Black Bear

Did you know that Maine has more black bears than any other state east of the Mississippi River? In the State of Maine, Aroostook County is one of the best places to find them. If you’re looking for a bear, though, you’ll have to be patient. Black bears tend to be very shy and avoid being seen, but when you do you can expect males to weigh between 250 and 600 pounds while the females range from 100 to 400 pounds. You’ll see them crossing a road or as a black dot at the very edge of a hay or grain field. Often times, you'll see a mother with one or two cubs foraging for wild strawberries and other delicacies. Be sure to bring your binoculars for a good close up view, as bears really are best appreciated from a distance.


Events
11/25/2017
Annual Christmas parade with floats. Parade route starts at 120 North Street and continues down US…
11/25/2017
Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce 37th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair Join us at the University…
12/01/2017
The First Friday of each month various businesses throughout the city exhibit artists' work and…
12/02/2017
Ride on Molly the Trolley in Presque Isle's Holiday Light...
12/02/2017
Seasonal Parade celebrating Christmas and the winter season. This parade is the largest in the…
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