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.

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 is a great place to hike for all skill levels. From Aroostook State Park to portions of the Appalachian Trail, you can...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
10/21/21

Haunted Hearse Tours

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

10/27/21

Roosevelt Day at the Museum

View authentic Theodore Roosevelt artifacts on his birthday!

10/31/21

Haunted Hearse Tours

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

11/26/21 12/31/21

Star City Spirit of Christmas Celebration

Over 50 holiday activities throughout Central Aroostook County, Maine.

12/10/21

Victorian Christmas at the Estey

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

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Deals
9/17/21 11/14/21

Big Rock Mountain Season Pass

Early First Timer Season Pass, $265.00 A first timer is anyone who hasn't held a BigRock Mountain season pass before. Purchase includes a photo ID which can be displayed at each of our lifts to gain access up the mountain all of the season! Early Junior...

10/18/21 11/18/21

ATV Rentals

Take a family adventure and rent ATV's and side by sides! . Explore the trails and get closer to the wild - Aroostook has alot of hidden treasures that are only seen by the trail. Guided ATV expereiences and ATV rentails are now available. Daily and...

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