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 the best in North America. Many of our lodging facilities and restaurants are located next to the Interconnecting Trail System (ITS).
Aroostook County is home to two world-class Nordic skiing facilities. The Fort Kent Outdoor Center in Fort Kent and the Nordic Heritage Center 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 Mountain in Mars Hill. These family-friendly winter centers are great for all levels with a variety of terrain and natural powder.
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.
Family snowshoe and cross country ski trails cac be enjoyed at the Stolkholm Landing & Trails, Easton's Francis Malcolm Science Center, Caswell's Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge, and Caribou High Trail System.
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.
Find Adventure & Breakaway to wide open spaces!
This winter is unlike any other - get out there, make memories with family, explore new trails, travel snowy roads! Stay outside in the frosty wide-open until your cheeks turn pink. The storybook towns of the Crown of Maine have groomed trails and ice rinks ready to welcome you and the family. Suggest an edit to this map here.
New Trails at Every Turn, See You Soon!
The Crown of Maine is famous for the best snowmobile trails in all of New England, but did you know our frosty hillsides boast friendly family alpine skiing and Nordic trails connect and wind their way through every town?