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 events like 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

The Zombies are Coming! 5K Run - Sat, Jun 8th (All day) - Caribou
Can-Am Crown Sled Dog Race - Fri, Feb 28th (All day) to Tue, Mar 4th (All day) - Fort Kent
2014 IBU World Youth / Junior Biathlon Championships - Fri, Feb 28th (All day) to Fri, Mar 7th (All day) - Presque Isle
Fort Kent Lions River Run - Sat, Jun 21st (All day) - Fort Kent
Tri Aroostook - Sat, Jun 28th (All day) - Presque Isle
Nordic Trail Festival - Fri, Aug 1st (All day) to Sun, Aug 3rd (All day) - Presque Isle
Ride Aroostook - Sat, Aug 23rd, 7:00am to Sun, Aug 24th, 1:00pm - Presque Isle
Mars Hill Mountain Challenge - Sat, Sep 13th, 10:00am to 3:00pm - Mars Hill
Halloween Trail Run - Sun, Oct 26th, 11:45am to 7:00pm - Fort Kent