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 spruce-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 by many Mainers as just “The County,” Northern Maine instills memories that not even time can fade as colliding forests and farmland create a patchwork of vistas spilling over its boundaries into New Brunswick, Canada.

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 The St. John Valley/Fish River National Scenic Byway is a working Byway, but more...more>
14 Must-Experience Trails in Aroostook County This Winter Aroostook County is a Nordic enthusiast’s dream, especially in the winter!...more>
120" of annual snowfall makes Maine's Aroostook County a winter wonderland of fun and adventure. Here winter arrives early and stays late...more>
Events
2/2/23

Thrifty Thursdays Skiing with L.L. Bean

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

2/3/23

P.I. First Friday Downtown Art Walk

Join us downtown to celebrate the creative world with gallery openings and art shows!

2/3/23 2/5/23

Moosestompers Weekend

Join us at the Houlton Area Winter Carnival for free and healthy entertainment for the whole family....

2/11/23

Snowshoe Club, Fort Kent Outdoor Center

All are welcome to explore the snowy trails in the St John Valley at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center

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Deals
11/8/22 2/1/23

Snowmobile Rentals - Presque Isle, Aroostook County

The Sled Shop Inc. is located in Presque Isle, Maine. 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...

11/8/22 2/1/23

Snowmobile Rentals - Houlton, Maine Aroostook County

Snowmobile Rentals from Houlton Power Sports Rent awesome snowmobiles from experts in motorized recreation. The professional staff at HPS is eager to show you everything you need to know to understand your machine and travel on the scenic trails of...

11/8/22 2/1/23

Snowmobile Rentals - Fort Kent, Maine Aroostook County

Rent snowmobiles for an epic Aroostook Adventure! We have a great fleet of top of the line machines ready to for you. Contact us directly by phone to make your reservation. Snowmobile rentals from our Fort Kent, Maine location only. Book your snowmobile...

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