With an average snowfall in Caribou, Maine of nearly 120 inches, winter recreation opportunities in Aroostook County are abundant.
First and foremost, The County has nearly 2,300 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, which according
to several national snowmobile publications are some of the best in North America. Many of our lodging facilities and restaurants are located next to the Interconnecting Trail System (ITS). A digital copy of the Aroostook County Snowmobile Trail Map can be found here.
Aroostook County is home to two world-class Nordic skiing facilities. The Fort Kent Outdoor Center in Fort Kent and the Nordic Heritage Club in Presque Isle have both hosted International Biathlon Union World Cup events, which bring Olympic caliber athletes to Aroostook County. Aroostook County is also home of many other Nordic skiing facilities.
Alpine skiing can be experienced at both the Lonesome Pine Trails in Fort Kent and Bigrock Ski area in Mars Hill.
Aroostook County is also a fantastic place to go snowshoeing. At the Aroostook State Park in Presque Isle, snowshoe trails are groomed and a hike through the woods can often mean wildlife sightings.
Ice fishing is also a common activity in Aroostook County with hundreds of bodies of water open to anglers looking for trout and salmon.
The winter months also mean the Can Am 250 sled dog race in Fort Kent.
Winter in Aroostook County is also a very beautiful time of the year, with icicles hanging from rooflines, evergreens dotted with pure white snow and wind-swept fields. The County is also provides ample Northern Lights viewing opportunities, with very little light pollution.