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.

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>
Come North this summer and experience a true Maine tradition; Sporting Camps. The heritage of Aroostook County sporting camps has been a...more>
This summer come north! Experience Maine from above as you float across the vast and beautiful vistas by hot air balloon. Not only does...more>
Events
7/7/22

Madawaska's Music in the Park

NorState presents Music in the Park! Every Thursday 6-8:00 PM in beautiful Madawaska!

7/7/22

Rockin' on Riverside

Lively street fair comes to life every other Thursday night on Presque Isle, Maine!

7/7/22

Guided Walking Tour of Historic Fairmount Cemetery

Take a guided tour through this beautiful garden cemetery with Victorian influences established in...

7/9/22

Arootsakoostik Music Festival

The most fun music festival at Thomas Park in New Sweden, Maine

7/9/22

Narrated City-Wide Historic Tour aboard Molly the Trolley

Visit over 40 historic sites around Presque Isle aboard Molly the Trolley

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Deals
5/17/22 8/14/22

Magic Cabin Rental on 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...

7/3/22 9/8/22

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...

7/3/22 9/25/22

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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