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Maine Outdoors

"Facts About Maine" Content Written & Provided by Mary Niles
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Has a population of over 1,000,000.

Is about 320 miles long and 210 miles wide, and has a total area of approximately 33,215 square miles.

Has over 21,000 miles of public highways, exceeding the total mileage of any other New England state.

Is almost as big as all of the other five New England States put together.

Has one county (Aroostook) so big (6,453 square miles) that it actually covers an area greater than the combined size of Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Claims America's first chartered town - York, chartered in 1641.

Is recognized as one of the most healthful, beautiful and interesting states in the nation.

Has 17 million acres of forestland and 3,500 miles of indescribably beautiful coastline, with bays, coves and similar indentations. Maine has 60 lighthouses including Portland Head Light commissioned by George Washington.

Has 2,295 square miles of inland water area and over 2,000 coastal islands.

Is one of America's largest blueberry growing states, raising 90% of the low-bush blueberries in North America.

Potatoes rank 3rd in acreage and 4th in production nationally.

One of the mountains is approximately one mile high - Mt. Katahdin (5,268 ft above sea level).

Is nationally famed for the fine taste, texture and fresh color of its seafood, superior traits due to all the cool, clear waters which provide the perfect environment.

Boasts 6,000 lakes and ponds and 5,100 rivers and streams abounding land-locked salmon, trout, smallmouthed bass, pickerel and perch.

Makes a variety of products from toothpicks to destroyers.

Has more than 25 ski areas, including nationally-known Sugarloaf USA which has a 9,000 ft. gondola line.

Has 436,064 acres of state and national parks, including the 92-mile Allagash Wilderness Waterway in northern Maine.

Abounds in natural assets - lakes, beaches, mountains, seacoast - which make Maine the Land of Remembered Vacations.

"Facts About Maine" Content Written & Provided by Mary Niles


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( Friday, January 24, 2014 )  Bald Mtn Rentals We are located in Jackman, Maine. Maine offers some of the best snowmobile trails in the east! Maine has approximately 13,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails that are considered some of the finest in the United States. You can rent one of our Ski-Doos and explore the Maine woods on your own.

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( Tuesday, August 20, 2013 )  Oxbow/Masardis Snowmobile Club The Oxbow/Masardis Snowmobile Club is a small club located in Aroostook County along the headwaters of the Aroostook River. The club maintains over 80 miles of trails in more than 12 towns in 2 counties. We maintain 40 miles of ITS 85 and 20 miles of ITS 86 in addition to 20 miles of connecting club trails.

( Thursday, June 06, 2013 )  Maine Lakeside Cabins Maine Lakeside Cabins offers 6 private individual cabins that sleep up to 12 people with full amenities. We offer a unique location for private functions such as weddings and retreats in our beautiful lodge. We offer several activities through our adventure partners including rafting, hiking, and team building.

( Tuesday, May 28, 2013 )  Munster's Guide Services Munster’s Guide Services is a family owned 4th generation guiding business based on Moosehead Lake in Maine. Born in Rockwood, Maine, Master Maine Guide Joe Munster has spent his life fishing the lakes, ponds, and rivers from the Moosehead Lake Region east to the Grand Lake Stream area. Our guided hunting trips traverse the state of Maine, and include tracking moose, deer, bear, grouse, woodcock, and other species.

( Friday, November 23, 2012 )  John's Four Seasons Accommodations John offers several types of accommodations in the Jackman area, including a lodge, mobile home park, campground and more. If you're looking to stay in the area, let John help you find a place to stay.

( Thursday, November 01, 2012 )  Primrose Inn Our romantic Bed and Breakfast is ideally located just a few blocks from the center of downtown Bar Harbor and one mile from magnificent Acadia National Park. When staying with us, you will be just a leisurely stroll away from all of the wonderful restaurants, shops, galleries, museums and activities that make Bar Harbor a world-class destination. Additionally our historic B&B is just a few minutes from the entrance to the park (by car or the free Island Explorer bus) and its miles of renowned carriage roads for enjoying hiking, biking, running, leisurely walks and even horseback riding.

( Saturday, September 01, 2012 )  Presque Isle Rehab & Nursing Presque Isle Rehab and Nursing Center is a 67 bed skilled and long term care nursing facility that has been family owned and operated since 1976. This beautiful facility is located on a campus that includes Leisure Gardens, Leisure Village Independent Living Apartments, and the Aroostook Medical Center. Our mission is to provide individualized nursing care while maintaining residents’ dignity and self-respect.

( Tuesday, May 01, 2012 )  Fort Kent Golf Club This 9 hole course is located in beautiful Northern Maine and includes a complete practice facility. Additionally, the clubhouse offers a wide variety of food and drinks at unbeatable prices.

( Tuesday, September 20, 2011 )  The Star Herald The Star Herald updates online every Thursday by noon.

( Tuesday, September 20, 2011 )  St. Agatha Maine Sit back, relax and just explore what we can offer you. We have approximately 45 business. St Agatha was incorporated on March 17, 1899. Our first town meeting was held March 29, 1899. The town was named for the parish that had already been established,

( Wednesday, September 14, 2011 )  Dri-Ki Lodge We are a full service lodge located well to the north of Maine. Here you will find the most dedicated lodge for Bear, Deer, Moose, Upland game and Fishing or just out for a GOOD TIME. We do it all and we do it right.

( Wednesday, September 14, 2011 )  Deep in the Woods Gift Shop DEEP IN THE WOODS GIFT SHOP has been bringing you quality arts & crafts since 1999. We continue to grow and now feature over 75 of the BEST artisans in the State of Maine. DEEP IN THE WOODS GIFT SHOP is a consignment shop so you never know what will be coming through the door. If you are looking for something that is unique, one of a kind, and Made in Maine, you should check us out. Special orders are also an option with a lot of our artisans.

( Wednesday, September 14, 2011 )  Bishop's Store Bishop's Store has been in business for over 50 years, opening in August of 1950. Paul Levesque started a family tradition of service to both residents and visitors of the Jackman Maine region. This store has now involved three generations of the Levesque's, including my father Joe. I, the present owner, Raymond Levesque, grandson of Paul, and my wife Lorraine continue in the tradition of ensuring customer satisfaction.

( Wednesday, September 14, 2011 )  The Maple Moose Thank You all for sharing the Maple Season wtih us! ***** We enjoyed visiting and meeting with all of you. Thanks to our Family and Friends for your help and support during our 1st Annual Maine Maple Sunday Weekend! ***** If you missed us, you can find our maple syrup in these handy locations: Steaks N' Stuff (formerly Friend's Market) in both Presque Isle and Houlton, The Bread of Life in Presque Isle, and the Fort Fairfield Hillside IGA. ***** We have maple syrup in stock and can also fill custom orders. ***** Give us a call at 488-6824 for your maple syrup needs!

( Wednesday, September 14, 2011 )  Riverview Cottages, Campgroun & Guide Service John Bashaw is a Registered Master Maine Guide, hunting and fishing in Maine for 35 years. He is very familiar with the Guilford - Greenville area, all the way to the Jackman River Region. He has been guiding friends and family on fishing, hunting and snowmobile trips for 20 years, just for the fun of it.

( Friday, September 09, 2011 )  Worcester's Wild Blueberry Products Our farm is located on Route 11 (Lyford Road) between Milo and Bradford. The farm has 147 acres of which about 20 acres are in blueberries. We also own additional blueberry and forest land in Orneville at a second location and lease additional blueberry fields in Barnard and Sebec.

( Thursday, September 01, 2011 )  Grant Memorial United Methodist Church Welcome to Grant Memorial United Methodist Church. We are so glad you found us. In a world where every day brings news of a new turmoil, where relationships are often stretched to the breaking point, and we wonder what the future holds, Grant Memorial exists to bring the good news that in Jesus Christ, God is still very much involved in our affairs, and that there is a hope; not just for the future, but for now.

( Wednesday, May 18, 2011 )  Bouchard Family Farm For generations the Bouchard Family has been milling a unique light buckwheat flour in order to prepare "Ployes" (rhymes with boys). A recipe based on the one created by the French Acadian exiles who settled in Northern Maine, Ployes are as elegant as a fine crepe, as hearty as a breakfast pancake and as versatile as any bread. Ployes are creating their own identity. From appetizers to main course to desserts and snacks, they keep finding new ways to make meals interesting. We invite you to try a product rich in taste and history. "C'est Magnifique!". Bouchard Family Farm Ployes Mix -- The first-ever original French Acadian buckwheat pancake mix farm produced in Northern Maine since 1983. See History

( Monday, May 02, 2011 )  North Maine Woods Welcome to the North Maine Woods - Multiple Ownership - Multiple Use Management Area. The private forest landowners and state governmental agencies cooperating in this program are pleased you have chosen to visit our web site.

( Monday, May 02, 2011 )  Spud Speedway Get everyone's engine roared up for the new upcoming season at Spud Speedway. There will be drawings, games, best looking car competition, & a whole lot more.

( Monday, May 02, 2011 )  Sally Mountain Cabins Discover Sally Mountain Cabins this year-rustic cabins on the shores of beautiful Big Wood Lake, located in the famous Jackman-Moose River Valley region. Jackman's 250,000 acres of natural wilderness is interlaced with hundreds of miles of logging roads and trails. This makes it easy to explore breathtaking mountains, lakes, ponds, streams and wildlife.

( Sunday, May 01, 2011 )  McElwain's Strawberry Farm Welcome to McElwain’s Strawberry Farm! Located 3 miles from downtown Caribou on route 161 (beside the Caribou Country Club), McElwain’s Strawberry Farm has been growing strawberries since 1985. The farm features pre-picked and U-pick strawberries which are generally sold from the end of June through most of July. A retired country schoolhouse serves as the farm’s stand where a variety of vegetables including pumpkins, squash, cucumbers, sweet corn, string beans and tomatoes can be purchased when in season.

( Sunday, May 01, 2011 )  Long Lake Camps We have 12 cabins which are made from native Maine cedar logs and are located along the shoreline. All the cabins are clean, cozy and comfortably furnished with the amenities of wood stoves, electricity, and full baths with showers. Many of the cabins have full kitchens to accommodate doing your own housekeeping or if you want the American Plan you can enjoy delicious meals, and lodging.

( Sunday, May 01, 2011 )  Libby Camps THIS is definitely a forgotten spot in Maine," says Matt Libby, sweeping his arm gently across the panorama of lake and hills that stretches from the porch of his cabin to the horizon. In the distance, the sun is dropping, falling behind two round peaks and sinking into the forest of pines that rings the lake. A dock just out from Libby's compound into the placid black depths, and from its end it seems just a skip to an island that sits like a crown of firs offshore. The insistent whine of an outboard floats in off the water.

( Sunday, May 01, 2011 )  Haney's Building Specialties As a complete home center we offer many products to remodel your home or build a new one. We offer a full line of Merrillat Kitchen Cabinets with a design to fit each individual needs. To complete the look add Kitchen Aid/Whirlpool Appliances, a large variety of countertops are available including laminates, Corian, and Zodiac Bathroom Fixtures are available. Large flooring selections available including carpets, tile, ceramic tiles, linoleums and laminate with top brand names.

( Sunday, May 01, 2011 )  Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce The Greater Madawaska area is well known for its friendly people and warm hospitality. Serving as the center of Acadian culture in Maine, we have a lot to offer our guests. The Greater Madawaska Region includes the communities of Madawaska, Grand Isle, Frenchville, St. Agatha and Sinclair. Each town is unique, yet all share the common cultural ties, which unite the people and make the St. John Valley the special place that it is. No matter what time of the year you visit us, you will find everything you need to enjoy a relaxing and memorable stay. If you enjoy outdoor recreational activities, festivals, or colorful eye-catching sceneries and no matter what your hobbies, interests or leisure pursuits are you will find something here. The Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce invites you to experience the unique quality of life and the many opportunities available in our very special corner of America. Don’t forget to include us in your year round vacation plans when vacationing in the Madawaska area.

( Friday, April 01, 2011 )  The County Stove Shop The County Stove Shop has been serving Aroostook County's heating needs for over 35 years. What started in a small garage in Van Buren Maine has grown to a full size shop in Caribou, Maine. They sell, service, install and maintain pellet stoves, furnaces, wood stoves; wood, propane or gas fireplaces, as well as accessories, supplies and parts.

( Friday, April 01, 2011 )  Chandler Lake Camps A self contained community of eleven buildings, our camps are nestled on the shore of Chandler Lake. Where you can fish for native brook trout and landlocked salmon, swim, canoe or kayak and just plain relax.

( Friday, April 01, 2011 )  McNally's Ross Stream Camps Whether it is spring, summer, fall or winter, we want your vacation to be a memorable one. We operate these camps by ourselves and we strive hard to provide the best possible outdoor experience for our guests . Regina serves all the meals in our main lodge, where virtually everything is homemade. A glance out most any window quite often reveals moose feeding along the stream.

( Saturday, January 01, 2011 )  City of Caribou Maine Welcome to the City of Caribou Maine. Nowhere else in the world can you, your family, and your business get so much value for so little! Caribou Maine has the most skilled and dedicated labor pool, and a great work ethic. Caribou, Maine has all those qualities, a quality of life that you will find second to none.

( Sunday, August 01, 2010 )  Central Aroostook ARC Central Aroostook ARC is a non-profit 501c3 organization founded in 1959. Today, we offer a wide range of services to people of all ages. To this day, a committed Board of Directors guides Central Aroostook ARC. Fifty-one percent of the Directors are parents or siblings of the people in our programs. We could not exist without the support of our local communities, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, the United Way of Aroostook and other charitable organizations, the Department of Education and the Aroostook County Commissioners.

( Tuesday, June 01, 2010 )  South Windsor Auto Parts South Windsor Auto Parts - Your source for auto parts

( Friday, May 21, 2010 )  Muskie Moose Linda and Dave are Master Maine Guides. They offer muskie and brook trout fishing in Northern Maine. They also offer overnight kayaking trips on the upper St. John River. Most know hunters know Dave for his guided moose hunts in Maine. Linda is well known for her upland bird hunting with her German Shorthaired Pointers. We also offer hunts for geese in the fields of Northern Maine.

( Tuesday, December 15, 2009 )  Town of Fort Fairfield Fort Fairfield, Maine has a great variety of services available to the residents, such as churches, civic, youth, senior citizen, and recreational organizations.

( Wednesday, September 30, 2009 )  Monica's Scandinavian Imports In 1964 Monica Soderberg of Caribou, Maine opened a small Scandinavian imports shop to remind her of Stockholm, her birth place. 46 years later Monica's Scandinavian Imports is a thriving store in the heart of Aroostook County.

( Friday, June 05, 2009 )  Wilderness Pines Campground Welcome to Wilderness Pines Campground! We are located on 125 acres surrounded by a majestic red pine forest. Our campground is just the place to come relax and enjoy the outdoors. There is an abundance of activities at Wilderness Pines Campground! Conroy Lake is just a short walk away.  Spend a day at the lake fishing! Conroy Lake is stocked with splake and many species of trout.  Or rent a paddle boat, kayak or canoe and enjoy the resident loons. Take out your ATV for a day of adventure on the nearby ITS trails. 


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