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Aroostook County
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.
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nown simply to Mainers as " The County, " it is larger
in area
Island combined and is dotted with rolling farmlands
that produce more than 40 million bushels of potatoes each
year.
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The region blends several distinct cultures including a strong
Acadian Heritage, a Swedish Colony, two Native American
tribes and an Amish community. On Maine's northern border,
the St. John River Valley is home to local voices that
carry a Francoise lilt, and menus boast traditional offerings
of ploys and pot en pol.
the St. John River V
door e
y is home to local voices tha
Outdoor enthusiasts especially love " The County " because
it offers unlimited opportunities for hiking, (try the Haystack
Mountain family hike), fishing, unrivaled canoe trips,
whitewater rafting, and some of the best cycling trails in
the North East. Here you may even find Arctic Charr - a very
rare fish only caught in the waters of Deboullie (see " The
Deboullie Caves " on page 72 for more information)
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es on page 82 for more information)
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.
While Pr sque Isle and Caribou are the
cial cen
Some Attractions in " The County " are:
* Midnight Madness - for the
* Midnight Madness - for the Fourth of July in Houlton,
Houlton Agricultural Fair. A day full of fun:
ourth of July in Hoult
along with the Houlton Agricultural Fair. A day full of fun:
retail sales, food & craft vendors, music, a parade, & more.
www.GreaterHoulton.com for more information.
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retail sales, food & craft vendors, music, a parade, & more.
www.GreaterHoulton.com for more information.
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than the states of Connecticut and Rhode
* Market Square Historic Business District in Houlton, that
includes 28 architecturally
* Mark t Square His oric Business Dis
from 1885 to 1910.
* The Maine Potato Blossom Festival is held in Mid-July annually
in Fort Fairfield. This 9-day festival features fun for
the entire family and is one of the oldest and most estabis
held in Mid-July an
lished festivals in Maine.
* Crown of Maine Festival is held in August in Presque Isle.
This event offers a weekend of hot air balloons, kids events,
music, other family friendly fun.
is held in August in Presque
* The Oakfield Railroad Museum is located in the original
railroad station in Oakfield and takes visitors back in time
The Oakfield Railroad Museum is located in the
to the 19th century and the beginning of the Bangor and
Aroostook Railroad in 1891.
o the 19th cen
y and the beginning of the
* Caribou's N
r Museum ea
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or and
* Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum located on US Route
1 in Littleton. Pot luck suppers, annual car show & dances.
Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum located on US
Route 1 in Littleton. Pot luck suppers, annual car show & dances.
* 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.
from 1790-1900.
* The Fort Kent blockhouse was constructed in 1839 for
the bloodless Aroostook Border War. The site was part of a
* The Fort Kent blockhouse was constructed in 1839 for
the bloodless Aroostook Border War. The site was part of a
esque Isle features the work of Maine and Canadian artists.
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.
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more extensive fortification and contains a small museum.
* The Reed Art Gallery at the University of Maine at Pr*
The 16 buildings in the Acadian Village in Van Buren ar
furnished with period furniture and other artifacts dating
in Hoult
significant structures dating
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