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.

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Trails to the highest points Aroostook County has a number of day hiking options great for the family and their four-legged friends. A quick...more>
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>
Events
8/5/21

Madawaska's Music in the Park

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

8/7/21

Presque Isle Farmers Market

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

8/7/21

Houlton Community Market

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

8/12/21

Guided Walking Tour of Historic Fairmount Cemetery

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

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Deals
8/22/21 8/26/21

5-Day Allagash Canoe Trip

We've been paddling the Allagash for over 30 years. This Allagash trip is our best trip for spotting moose. This adults only 5-day trip starts at Churchill Lake skipping the large headwater lakes ending at Michaud Farms. All you’ll need is a sleeping bag...

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