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Discover the Undiscovered in Aroostook County

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Aroostook County is Maine’s northernmost region and the largest county in the state. Bordering the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick, Canada, the region encompasses 3.5 million acres of forested land and is larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. Popular destinations include Fort Kent, Madawaska and Caribou. See the highlighted area on the map on this page for reference.

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With over 3.5 million acres of undeveloped land and towns that mimic those found in a storybook, you’ll love falling off the beaten path in Aroostook County, Maine. Known simply as “The County” or “Crown,” life in this northernmost region is a grandiose fusion of old-world charm blended to perfection with contemporary appeal. You’ll feel a bit like a time traveler as you enjoy amenities that are every bit present-day, while exploring quaint villages and years-old cultures that make it seem as if you have stepped back in time.

Begin your journey with a stroll through the St. John River Valley, home to the Acadian-rich towns of Saint Agatha, Frenchville, Van Buren, and Sinclair. The Valley offers a bonanza of indoor and outdoor attractions that will delight your senses and enrich your mind. See history come to life with a visit to the Acadian Village, a museum setting that beautifully tells the story of the area’s first settlers. When you’re done, stop by one of the many local diners for a plate of ployes (buckwheat pancakes) layered with creton (a rustic pork pate) or a bowl of chicken stew, one-of-a-kind French-Acadian dishes. You might even spot a moose or bald eagle while traveling down one of Maine’s scenic routes such as the Fish River Scenic Byway (State Route 11) and St. John Valley Cultural Byway. Have your camera ready to go!

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My favorite spot in Aroostook County is the Million Dollar View on Rt. 1 in Weston. It overlooks the East Grand Lake and the Canadian landscape. Beautiful and impressive. This summer, I stayed at the First Settlers Lodge and the accommodations were excellent! This area defines the State of Maine. Living life as life should be lived is found in this vast area of Aroostook County.

–Linda P., Greenwich, NJ

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