Whether you call it the “Crown of Maine” or just “The County,” Aroostook County in Maine is larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. While there are vast, open spaces for year round recreation, The County is also home to over 3.5 million acres of undeveloped wilderness waiting to be explored. There are also over 2,000 lakes, streams, and ponds dotting the region.
March & April
23° | 53°
Wear layers as temperatures vary. Welcome to “Mud Season”!
May & June
45° | 74°
Wear layers as temperatures vary. Things are warming up!
June & July
50° | 75°
Wear layers as temperatures vary.
August & September
51° | 78°
40° | 57°
Bring a sweater.
November & Early December
31° | 45°
Bring a sweater, coat & hat. Snow likely.
Late December & January
19° | 30°
Dress for snow!
February & March
15° | 40°
Bring a sweater. Snow is likely.
Winter time opens up over 2000 miles of snowmobile trails while summer offers ATV trails and hiking excursions galore. If you want to spend time paddling on the water, there are over 92 miles of ponds and rivers which make up the Allagash Wilderness Waterway.
While in “The County,” you won’t want to miss Maine’s “Million Dollar View,” an eight mile stretch of road on Route One between Danforth and Orient, with a view of chains of lakes on one side and the stunning Mount Katahdin, Peekaboo Mountain and the landscapes of New Brunswick, Canada on the other.
Well known as one of the largest potato producers in the nation, Aroostook County has agrarian roots typified by its early settlers of French-Canadian and Swedish descent. There’s a rich history of these diverse cultures that still flourish today with traditional foods and festivals and a respect for a long standing and treasured heritage.
While it takes time to visit this remote region of Maine, visitors believe it is well spent with rewarding experiences not found in any other part of the Northeast Region.
Local Favorites: The Maine Potato Blossom Festival (July) in Fort Fairfield is a nine day tribute to Maine’s most popular home grown vegetable. With farmer Olympics, road races and mashed potato wrestling, you’ll soon realize that potatoes can be both yummy and fun.
Hidden Gems: The Acadian Village in Van Buren is a series of 17 building overlooking the St. John River designed to retain the cultural heritage of the Acadians who settled here during the mid-eighteenth century. The settlement reflects the Acadian skills for fishing, lumbering and ship building.
Most Unusual: Check out America’s First Mile in Fort Kent. It is a monument to the first mile of US Route 1 that begins in Maine and ends in Key West, Florida.
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