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 spruce-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 by many Mainers as just “The County,” Northern Maine instills memories that not even time can fade as colliding forests and farmland create a patchwork of vistas spilling over its boundaries into New Brunswick, Canada.

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.

Featured Stories
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Events
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Free Snowmobile Weekend

During the annual Free Snowmobile Weekend a nonresident may operate a snowmobile in Maine so long as...

4/4/24 4/8/24

Maine Eclipse 2024 - Houlton, Maine

The Great North American Eclipse is making totality over Houlton, Maine

4/6/24

Kids Eclipse Crafts

🎨 Dive into creativity during the Maine Eclipse Festival Weekend!

4/6/24

Howl 2 Go Dueling Pianos

Join us for an unforgettable night of music, laughter, and entertainment at the Howl 2 Go By Howl At...

4/6/24 4/8/24

Craft Fair

Browse our craft vendors for this special eclipse festival.

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Deals
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Snowmobile Rentals - Caribou, Maine Aroostook County

Snowmobile Rentals from Ploude & Plourde Rent awesome snowmobiles from experts in motorized recreation. The professional staff at Plourde & Plourde is eager to show you everything you need to know to understand your machine and travel on the scenic trails...

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Snowmobile Rentals - Presque Isle, Aroostook County

The Sled Shop Inc. is located in Presque Isle, Maine. Explore the Crown of Maine by snowmobile - your family can rent these snowmachines for the day or weekend. Our team will make sure you are well outfitted and equipped with maps of the region. WHAT WE...

1/1/24 3/31/24

Snowmobile Rentals - Houlton, Maine Aroostook County

Snowmobile Rentals from Houlton Power Sports Rent awesome snowmobiles from experts in motorized recreation. The professional staff at HPS is eager to show you everything you need to know to understand your machine and travel on the scenic trails of...

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