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
A Culturally Rich Drive Through A Stunning Landscape Formally the St. John Valley Cultural Byway, the St. John Valley/Fish River National...more>
As Maine’s signature summer season comes to a close, the state’s largest and northern-most county is open for visitors. About the size of...more>
With crisp fall weather and brilliant colors abound, there’s no better time to take advantage of Aroostook’s vast open spaces and newly...more>
Events
12/9/22

Victorian Christmas at the Estey

Start a new Christmas tradition - small two-story Victorian house decked out for Christmas with...

1/1/23

WinterKids Family Day at BigRock Mountain

Winter fun for the whole family at Northern Maine's favorite place to ski!

2/3/23 2/5/23

Moosestompers Weekend

Join us at the Houlton Area Winter Carnival for free and healthy entertainment for the whole family....

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Deals
11/7/22 12/6/22

Lonesome Pine Trails, Season Ski Pass

Season passes for the 2022-2023 season are available online. Click Here to purchase yours now. An adult season ski pass is on sale for $193.50 until December 6th (season passes will be available after that date but the prices will increase). BUY...

11/8/22 1/8/23

Quoggy Jo Ski Center, Season Ski Pass

Season Pass Sale We are gearing up for a great season at Quoggy Jo. Get your season pass now and enjoy our new extended weekend hours and night skiing! PURCHASE NOW! Single Person Pass $125 Single with Rentals $300 Family Pass(4 People) $375 Family Pass...

11/8/22 2/1/23

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...

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