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
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>
There’s a whole new world to explore in Aroostook County once the snow begins to cover the land. When Mother Nature turns the vast and...more>
Events
1/20/22

Thrifty Thursdays Skiing with L.L. Bean

Be an outsider skiing with L.L. Bean at BigRock Mountain in Mars Hill, Maine

1/28/22 1/30/22

The County Snow Fest

A three-day celebration for snowmobiles and winter in Aroostook County!

1/29/22 1/30/22

Maine's Largest Ice Fishing Derby at Long Lake

The Tradition Continues With the 17th Annual Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby is January 29 & 30, 2022

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Deals
12/7/21 1/31/22

Lonesome Pine Trails, Season Pass

Season passes for the 2021-2022 season are available online. Click Here to purchase yours now. Lonesome Pine Trails has snowmaking on the Founders, Garbonstingle, Maine and the Reservoir trails. We are looking forward to a great season of skiing and...

12/7/21 1/31/22

Aroostook Snowmobile Rentals

Presque Isle, Maine - The Sled Shop Inc. Explore the Crown of Maine by snowmobile - your family can rent these snowmachines for the day or weekend. Our team will make sure you are well outfitted and equipped with maps of the region. WHAT WE DO We are a...

12/7/21 1/31/22

Big Rock Mountain Season Pass

First Timer Season Pass, $315.00 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! Junior Season Pass...

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