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
On April 8th the moon will completely cover the sun in parts of Maine for 3 1/2 minutes in a total solar eclipse. Totality will be visible...more>
14 Must-Experience Trails in Aroostook County This Winter Aroostook County is a Nordic enthusiast’s dream, especially in the winter!...more>
Year after year visitors to the Crown of Maine experience meticulous trails Remember those magical mornings of your feet hitting the floor...more>
Events
6/21/24 6/22/24

State Of Maine Soap Box Derby Race

State Of Maine Soap Box Derby Racing! The "Thrill Of The Hill" At Community Park, Houlton Maine. ...

6/21/24 6/23/24

Glad Midsommar Festival

Celebrate the Swedish Colony traditions in New Sweden, Maine!

6/22/24

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

Take a tour of Presque Isle Air Museum and the former Presque Isle Air Base aboard Molly the Trolley

6/22/24

Presque Isle Farmers' Market

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

6/22/24

Houlton Community Market

The Houlton Community Market in Historic Market Square is a bustle of activity every Saturday...

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Deals
6/5/24 8/1/24

Magic Cabin Rental 1/2 Mile from East Grand Lake

You and the whole family are invited to exscape and relax in Maine's Aroostook County. Weston, Maine is set in the middle of the East Grand Lake Region and water activities abound along with great hikes, fishing, hunting, and festivals - you'll only be...

6/5/24 8/1/24

Arnold Brook, Kayak Rental

At Perception Of Aroostook, we are passionate about outdoor life that is unique to Aroostook County. We want to offer a new perception on life and nature. We aim to provide the tools necessary to have a successful experience at any level of expertise. ...

6/5/24 8/1/24

Canoe & Kayak Rentals - Aroostook County

Explore the waters of the St. John Valley by canoe or kayak! Canoes-R-Us is a a family owned and opperated outfitter located in Fort Kent, Maine who is able to rent you canoes and kayaks! Summer of 2023 we are offering rentals at a real Maine value....

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