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 varied landscape into a winter wonderland, the Crown of Maine is busier than ever!
Point your compass north and make your winter destination The County where you can stay for the day or as long as you please. At the end of a frosty day filled with adventure, find top-notch overnight accommodations and delicious local cuisine (like poutine and the locals favorite - molasses donuts). Check out a complete list of local spots at VisitAroostook.com!
From winter-themed festivals, dog sled racing, fishing derbies to snowmobile excursions, there’s no shortage of activities to do. Find a huge list of events listed here, but these are our favorite 12 events and adventures waiting for you this year;
Thrifty Thursdays with LL Bean at BigRock Mountain
Visit BigRock Mountain this winter, where you can experience the highest vertical drop of any ski spot in Northern Maine or Eastern Canada! Every Thursday from 1-7 PM, lift tickets are discounted to $15, and rental packages are $10.
WinterKids Family Day at BigRock Mountain, Mars Hill, Maine
Head to BigRock Mountain on January 9th for a family day filled with skiing and deep discounts
Jalbert Youth Ski Program, Fort Kent, Maine
Beginning January 15th, children ages 4-14 of all skill levels can participate in the bi-monthly ski lessons. Rentals are included as part of the fee.
2022 Snowshoe Series, Fort Kent, Maine
Meet up with some old friends and new ones! Weekly nighttime treks through the trails surround Fort Kent outdoor center. Snowshoe rentals are available on site.
Tame the Track Snowmobile Race, Patten, Maine
On January 15th, snowmobile enthusiasts are invited to “tame the tracks” in conjunction with side by side racing throughout the challenging course.
The County Snow Fest, Presque Isle, Maine
Get ready for three days of winter fun! From January 28th to January 30th, Presque Isle hosts The County SnowFest, where a bevy of winter activities take place, including activities for the kids, fireworks, live music, bonfire, vintage snowmobile show, parade, and so much more.
Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby, St. Agatha, Maine
An annual tradition in St. Agatha, tside-by-sidehe Ice Fishing Derby draws fishing enthusiasts from all over! January 29th through the 30th, participants compete for cash and other prizes, including a new snowmobile!
Moosestompers Weekend, Houlton, Maine
Get ready for family winter fun at the three-day Moosestompers Weekend, beginning February 4th through the 6th! Activities include snowshoeing, selfie photo station, ice fishing derby, sliding hill, mystery gift giveaway, and so much more!
Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races, Fort Kent, Maine
See the longest dog sled race in the eastern United States! March 4th through the 8th, racers and spectators flock to the town of Fort Kent to experience all the excitement and competition.
Aroostook County Sled Run, Presque Isle, Maine
Gas up the sleds and ride for a cause! 3rd annual Aroostook County Sled Run is a fundraising event for the Aroostook Relay 360. Sledders get the opportunity to ride on two of Northern Maine’s best trails! The event is on March 5th and ends with a social and 50/50 raffle.
NENSA Nordic Ski Championships, Fort Kent, Maine
March 11th through the 13th, the New England Nordic Ski Association hosts the U16 Eastern Championships. Each New England state and New York can qualify their fastest 24 - U16 (ages 14-15) competitors in the competition.
Acadian Pond Hockey Classic St. Agatha, Maine
The Acadian Pond Hockey Classic is having its 3rd Annual 3 on 3 Pond Hockey Tournament off the shores of Long Lake in St. Agatha, Maine. Six rinks will be prepared for two days of action! March 19th & 20th.
First Annual Ski Shoe Ski, Fort Kent, Maine
March 20th will be a winter triathlon of cross country skiing, snowshoeing and downhill skiing at the beautiful University of Maine at Fort Kent!
Angel Snowfest, St. Agatha, Maine
March 12th in St. Agatha includes a winter fun for outdoor enthusiest. With Poker Runs, Bonfires, Sledding, and Skating - we know the whole family will warm up to the season!
Maple Syrup Sunday, All of Maine
March 26th and 27th, participating sugar shacks open their doors and offer educational demonstrations and taste testing!