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>
Aroostook County's long winters require fishermen to expand their skills to include ice fishing. The beauty is that the same fertile lakes...more>
In addition to the fantastic snowfall, Aroostook County offers quality facilities, state of the art equipment, and family-friendly prices...more>
Events
11/26/21 12/31/21

Star City Spirit of Christmas Celebration

Over 50 holiday activities throughout Central Aroostook County, Maine.

11/29/21 12/11/21

Light Up Central Aroostook! #CACCLights

Welcome to our second annual Light Up Central Aroostook! #CACCLights Decorate your home or business...

12/10/21

Victorian Christmas at the Estey

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

12/10/21 12/12/21

Mountain Holly Days

Mountain Holly Days epitomizes the time-honored tradition of families shopping together and enjoying...

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