Welcome to Aroostook County, Maine

What do you think of when you hear the word "Maine?" Does your mind conjure up images of ruby red lobster dinners, rocky coasts with tall lighthouses, windowsills crammed with piping hot blueberry pies and charming coastal communities with pahking lots full of cahs? Now, forget just about everything you thought you knew and cross the line into Maine's northernmost county, a land that couldn't be further away from the bustle of downstate.

Truth be told, Aroostook County has everything wonderful that you'd expect from the State of Maine. 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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Trails to the highest points Aroostook County has a number of day hiking options great for the family and their four-legged friends. A quick...more>
A Culturally Rich Drive Through A Stunning Landscape Formally the St. John Valley Cultural Byway, the St. John Valley Cultural and Fish...more>
Aroostook County provides ample open ground consisting of clear cuts and farmland. Its well-watered landscape, with thousands of lakes,...more>
Events
5/22/21

The County's Fiddlehead Festival

Celebrate the most iconic food in Maine - the Fiddlehead! Family fun all day long!

5/27/21

Haunted Hearse Tours

Lingering spirits or ghosts in Presque Isle? Join Presque Isle Historical Society to learn more!

5/29/21

Guided Tour of Presque Isle Air Museum and former Presque Isle Army Air Field aboard Molly the Trolley

Take guided tour of Presque Isle Air Museum and former Army Air Field/Air Force Base aboard trolley.

5/29/21

Guided Tour of the 1875 Vera Estey House Museum

Guided tour of small, two-story Victorian era house with fascinating history and artifacts. ...

5/31/21

Civil War Trails Tour

Take tour aboard Molly the Trolley to learn impact of Civil War on northern Maine - includes...

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Deals
5/1/21 7/26/21

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...

7/18/21 7/21/21

Father & Young Son 4-Day Canoe Trip

The St. Croix flows along the eastern Maine border with New Brunswick Canada offering great wilderness scenery, moderate whitewater, maintained campsites and fishing for small mouth bass. the St. Croix is well suited for families and groups of all ages...

7/23/21 7/25/21

3-Day St. Croix River Canoe Trip

3-days, 2 nights family-friendly canoe trip on the St. Croix River The St. Croix flows along the eastern Maine border with New Brunswick, Canada offering great wilderness scenery, moderate whitewater, maintained campsites and fishing for small mouth bass....

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