Aroostook County

Aroostook: "The 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.

Known simply to Mainers as “The County,” it is larger in area than the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined and is dotted with rolling farmlands that produce more than 40 million bushels of potatoes each year. 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 Françoise lilt, and menus boast traditional offerings of ployes and pot en pol.

Outdoor enthusiasts especially love “The County” because it offers unlimited opportunities for hiking and fishing, unrivaled canoe trips and whitewater rafting during spring runoff, and some of the best cycling opportunities in the northeast.

Aroostook County has two world class venues that have hosted the IBU World Cup Biathlon, World Paralympic Nordic Championships and numerous North American Biathlon Championships. Overall, northern Maine is easily accessible and is naturally prepared to host a variety of events and spectator sports.

Featured Events

Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races - Sat, Mar 5th, 8:00am to 3:00pm - Fort Kent
Nordic Trail Festival - Fri, Jul 29th (All day) to Sat, Jul 30th (All day) - Presque Isle
Colos of Courage 5K Run/Walk - Sat, Sep 30th, 8:30am to 12:00pm - Presque Isle
First Annual Farm Ride - Sat, Jun 23rd, 8:00am to 5:00pm - Caribou
Maine Basketball Hall of Fame - Sat, Aug 4th, 10:00am to 2:00pm - Fort Fairfield
Bike Maine - Sat, Sep 8th (All day) to Sat, Sep 15th (All day) - Presque Isle
35th Annual Wild Katahdin Trust Snow Run - Sat, Feb 2nd, 9:00am to 2:00pm - Houlton
Mt Chase Lodge Women’s Winter Skills Weekend - Fri, Mar 15th, 8:45am to Sun, Mar 17th, 8:45am - Patten
Bigrock Invitational Youth Ski Race - Sat, Mar 16th, 10:00am to 3:00pm - Mars Hill
Presque Isle Fish and Game Club Sportsman’s Show - Sat, Mar 23rd, 9:00am to Sun, Mar 24th, 4:00pm - Presque Isle
44th Annual Henry Anderson Memorial Ski Dag - Sun, Mar 31st, 11:30am to 3:00pm - Caribou
The FARM Ride - Maine's Premier Gravel Grinder - Sat, Jun 22nd, 8:00am to 5:00pm - Fort Kent
SFC Aaron Henderson Memorial 5K - Sun, Aug 11th, 12:00pm to 2:00pm - Houlton
AR Gould Hospital Colors of Courage - Sat, Sep 7th, 9:30am to 6:00pm - Presque Isle