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Perhaps the least visited area of the state, Northern Maine offers vacation possibilities unique to the other areas of the state. Hiking, hunting, fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, scenic drives, historical sites, are only a beginning of what this area has to offer. 

Northern Maine Aroostook County, Caribou Maine,Danforth Maine, Fort Kent Maine, Fort Fairfield Maine, Houlton Maine, Island Falls Maine, Limestone Maine, Madawaska Maine, Presque Isle Maine, Saint Francis Maine, Van Buren Maine, Hunting, Fishing, Kayaking, Lodging, Hotels, Inns, Motels, Vacation Activities, Snowmobiling, SkingAroostook, Maine's largest county covers an area equal to Connecticut and Rhode Island combined, and is simple known as "The County". Some of the best hunting and fishing in Maine can be found in this area, along with some of the most spectacular views found in the state. In the winter Northern Maine is home to the best snowmobiling on the east coast, with miles of groomed and well marked trails as wide as highways. The Allagash Water Way located on the northern most tip of "The County" provides a frontier adventure into the undisturbed Maine wilderness and comes complete with moose and deer. 

Northern Maine Aroostook County, Caribou Maine,Danforth Maine, Fort Kent Maine, Fort Fairfield Maine, Houlton Maine, Island Falls Maine, Limestone Maine, Madawaska Maine, Presque Isle Maine, Saint Francis Maine, Van Buren Maine, Hunting, Fishing, Kayaking, Lodging, Hotels, Inns, Motels, Vacation Activities, Snowmobiling, SkingLocated south of Aroostook County is the Katahdin Area Region. This scenic area is home to Baxter State Park and Mount Katahdin, a granite giant reaching 5,268 ft above sea level. Hiking trails, camping, fishing, and white water rafter are only the beginning of activities found in this area. 

Northern Maine is surrounded on three sides by the Canadian Border, allowing you to take daily visits into Quebec and New Brunswick, Canada. Major highways include US RT1 and I-95, along with countless secondary roads which provide unforgettable scenic drives.


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Northern Maine was made for outdoor enjoyment. Highlighted by a low rolling countryside, Aroostook County offers more than 2,000 lakes, streams and rivers, and plenty of opportunities for camping, hiking, biking, golfing and canoeing. Known simply to Mainers as "The County," it is larger in area than the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined. Dotted with rolling farmlands that produce more than 40 million bushels of potatoes each year, the countryside is covered each July with white potato blossoms.  Outdoor enthusiasts especially love "The County" because it offers unlimited opportunities for hiking, fishing, unrivaled canoe trips and whitewater rafting during spring runoff.  

While Presque Isle and Caribou are the commercial centers of "The County," much activity is centered in smaller towns such as Fort Fairfield, which hosts the annual Potato Blossom Festival, and New Sweden which celebrates its Swedish heritage with a traditional Sommerfest each summer.  A highlight of the region is its strong Acadian heritage, especially in the St. John Valley in Northern Aroostook County and local voices carry a Francoise lilt, and menus in most restaurants highlight several traditional French-based offerings.  

Another highlight is the fact Fort Kent is best known as the northern end of Route 1, which begins in Key West, Florida, and became a federal highway in 1926.  

Some highlights of "The County" are:  

  • Houlton features the Market Square Historic Business District that includes 28 architecturally significant structures dating from 1885 to 1910.  
  • The Oakfield Railroad Museum is located in the original railroad station in Oakfield and takes visitors back in time to the 19th century and the beginning of the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad in 1891.  
  • The Museum of Vintage Fashion is located in Island Falls and contains 17 rooms of displays of collected children's, men's and women's fashions.  
  • Caribou's Nylander Museum features geological collections, and collections of local butterflies, moths, mounted birds and animals.  
  • The 16 buildings in the Acadian Village in Van Buren are furnished with period furniture and other artifacts dating from 1790-1900.  
  • The Fort Kent blockhouse was constructed in 1839 for the bloodless Aroostook Border War. The site was part of a more extensive fortification and contains a small museum.  
  • The Reed Art Gallery at the University of Maine at Presque Isle features the work of Maine and Canadian artists.  

 
OPEN MAY TO OCTOBER

Acadian Festival in Madawaska - includes a re-enactment of the first Acadian landing in northern Maine - late June.  

Maine Potato Blossom Festival in Fort Fairfield - celebrates one of Maine's most famous foods - mid-July.  

Annual Community Bazaar in Van Buren - is a three-day carnival - early August.  

Presque Isle State Fair - midway and agricultural exhibits - early Aug.  

Houlton Potato Feast Days - includes parade, dances, store sales, a fun run, and more - late August.  

Lille Classic Music Festival in Lille Village/Grand Isle - chamber music by groups from near and far - early Sept.  

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