally the St. John Valley Cultural Byway, the St. John Valley/Fish River National...more>
This summer, let kids be kids! From camping, hiking, and educational adventures, there is plenty to do on a family visit to Aroostook...more>
Come North this summer and experience a true Maine tradition; Sporting Camps. The heritage of Aroostook County sporting camps has been a...more>
Events
5/18/22

Aroostook County Bird Watching

Professionally Guided Bird Watching in Caribou, Maine

5/20/22 5/22/22

The County's Fiddlehead Festival

Come celebrate springtime in Aroostook County at the County's Annual Fiddlehead Festival!

5/21/22

Francis Malcolm Science Center Open House

Come and see our new observatory. The observatory is home to the 20-inch reflecting telescope known...

5/21/22

Presque Isle Farmers Market

The Presque Isle Farmers Market at the Riverside Park in the beautiful Star City takes place rain or...

5/21/22

Spring Craft Fair

Calling all crafters! As part of Fiddleheadfest, the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce is proud...

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Deals
4/1/22 6/30/22

Learn to Fly Fish in Northern Maine

Fly Fishing with a Registered Maine Guide With the Umcolcus Deadwater but a step from your cabin door, the fishing and canoeing couldn't be better. Whether you're looking for the thrill of bringing in a brook trout or the serenity of an evening canoe...

4/5/22 7/3/22

Allagash Wilderness Waterway Canoe Trip

This turn key 7-day trip starts at the south end of Eagle Lake ending at Michaud Farms or Allagash Village 7 days later. With its headwater lakes, easy flowing river sections and its moderate whitewater on Chase Stream Rapids, This 7 day trip is well...

4/5/22 7/3/22

Maine Moose Hunting

Dave Conley, full time guide and outfitter, offers guided moose hunts in Maine's Wildlife Management Districts (WMD) 1,2, 4, 5 . These WMDs have the largest population of moose in Maine. The September and October moose hunting seasons coincide with the...

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