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5 Lakes Lodge: Luxury Maine Snowmobiling Accommodations - For the very best in Maine Trailside Snowmobile Accommodations, try 5 Lakes Lodge. Our convenient location midway between ITS 83 and ITS 86 on the Katahdin Loop Trail allows you to get first tracks out of the lodge every morning. Two Bombardier groomers and the Jo Mary Riders Snowmobile Club are based at our location. www.jomaryriders.com The lodge features five beautiful rooms, a Great Room with a fieldstone fireplace, jacuzzi tubs and a suana to help get the kinks out after a long day on the trails. Gasoline available on site.

5 Lakes Lodge: Luxury Maine Snowmobiling Accommodations - For the very best in Maine Trailside Snowmobile Accommodations, try 5 Lakes Lodge. Our convenient location midway between ITS 83 and ITS 86 on the Katahdin Loop Trail allows you to get first tracks out of the lodge every morning. Two Bombardier groomers and the Jo Mary Riders Snowmobile Club are based at our location. www.jomaryriders.com The lodge features five beautiful rooms, a Great Room with a fieldstone fireplace, jacuzzi tubs and a suana to help get the kinks out after a long day on the trails. Gasoline available on site.

Aroostook County Federal Savings And Loan - Welcome to Aroostook County Federal Savings and Loan Association, a local banking institute that has been providing exceptional financial services since 1936. We are a community-based bank, and we remain dedicated to serving the people of Aroostook County and its surrounding communities. We are a mutual bank, which means that our customers are the owners. We work for you! Being a local bank, we work with our customers in making the community stronger and more prosperous. At Aroostook Savings and Loan, you`re not just a number, you`re a friendly face. We know that everyone`s financial needs are different, and we want to get to know you on a personal basis so we can better fill those needs. Our customers are very important to us. They are our strength, our stability and our future!

Aroostook Hospitality Inn - We are a 10 unit, 6 apartment Motel located just outside Route 1 in Presque Isle, Maine, 5 miles from the Aroostook Centre Mall. The motel is situated in a quiet country setting surrounded by beautiful trees and wildflowers with picturesque sites, a small brook filled with trout, and abundant wildlife.

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.

Hours of operation 8am - 5pm daily from December to April

Balloons & Things Maine - Whether planning an event or sending a special " Thank You", Balloons & Things can deliver. From balloon sculptures to centerpieces, gift cards and mugs...we have something for every occasion! Our professional staff will work with you to create that perfect gift or "feel" for your special event. No job is too big or too small so give us a call!...or

Belgrade Lakes Marine - Boat – Automobile – RV - Fully Enclosed Storage - Reasonable rates – Pontoon boats & Large RV’s no problem. Protection from Winter Storms and Sun Damage
New Expanded Facility Opening Labor Day 2006, in business since 2000 – storing up to 75 boats and vehicles

Bernard-Coury Realty - This agency sells over 2 million dollars worth of properties per year, and has the expertise to get the financing in place with many contacts in the banking industry.

Big Bear Real Estate Company - Big Bear Real Estate Company is a full service real estate center. Out experienced team of hard working professional Realtors represent both sellers and buyers for all types of property. We handle residential, commercial, recreational, investment and land, and serve all of Aroostook County from Houlton to the Saint John Valley.

Birch Point Campground - This unique four season recreation area gets you away from the crowds and the frenzy of the big cities.

Bishop's Motel - Bishop's Country Inn Motel is becoming a very popular business choice, offering wireless internet and large in-room tables to work from. All rooms include a full working phone system (cell phone use in this area is very limited), refrigerators, air conditioning, microwaves, coffee makers, irons with ironing boards and remote control color flat screen TV. We try to surpass all your expectations with all the comforts of home as well as knowledgeable, friendly service. Relax in a spacious room that is spotlessly clean. We are centrally located in the town of Jackman within walking distance to three local restuarants.

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.

Black River Guiding - We are a full service Guiding and Lodging business, specializing in making sure your hunt is successful.

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

Cabins on Moosehead Lake - Moosehead Hills Cabins - You have a choice of two beautiful lakes when you visit us at Moosehead Hills Cabins. Our log cabins at our home base are nestled on 50 acres of woods and nature trails with waterfront on Moosehead Lake. We also have a new log cabin with its own private dock and waterfront on idyllic Wilson Pond, a 7-mile long lake in Greenville. Each of our log cabins has either two or three bedrooms, a kitchen, a fireplace, and a full bath or whirlpool tub. Enjoy our beautiful sunsets, and the views of the lake and mountains from the deck of your log cabin.

Camp Mad Lake - Camp 'Mad Lake' offers roomy and comfortable waterfront accomodations with beautiful views to the mountains across the lake. The camp has three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and glass doors facing the lake and the sunrise.

Camps on Wilson Pond - Wilson Pond Camps - Wilson Pond Camps offers premier, waterfront, Maine vacation cabin rentals, nestled in the shadows of mountains and the quiet waters of Lower and Upper Wilson Pond, conveniently located only 3 ½ miles from downtown Greenville.The crystal clear waters of the 7-mile long Pond makes it a“GEM” for fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Boat and motor, canoe and kayak rentals available. Moose can be seen bathing in the Ponds, eagles making their appearance in the skies above, and loons serenading with their peaceful calls echoing across the Pond. Salmon, Lake Trout (Togue), and Brook Trout abound in the Pond. Open year-round, our modern, housekeeping cottages have electricity, hot and cold drinkable well water, and fully equipped kitchens. Four-season guide service is available on site offering guides for moose safaris, kayaking, fishing and hunting. Our remote log cabin on Upper Wilson Pond offers total privacy and “Lasting Mental Relaxation!” 90% Repeat Guests! Come See Why!

Caribou Inn & Convention Center - The Caribou Inn features 73 spacious, elegant and recently renovated guestrooms, each with a refrigerator and wet bar.

Caribou Schools - The future of our city, state and nation depends on an educational system that uses a holistic approach to prepare students for life in a global community. We recognize and value the essential roles of parents, community and schools working together to prepare our children for the challenges of the future.

Carter's Real Estate - Carter's Real Estate located in Northeast Harbor, Maine has been in business since 1968 providing full service real estate brokerage services to the island area. We are a family operated business, and we put an emphasis on quality personal service to all of our customers.

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.

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.

City of Presque Isle - The City of Presque Isle

Clark Real Estate - The Clark Real Estate Company has land, homes, and cottages just waiting for your inspection.

Cochran Camps - Camping areas, cottages (remote and on lake) hunting, fishing, hiking trails, atv trails, jeep trails, cross country ski trails, snowmobile trails. Direct access to ITS 83. Five miles from golf course, 40 miles from Baxter State Park, 15 miles from New Brunswick, Canada. Rental rates as given, boat rental, Registered Master Maine Guide.

Cozy Acres Campground - Welcome to a new century of camping! Your hosts, Peter and Janet Clark and, of course, YOGI, invite you to Jellystone Park, where you always camp with friends. We are a family campground committed to providing your family with an enjoyable camping experience you will remember for years to come through our complete Yogi recreation program.

Crab Apple Whitewater -
    Family owned and operated since 1983, Crab Apple is New England's largest whitewater outfitter with trips in Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont.
    Maine trips meet at our beautiful base camp along the Kennebec River. Our base lodge includes a restaurant, pub, retail store, game room, heated wetsuit storage and comfortable seating to view digital photos and video from your day on the river. Lodging includes motel style rooms, suites with two person Jacuzzi tubs, cabins sleeping 4-10 and campsites along the Kennebec River. Our grounds include a brand new swimming pool, outdoor hot tubs and a private raft take-out. On each river trip we enjoy a snack on the river and then return to the comfort of our base camp for our delicious river lunch of steak, chicken and salmon.
    Crab Apple offers trips on the Kennebec and Dead Rivers for all ages and ability levels and special pricing for kids 9-15. Specialty trips include funyaks (inflatable kayaks) and "Go For It" rafts which give the most exciting ride on the river. Group pricing is available for groups of 16 or more and for all youth organizations such as scouts, religious youth groups, summer camps, recreation departments and schools.
    Crab Apple also includes Rapid Shot Paintball, the area's only paintball fields. We play half and full days and also "Nightfall Paintball" after raft trips until dark - now that's cool! "Shoot the Rapids" and then challenge your friends at our "Bunker Hill", "Patriot", "Mayday" and "Urban Village" fields.

Crab Apple Whitewater - Located on ITS 87 in The Forks, Crab Apple offers snowmobilers an ideal place to stay. Choose from motel style lodging, luxury suites with double Jacuzzi tubs, or cottage rentals and enjoy our full restaurant and pub right on the trail.  Snowmobile rentals are available or bring your own.  Check out our website for trail conditions and internet specials or give us a call 1-800-553-7238, 7 days a week, 8am-8pm.

Crab Apple Whitewater - Daily whitewater rafting trips on Maine's famous Kennebec and Dead Rivers. Trips range in difficulty from easy family float trips to the wildest Class V whitewater on the East. Experience the best whitewater in Maine from our riverside base featuring luxury lodging, cottage rentals, camping, restaurant and pub. Crab Apple is family owned, since 1983, offering the finest service in the industry with a personal touch. Check out our website or call us 1-800-553-7238, 7 days a week, 8am-8pm.

Cushman & Sons Inc. - Cushman & Sons, Inc. specializes in....Custom Embroidery, Screen Printing, Ad Specialty Items, Promotional Products and Awards & Trophies.

Daigle Oil - At Daigle Oil Company, Customer Service is our number one priority.

Debi Smith Photography - Photographs of the great outdoors in Northern Maine.

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.

Dobbs Realty - Dobbs Realty serves Aroostook County for all your real estate needs. We also provide auction services.

Eagle Lake Sporting Camps - The Camps are located on a peninsula six miles up the Lake from Eagle Lake Village at the mouth of Square Lake Thoroughfare. Accessible only by boat in the summer and snowmobile in the winter, they are on a high knoll among beautiful white birches, facing Eagle Lake in a southwesterly direction. The scenic view from the Camps is magnificent; lake and forest blend; ridge upon ridge looms up, until finally Three Brooks Mountain caps in the distance. The guests enjoy every moment of their stay at the Camps – fishing, hunting, boating, bathing, canoeing, hiking, pitching horseshoes at twilight or just resting.

Eastmill Federal Credit Union - Eastmill Federal Credit Union is a non-profit, member owned financial organization providing education and financial services in a personalized, convenient, friendly, and professional manner, while maintaining financial stability

For Sale By Owner - Prime real estate not listed by a real estate agent.

Fresh From The Start - Already washed, peeled, sliced and blanched-to-maintain freshness, Fresh From The Start, just harvested, potatoes eliminates all of the prep time involved in making most potato dishes.

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.

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.

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.

Helix Mooring Systems - In contrast to traditional anchors, these environmentally sensitive Helix anchors offer: High holding, long-life, & insurance premium discounts.

Homestead Lodge Maine - Whether you are an avid hunter, outdoors enthusiast, or snowmobiler, Homestead Lodge in Oxbow, Maine, has it all. Homestyle cooking, comfortable beds, and hot showers are all part of the experience. The scenery is spectacular from the Aroostook River bordering the property, to the skies with beautiful sunrises and sunsets to the eagles and occasional moose visits. Ride your sled to our Buffalo Ride-In restaurant and enjoy a hot meal and great company before you continue on your way, or spend the night in our comfortable rooms.

Jean's Moosehead Rentals - VACATION RENTALS, INC., can provide the place for you to leave the rush of the "real world" behind and relax for a time. This private rental agency represents a variety of privately owned camps and cottages on Moosehead Lake as well as on smaller nearby ponds. These vacation homes vary in size, style, privacy and amenities. Whether you want to "rough it" with gas services and outdoor plumbing, or if you want the comforts of home in a "more remote than home" atmosphere, Vacation Rentals, Inc., can help you find the places best suitable for you and your family.

Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce - Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing, Fishing, Boating, Foliage Viewing, Hiking, Photography Snowmobiling, Moose Watching Tours: Four seasons of outdoor excitement and wonder await you in the Katahdin Region.

Key Realty - One of the finest agencies in the area, Key Realty is committed to providing service of the quality that you would expect. Visit our web site for up-to-date listings in Commercial, Residential and Recreational real estate.

Knott II Bragg Farm - Welcome to historic Knot II Bragg Farm, located in the small town of Wade, Maine, where past and present merge into one unforgettable experience. Relish in its natural beauty, its unique history, and its day-to-day operation. At Knot II Bragg Farm, visitors find the rare opportunity to observe a family farm where barter, trade, and simple old-fashioned skills are a part of modern daily life.

Lawrence's Lakeside Cabins & Guide Service - Our cabins are clean and well maintained. Each unit has electricity, hot and cold running water, bathroom with shower, thermostat heat, automatic coffee maker, toaster, microwave, dishes, utensils, pots and pans, refrigerator w/freezer, stove, satellite TV, free WI-FI, VCR, linens, blankets and towels. Each cabin has a gas grill w/fuel and there is a fire pit w/wood at the beach. Guests are welcome to help themselves to a wide selection of books, games and free movies from our office annex. We also offer the use of our coin-operated laundry facility.

Leen's Lodge -

Leen's Lodge is a traditional Maine Sporting Camp that has been catering to vacationing fishermen and families since 1940. Located on West Grand Lake, Leen's sits on 23 wooded acres and has 9 lakeside cabins which are all wonderfully appointed to give you an authentic Maine woods experience.

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.

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.

M. Rafford Construction & Trucking - Construction

Madawaska Elementary School - Madawaska Elementary School

Madawaska Middle School - The mission of our school district is to matriculate young adults who are able to demonstrate and apply the skills and concepts that have been developed and integrated across the curriculum. After students successfully accomplish the benchmarks and exit standards set by Madawaska Middle/High School, they will have the necessary knowledge and tools to compete in a multi-faceted world.

Mahoney Real Estate - We offer residential, commercial, farms and land. In addition we offer seasonal cottages as well as year round homes in the lake areas.

Maine Broccoli - Emerald Valley Ranches - For all your fresh Maine Broccoli needs: Shipping trailer lots and LTL, in season July - early November, next day or second day service to most east coast markets.

Maine Farmers Exchange - Serving Maines Finest Growers and Shippers

Maine Gas Refrigerator Service - Maine Gas and Refrigerator has been in business since 1980 and is a full service gas appliance company providing professional quality service for all non-electric appliances.

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.

Maine Realty Network - Welcome to Maine's largest independent listing of real estate on the web. If you have a property for sale, we should be talking. If you are an agent or agency with multiple listings, we need to talk. With the amount of traffic our site generates, and the low cost of our listings, you can rest assured that we can and will sell your property for you. There are currently 1,088 property listings in our database.

Maine School Administrative District #1 - The administration, faculty, staff, and students of MSAD #1 welcome you to our official web site, a site created through the combined efforts of all members of the school community. We hope you will find it interesting and informative.

Maine Wilderness Guides Association -

Our intention is to become a respected membership organization with a strong advocacy voice for the needs of wilderness guides and the preservation and restoration for remote places required for their profession.  Through cooperation with landowners and land managers, both public and private, MWGO is striving to establish a reputation of inclusiveness and integrity.  Many of our individual programs are already nationally, and internationally, recognized as models for high standards of education, instruction and quality wilderness experiences. 

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.

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.

Mockler Funeral Homes - Mockler Funeral Home has been committed to providing the citizens of Caribou, New Sweden, Stockholm, Limestone, Woodland, Perham and Washburn with the same thoughtful, caring and personal service for many years. Since 1920, it has been our extreme pleasure and honor to assist your family at a very difficult time. Our family is here for your family when the need arises. When you call Mockler Funeral Home, someone in the Mockler family or one of our fine staff will always answer your phone call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No waiting for an answering service to get a hold of us and return your call. Our long-standing reputation within the community affirms our dedication to serving our area with the finest of care and services for years to com!

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.

Moosetracks Cottages -

If you are looking for a relaxing, unstructured vacation where the people are honest and friendly, the accommodations are comfortable, and it doesn't cost a small fortune to stay, this is one of the few. Hope to see you here, Pat and Dave Vaughn.

My Brothers Place - From the time you enter the grounds, we believe you will be struck by the beauty and cleanliness of My Brothers Place Campground.

Nesowadnehunk Lake Wilderness Campground - Nesowadnehunk Lake Wilderness Campground is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Maine.

North Country Rivers - North Country Rivers' base complex is located in the upper Kennebec Valley Region of Maine. Known for having "the best snowmobiling in the east", this area receives an annual snowfall of approximately 10 feet. The region also contains some of the most beautiful and pristine wilderness in the US.

North Country Rivers - North Country Rivers offers Deluxe four season Riverside Log Cabin Rentals in Bingham, Maine. Fully furnished with a Full Kitchen, Bathroom, Private Bedrooms, Living Room, Dining Area, Cable TV, Heat and AC. Recreational opportunities include Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, Moose Safari's, ATV Trails, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Hunting, Snowmobiling and much more. All credit cards accepted, call 1-800-348-8871 today to start planning your Maine Outdoor Vacation!

North Country Rivers - North Country Rivers offers you the best in Maine ATV and Side-by-Side riding tours, rentals and lodging packages from our 60-acre Bingham, Maine Resort Base complex located right "ON" Maine's ATV trail system in the upper Kennebec Valley Region of Maine.

North Country Rivers - North Country Rivers offers daily Whitewater Rafting trips (April - October) on the Kennebec River, Penobscot River and Dead River. Dead River.

North Country Rivers - Discover Whitewater Rafting in Maine with North Country Rivers. No experienced needed and trips run daily from April-October on the Kennebec, Penobscot and Dead Rivers. Cabin, Camping and Meals packages available with all rafting trips. In addition, North Country Rivers offers Kayaking, Moose Safari's, ATV Trails & Rentals, Snowmobiling, Hiking, Biking, Fishing and much more. All credit cards accepted, call 1-800-348-8871 today to start planning your Maine Outdoor Vacation!

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.

North Woods Communications - North Woods Communications - Home of the The Telephone Guys! Based in Presque Isle, Serving Northern and Central Maine. Our technicians have navigated the world of telecommunications, telephone systems, voice mail, voice and data cabling, networks, true VoIP technology, LANS/WANS, internal/external building paging, wireless phones and headsets. We provide quality analog and digital business telephone systems that include complete telephony integration with caller id, call accounting, processing and distribution. Most systems are expandable and integrate with voice mail systems from 1-1000 mailboxes.

North Woods Real Estate - Some of the best real estate in Maine is located in plain view of Mt Katahdin and the Baxter State park area.

Northeast Whitewater Lodge & Guide Service - Where can you find whitewater rapids that will leave you breathless with excitement running through breathtakingly beautiful scenery? The best whitewater rafting in New England is in northern Maine, and the best way to experience Maine whitewater rafting is with Northeast Whitewater. Design your small, personalized whitewater rafting adventure with the registered whitewater rafting guides of Northeast Whitewater on Maine’s Kennebec River and Penobscot River.

Northern Hideaway Camps - Northern Hideaway Camps, specializing in hunting and fishing and strives to be the very best at providing outdoor experiences for its clients.

Northern Maine Regional Airport - The Northern Maine Regional Airport, centrally located within Aroostook County and adjacent to US Route 1, is the gateway to Northern Maine. The airport boasts the second longest commercial runway in the State of Maine and is managed by a dedicated staff of professionals whose mission is to provide a safe, efficient, reliable and convenient transportation facility for commercial, corporate and private users.

Northern Maine Technical College - Welcome to Northern Maine Technical College. NMTC promises to strive toward excellence and challenges its students to do the same. Since our founding in 1961, we have been a small college committed to providing the personal attention needed to help our students develop the skills and confidence to reach their dreams.

Old Mill Marina - As the only marina located on picturesque Eagle Lake, Maine, the Old Mill Marina is in a unique position to help you make the most of your family or corporate outing, vacation, club trip, or wilderness adventure. Boaters, ATV riders, and snowmobilers will find our services to be convenient and affordable.

OMM Outfitters - Northern Maine hunting is both a great challenge and a great thrill. Whether seeking a trophy Maine moose, Maine bear, or Maine whitetail deer or just wanting to participate in a memorable hunt OMM Outfitters is ready to help make your outing a success. Grouse, duck, goose, turkey and coyote hunting are just plain fun! Also, OMM Outfitters & Eagle Lake Sporting Camps offers great access for fishing opportunists, whether it may be the fly fisherman, ice fisherman, or anyone who has a passion for fishing.

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.

P & E Distributors - Supplying Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural and Lumber Industry with Industrial Maintenance Products, Paper Products, Cleaning Chemicals, First Aid Supplies and Industrial Coatings, For Over 50 Years.

Pack Rat Self Storage - Pack Rat Self Storage is a family owned business with an on-site manager, and is here to help you out with all your storage needs, big or small! Whether your storage needs are because of too many household goods, or you simply have too many items in your garage or basement, we can help you out. We have modern, steel buildings with insulated ceilings, brushed concrete floors and yard lighting until 9:00 PM. We provide you with easy access just 1.5 miles northwest of Caribou on Route 161.

Pelletiers Campground - Start your canoe trip on the Allagash Waterway at Pelletiers Campground on the banks of the St. John River.

Perrin Realty - Real Estate

Pine Tree Candle Company - Pine Tree Candle Company is a family owned business that takes great pride in producing highly scented, quality candles, which include; container, votive, tarts and gift baskets. Our candles burn many hours while maintaining a strong scent and great burn characteristics throughout the entire burn. We offer several different scents and even customer make candles for your special occasion or your business.

Presque Isle Inn & Convention Center - Presque Isle Inn & Convention Center is the largest, full service lodging and banquet facility in Northern Maine.

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.

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.

Primrose Place Bar Harbor - Primrose Place offers comfortable rooms in the heart of the Bar Harbor historic district at an affordable price. The rooms at Primrose Place are all non-smoking and air-conditioned. Rooms are ground level with drive up parking. Choose accommodations at Primrose Place with one queen or one king bed.

Progressive Realty - Check out our new website!! We can locate the property you’re looking for, whether it’s commercial, residential, or recreational. To save you time, we co-broke with all other area agencies. Our videos provide convenience if you are unable to visit a property.

RE/MAX CENTRAL - Need help finding your dream home?  Just tell us what you are looking for and we will search all of our sources and provide you with a convenient report of all the properties that you may be interested in complete with photographs of the properties and detailed neighborhood information.

RETRAX, Inc. - Introducing RETRAX®! The new Automatic RETRAX® system is now available. Check out our new video which features the new automatic system! The new automatic RETRAX® system is available only by special order. Call 1-866-4-RETRAX to order. Remember the days when riding the snowmobile trails meant cold, numb hands? Serious riders wouldn’t dream of striking out without hand warmers. They are no longer a luxury, they are standard equipment.

Ricker Hill Orchards - We at Ricker Hill Orchards welcome you to our family farms website. Ricker Hill Orchards has been growing Maine apples for over eight generations in the small town of Turner, Maine. Turner is a small town in the foothills of Maine about an hour's drive from the coast. We feature many activities at our farm including pick your own apples, a corn maze, disc golf, and more... 

Riverview Cottages, Campground & 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.

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.

Shipwreck Galley Salsa - We hope you enjoy our exciting products. The unique combination of Spirit and Spice intensifies the flavor to tingle the taste buds. We use the best of provisions and once cooked to the ideal temperature our salsa then simmers on the hob for a time producing the perfect flavor. Just like ole Pegleg's recipes.

Soderberg Construction Company - Soderberg Construction Company is a heavy highway earth construction business located in Caribou, Maine specializing in all phases of site work, utility installation, road construction, environmental remediation and building demolition with a work area encompassing all of the State of Maine.

South Windsor Auto Parts - South Windsor Auto Parts - Your source for auto parts

Stockholm Realty - We at Stockholm Realty Trust deal mostly in choice parcels of land. If you would like to own a piece of beautiful Northern Maine give us a call or drop us an e-mail, and we will help you to make your dream come true.

Sun Auto Salvage - Sun Auto is a late-model recycling yard, specializing in vehicles, which are no more than 10 years old. If they don't have the part you are looking for on site, their satellite links (Hot Lines - Eden - Orion & Car-Parts.com) make it easy to find who has it and how long it will take to get it for you.

Tempo Employment Agency - Tempo Employment Agency is now listing employment opportunities on line. Check out our web site for available jobs in your area.

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.

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!

Tow Tech - Tow Tech markets the NRC line of fine towing equipment in the Atlantic provinces. From the virtually indestructible line of hydraulic car and equipment carriers to the standard setting line of NRC heavy wreckers , Tow Tech offers a wide array of solutions for your equipment needs. With attention to the smallest detail and service long after the sale Tow Tech strives to make every customer understand that their business is held in the highest regard.

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.

Town of Portage - Portage Lake rests along Route 11 Scenic Highway on the edge of the North Maine Woods.

Town of St. Agatha - 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,

United Way of Aroostook - The United Way of Aroostook’s primary mission is to improve the quality of life of Aroostook County residents by collecting and distributing County resources to various agencies that respond to the County’s health and human service needs.

University of Maine Presque Isle - The University of Maine at Presque Isle, one of seven autonomous campuses within the University of Maine System, has 1400 traditional and non-traditional students and serves as a cultural and educational resource for the entire community. Presque Isle, population 10,500, offers opportunities from both summer and winter outdoor sports and is the primary commercial center of the region. Combining clean air, clear skies, and safe small-town life next door to the Northern Maine Woods, it also boasts blue-ribbon schools, a regional airport, and easy access to nearby Canada.

VA JO WA Golf - Welcome to Northern Maine's premier 18 hole Course. Va Jo Wa was rated # 1 Public Course in Maine in the New England Golf Guide.

Voscar, The Maine Photographer - Northern Maines most noted photographer. Photos of wildlife and nature.

Washburn Maine - Washburn Maine is located in Central Aroostook County sandwiched between Presque Isle and Caribou, Maine. We are a bedroom community of both towns with a population of 1,900. Our small community prides itself with excellent schools, little to no crime rate, and a quality of life that most people can only dream about.

Washington County Technical College - Those who live in Downeast Maine know this region is special, and Washington County Technical College is a special place to learn. Though it is known internationally for its outstanding marine-oriented programs -- especially boatbuilding -- WCTC offers a variety of programs designed to meet the unique educational and economic needs of the future.

Waters Edge RV Resort & Campground - Waters Edge is on a Beautiful Lake that has Landlocked Salmon and Trout. The lake is part of The Fish River Chain. There are seven similarly beautiful lakes connected. Waters Edge has all the R.V. amenities for your comfort and peace of mind, including full water hook-up, sewer, and electrical power for 20, 30, and 50 amps. It is a wonderful and inviting place for family, great fun for the kids and the adults as well.

WEBXCentrics Design Group - Northern Maines largest web site design, hosting and maintenance company. If you have a site design that is just not what you want to portray your company on the web, or if you would like to have us design and implement a site for you, send us an e-mail and we will give you a free quote.

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. 

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.

Zwinger Von Himmel - Trained German Shepherds For Sale - WELCOME to Zwinger von Himmel. We are located in Maine, USA. We selectively breed and Import Exceptional Highline German Shepherd Dogs. Our bloodlines are first generation progeny, directly out of Germany's finest Show and Working Competition lines. Top lines Proven in Germany's highest show and working events. German Sieger Show, BSP and WUSV Champions. VA and V rated showlines and Top, well structured working lines with excellent temperament. We offer Schutzhund training equipment, Fine German leather leashes and accessories. Serious Inquiries are Welcome. References Available.

Zwinger Von Segen - German Shepherds - Welcome to Zwinger von Segen! We are located in Kaneohe, Hawaii. We raise and import a limited number of exceptional quality working line German Shepherds fit for work, sport and families.

Our bloodlines include top working dogs, proven in Germany’s highest level of competition (LGA, BSP and WUSV championships) and adhere to the German Breed Standard for the working German shepherd dog as regulated by the SV.


Informational Resources

Open Water General Regulations and Definitions - Open Water General Regulations and Definitions

Home Page - Aroostook County

Camping - Experience the Thrill Of Camping in Northern Maine. Enjoy the great outdoors in the wilderness of Maine

Canoeing and Kayaking - Experience the Thrill Of Canoeing in Northern Maine. Canoe at the level that best suits you in some of the most beautiful rivers in the East.

Downhill Skiing - Experience the Thrill Of Skiing on some of the most gorgeous cross country trails Maine has to offer. From Baxter State Park to the Allagash, we have cross country skiing for you.

White Water Rafting - Experience the Thrill of Maine's Best in White Water Rafting.

Snowmobile Trail Report - The Northern Maine trail report on this site is the most up-to-date report on the Internet. We have information from Greenville, Millinocket and all of Aroostook County.

The Outdoors - Aroostook County

Fishing - Experience the Thrill of pulling in some of the best fish in the country. A Comprehensive look at Ice Fishing in Maine.

All Terrain Vehicle - Find out the laws on ATV Riding in Maine.

Hiking - Experience the Thrill Of Hiking in Northern Maine. This page is under development.

Snowmobiling - Welcome to Northern Maine, the best snowmobile trail riding experience in the eastern U.S. Some trails in Aroostook are converted railroad beds, while others may traverse a power line up and over large rolling hills that capture the picturesque beauty of the landscape. Summer roads, abandoned logging roads and other club trails lead the snowmobiler to spectacular sites of snow-laden spruce maple and birch forests. You can snowmobile over the crest of a hill and look out at the variety of terrain "The County" has to offer.

Eco-Tourism in Aroostook County - Aroostook County, the largest county east of the Mississippi River, is known for it's excellent outdoor life. There is a quality of life here that the local folks are proud of. On the following pages, we would like to introduce you to what there is to do and see that would have little or no impact on the environment. Please feel free to browse these pages, or go to the topical index and choose a subject that is of interest to you, and then come enjoy Aroostook County, Maine.

Boating - Maine has some of the most beautiful lakes and rivers in the country to enjoy open water boating. Come experience the waters of Maine.

Cross Country Skiing - A guide to cross country ski trails in Aroostook County, Maine.

Hunting - Experience the Thrill of hunting Maine's White Tail Deer, Moose and Bear. Find out what everyone else knows about the wilds of Maine.

Administrative Procedures Governing Winter Activities - The Baxter State Park Authority encourages winter use of the Park; but is vitally concerned with the safety of winter visitors. Users of the Park in the winter must comply with the Rules and Regulations of the Park.

Winter Camping Regulations - Camping in the winter is not for everyone, so check this page before you venture out to the Park for a winter camping adventure.

Technical Climbing - Get the latest in rules and regulations before you head out on a climb.

Day Use Regulations - No special permission is required for day use below tree line. However, in the interest of public safety we strongly discourage people from traveling alone in the winter; party size of at least 2 is strongly recommended, 3 or 4 is better! Day users are requested to check in and out at Park gates, volunteer registration points or Park Headquarters, by phone if more convenient. This is for the safety of users in the event of an accident or emergency and helps us keep statistics on Park use.

Recommendations For Winter Visitors - Food, not clothing, is the source of your heat, so a diet high in carbohydrates, along with some fats, is recommended. Dry foods, such as pasta, rice and powdered potatoes, cheeses, and freeze dried meals are good choices because of their light weight.

Winter Rules - The Baxter State Park Authority has developed a set of procedures and guidelines for winter use in an effort to assist Park users in planning trips to Baxter State Park, to promote safety of all persons using the Park and to protect the Baxter State Park Authority and its staff from unnecessary search and rescue efforts.

Alpine Skiing Regulations - Get the latest in rules and regulations before you head out on a climb.

Day Use Hiking Guide - Those of us who work for Baxter State Park cherish the land we manage and hope you will strive to respect both the land and its inhabitants during your visit here.

Regional Links - Aroostook County

Moosehead Lake Region / Greenville Maine - The Moosehead Lake area is home to one of the largest lakes in Maine, and one of the most scenic areas in the state as well. If you are looking for an outdoor adventure with a psoitive impact on your life, this is a great place to start. Outdoor recreation includes hunting, fishing, boating, snowmobiling and much more. With a lake so large, water sports are one of the best kept secrets of the area.

Central Aroostook County Region - The Central Aroostook County region encompasses communities from Mars Hill to Limestone, and from Fort Fairfield to Ashland. There are some wonderful things to do and see in the Aroostook County region, some of which are listed below.

Androscoggin Region - Androscoggin County, incorporated in 1854, is a county in southern Maine that hosts two of Maine’s largest cities, Lewiston and Auburn, also known as the “Twin Cities.” The county is centrally located and is approximately one-half hour from both Portland, Maine’s largest city, and Augusta, Maine’s capital. The Maine Turnpike cuts directly through Androscoggin County, offering easy access to its major cities. Androscoggin County is home to the Maine State Parade, the Moxie Festival and the beautiful Great Falls Balloon Festival, a hot-air balloon spectacle that takes place each year in Lewiston and attracts local citizens and visitors alike.

Katahdin Region / Baxter State Park - The Katahdin area is home to Baxter State Park and the beginning of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. In the Katahdin Region there is ample Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking adventures awaiting the enthusiastic adventurer. The Katahdin Region is arguably the Center of all outdoor recreation in Maine. From here you can get anywhere in the state by any means you wish. If you hike, bike, ski, snowmobile or drive you can start in the Katahdin area and go in any direction you wish.

Southern Aroostook County Region - The Southern Aroostook County region consists of communities from Bridgewater to Danforth, and south to the Patten - Island Falls Area. Interstate 95 has it's start in Houlton, culminating in Kittery, 295 miles away. If you are looking for an Eco-Tourism trip to Maine, this would be a great place to get going. There are covered bridges, lakes, mountains and much, more to experience in the Southern Aroostook County region.

Hancock County Region - Acadia National Park boasts 40 miles of rocky shoreline and the only fjord on the eastern seaboard. Ellsworth, a major retail center, is the county seat of Hancock County. This area is a popular tourist destination due to the scenic coastline, mountains, and islands, abundant outdoor recreational opportunities, and park lands.

Cumberland County Region - Cumberland County is a popular attraction for visitors to Maine and hosts the Portland Sea Dogs, a minor-league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, the L.L. Bean flagship store in Freeport, Maine, and the Portland Museum of Art in Portland. The County is approximately 850 square miles in area.

York County Region - York County is a popular destination for both Mainers and visitors alike, offering beautiful beaches like Ogunquit, which also offers the Ogunquit Playhouse. Many visitors find a summer residence in Old Orchard Beach in York County because of its long beach and pier. Wells, a town in York, offers the Wells National Research Reserve a 1,600 acre educational and research facility with 7 miles of trails that span from woods to the beach.

Northern Aroostook County Region - This area includes the St John Valley area, covering Van Buren, Madawaska, Fort Kent and the Allagash area. Some of the best in Maine's wilderness.

Washington County Region - Downeast Maine gets its start in Washington County. There are so many things to do and see in Washington County it is hard to list it all here. One of the most famous places accessible from Washington County is Campobello Island, summer home to the Franklin D. Roosevelt. Also you may want to take a tour of the Quoddy Loop Trail, one of the most scenic coastal trails in the East. Washington County is called the Sunrise County because the sun hits this area of the Continental US first every morning.

The Weather - Aroostook County

Reporting Accidents - Reporting Accidents

Operation of Snowmobile & Trail Ethics - Operation of Snowmobile & Trail Ethics

Dealer, Repair Shop, Rental Registration - Dealer, Repair Shop, Rental Registration

Landowner Liabilities - Landowner Liabilities

Aroostook State Park Hiking Trails - The 4 mile cross-country ski trail can also be used as a summer hiking trail. Some of the Park trails leave Park property and pass through private property. The owners have given permission for you to use and for us to maintain these trails.

Camping at Aroostook State Park - 30 wooded campsites, with tables and fireplaces, are available for either tent or trailer camping. Reservations may be made by calling at least 2 weeks in advance: (800) 332-1501 from within Maine, or (207) 289-3824 from out of state. Campsites can be reserved only during the period covering June 15-Labor Day. Call the reservation phones, or the park office for more information.

History of Aroostook State Park - In 1938, the newly created State Park Commission ( which had been formed in 1935) recommended that the State accept a gift of 100 acres of land near Presque Isle. This became Aroostook State Park, the first in the State Park system.

Aroostook State Park - In 1938, interested citizens of Presque Isle donated 100 acres of land to the State with the hope of creating Maine's first state park. This hope became reality is 1939, with the creation of Aroostook State Park. Subsequent donations increased the park to its present size of over 600 acres.

Contact Us - Aroostook County

The Glaciers Did It - A million or more years ago the world grew very cold. Great sheets of ice formed over the northern lands, retreated, grew again, drew back and for the third time advanced far south of what is now Maine. As recently as 15,000 years ago there were tongues of the huge glaciers extending into Washington County.

Sport Hunting in Washington County - The face of this land is a succession of valleys with ridges between, stretching from the Narraguagus to the St. Croix and beyond. The rivers that drain the valleys are born of spring-fed lakes and ponds that lie embossed in the highlands to the north, hidden away in the forests of pine and spruce, of balsam fir and hemlock. These are the haunts of the whitetail deer, the black bear and the moose, and this is the land where they are sought by the hundreds of hunters who venture forth come fall.

A Little Washington County History - At Machias the first naval battle of the Revolutionary War was fought - a land and sea action which resulted in the British schooner "Margaretta" being captured by the American residents with the loss of only one man on the American side. The captain of the British craft died that night in the Burnham Tavern, a well-preserved example of a colonial inn now open to visitors. The oldest building east of Bangor, it's maintained by the local D.A.R.

Everyone Loves Blueberries - Washington County, responsible for more than 90 percent of the nation's blueberry crop, is the world's largest producer. The glacially formed "barrens", vast rolling plains of sandy soil, are perfect for raising wild, lowbush blueberries. Thus, the growing, harvesting and processing of the blueberry is a major industry in Washington County. Nearly a quarter million acres of barrens yield an average of 30 million pounds of blueberries annually, all of which are canned within the county.

Salt Water Fishing - A salt water sports fisherman, to borrow author Kenneth Roberts' words; "has always with him the clean, salt tang of the sea, the roar of waves on the ledges, the fatalistic scrutiny of clownish seagulls and is never annoyed by mosquitoes, black flies, midges or horseflies." A description which should knock fresh water fishing into a cocked hat, but won't. Nevertheless, salt water fishing in the county can offer every member of the family some wonderful thrills whether you cast from a ledge or wharf or dangle a line from one of the charter boats that ply from Red Beach, Jonesport, Cutler or Eastport. The fish to be caught include flounder, sculpin, cod, pollock, smelt, mackerel, halibut, sea bass or "stripers" and tuna, although tuna are very rare. In fishing for flounders, we notice that the most successful fishermen use worms, either the garden or sand variety; this keeps the bait from being eaten by the sculpins.

Washington County Wildflowers - From the time the first Mayflower blooms between the patches of melting snow on the sunny hillsides until late in the fall the great natural lands of Washington County are filled with hundreds of varieties of wild flowers and greens. Plants have structures and abilities which suit them for living in particular environments and therefore each distinct area of seashore, woods, fields and roadsides brings forth its own individual bouquet.

The Communities Of Washington County - St. Croix Island, set about midway between the United States and Canada in the beautiful St. Croix River, was the scene of the first white settlement in the New World north of St. Augustine, Fla. It was here, in 1604, that Samuel Champlain and his fellow French explorer, Sieur de Monts, led a band of about 100 soldiers and traders and spent the winter. It was from this island that Champlain explored the coast of New England as far south as Cape Cod.

Boat Launch Sites - Washington County has some pretty good boat launching ramps on lakes and the salt water. Here is a fairly complete list of the fresh water launching sites.

Native American Indian History - Although the earliest European settlers found Indians of the great Algonquin stock throughout Maine, evidence unearthed and correlated in the last fifty years has firmly established the belief that these Algonquin tribes had been preceded by an earlier, different group of men who are called Pre-Algonquin or Red Paint People. Red Paint People have been so named because each of their ancient graves contains from less than two quarts to a bushel of brilliant ocher, usually red but occasionally yellow or brown. The burial with the bodies of ocher (a mineral from which paint may be made) and stone implements, which are unlike Indian implements, distinguishes these people.

Five Great Places To Hike - If you're looking for some interesting hiking trails, you've come to the right place. Here are five locations you might want to try some of these.

Points Of Interest - When the phrase Down East came into common usage is unknown but some historians feel the description goes into the early 1600's. It is rather a puzzling phrase but as you can see from examining a map, the coast of Maine does go east but, at the same time, it runs northward too, or up. However, what early explorers quickly found out was that the prevailing winds blew from the southwest, as they do today. Therefore, they most frequently sailed with, or down the wind, as they moved to the eastward. Thence, Down East.

Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge - The Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, an area comprising 28,686 acres, was established in 1937 for the protection, study, perpetuation and management of certain species of wildlife, particularly waterfowl and other migratory birds, in the area. Moosehorn is the only one of more than 540 national wildlife refuges that is devoted to the study and management of the American woodcock.

Ten Exciting Places To Enjoy Yourself Absolutely Free - There are several excellent facilities in Washington County which are open to the public at no charge. All that is asked is that visitors leave the areas clean and unspoiled. Depending on the location of the site, provisions have been made so that people of all ages may enjoy picnicking, tenting, boat launching ramps, fishing, hiking and swimming.

State Parks - Washington County offers several nice public parks including the ones listed on this page.

Campobello Island - Campobello Island, N.B. is nine miles long and about three miles wide. It has two fishing villages, Welshpool and Wilson's Beach, both of them home port to many colorful vessels which go out many miles to catch fish. After you go through customs and get a friendly nod you'll climb a hill. When you get to the top, stop and turn around so you can take in the view of Lubec, Maine across the "Narrows", where, according to the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, the strongest tidal currents on the east coast flow --around 12 knots or 15 miles an hour.

Beaches And Tidal Pools - No visit to Washington County would be complete without the thrill of discovering the beauty of the beaches and rocky cliffs that form the boundary between the pounding sea and the land. This narrow band between the low and high water mark is a world of its own populated with plant and animal life peculiarly adapted to living part of each day submerged by the ocean water and the rest of the time exposed to the drying sun and wind. The scene is an ever changing one as each tide slowly rearranges the pattern of the rocks, the sand and the residue from the sea.

Natural Wonders - TIDES: The greatest rise and fall of tides on the shores of the continental United States occur along the Washington County coast. The tall pilings at Jonesport, Lubec and Eastport attest to the gigantic fluctuations of the ocean's level where 18-foot variations are average. Actually, the greatest tides occur way up the St. Croix River at Calais where the average is 20 feet. At certain times of the year, however, the water level will vary 28 feet every six hours or close to one inch every minute!

Dealer`s Registration and License - Dealer`s Registration and License

Noise Limitations - Noise Limitations

Registration and Title - Registration and Title

Northern Aroostook County Area Snowmobile Trail Map - Northern Aroostook County Area Snowmobile Trail Map

Central Aroostook County Area Snowmobile Trail Map - Central Aroostook County Area Snowmobile Trail Map

Southern Aroostook County Area Snowmobile Trail Map - Southern Aroostook County Area Snowmobile Trail Map

Katahdin Area Snowmobile Trail Map - Katahdin Area Snowmobile Trail Map

Snowmobile Laws and Regulations - Snowmobile Laws and Regulations

Canadian Border Crossing Notes - Canadian Border Crossing Notes

Reciprocity Laws - Reciprocity Laws

Snowmobile Clubs - Northern Maine is a snowmobiling mecca, and we have clubs that generously support your great riding experience. Join a club today!

The Early Sawmills - In the early days, before powered saw mills came into use, lumber was sawn using a pit saw. Pit sawing was done by two men with a long saw that had crosshandles at each end. A log, hewn square, was placed over the pit. One man, the sawyer, stood on top of it to pull the saw up and the other man, the pit man, stood in the pit to pull the saw down. In a long day, they would usually saw 12 - 14 boards. Logs were hauled to the saw pit using oxen and a go-devil or scoot. This was made from the natural fork of a hardwood tree.

Axes and Cant Dogs - The ax was one of man's earliest inventions and reached its highest development in America. With axes, the early logger built camps and horse hovels, sinks, chairs, doors, and bunks. In the early days, saws were unknown in the woods, so the ax was used to fell the trees. A cant dog or cant hook was used for lifting, turning, and prying logs when loading sleds and on the drive. At first, a swivel hook on a pole with nothing to hold it in position was used. This was called a swing dingle. In 1858, Joseph Peavey, a blacksmith in Stillwater, Maine, made a rigid clasp to encircle the cant dog handle with the hook on one side. It moved up and down but not sideways. All loggers have used it ever since.

Wagons and Tote Roads - Before tote roads were built and put into operation, supplies were moved by canoe. As lumbering moved up the rivers, the canoe was inadequate for moving necessary bulky and heavy supplies. A boat was needed for shallow water that used oars, paddles, or poles and was light enough to be carried around rapids and over land. The bateau was suited for this.

River Driving - When the ice broke up in the streams and rivers in late March and early April, the men began rolling the logs into the water that would carry them to the mill. Their daily lives consisted of working in ice water 14 hours a day, sleeping in wet blankets, eating coarse food, and constantly risking their lives. The river drive was the loggers' supreme test as they nimbly rode a log down a spring flooded river in their heavy, spiked boots. Logs sometimes jammed up behind rocks and other logs. The drivers cleared the jams by working from boats with poles and leaping from log to log. Sometimes dynamite had to be used to clear the jam.

Laws Pertaining To Licenses & Permits - Laws Pertaining To Licenses & Permits

Moose Hunting in Northern Maine - Laws pertaining to Moose Hunting

Hunting and Trapping License Fees - Hunting and Trapping License Fees

General Trapping Provisions - General Trapping Provisions

Trapping Seasons - Trapping Seasons

General Hunting Provisions - General Hunting Provisions

Businesses - Aroostook County

General Ice Fishing Laws - General

General Open Water Fishing laws - General Open Water Fishing Laws

Around Maine - Aroostook County

Baxter State Park - Baxter State Park is in the heart of Maine, with Mt. Katahdin as its crown jewel. Hiking, climbing and other recreational activities await you in Baxter State Park.

Maine Logging Industry - A Brief History - Logging in Maine began in the early 1600's when English explorers first cut trees on Monhegan Island. In 1634, the first sawmill, powered by water, was built at South Berwick. By 1832, Bangor had become the largest shipping port for lumber in the world. At times, as many as 3000 ships were anchored there and one could almost walk across ship decks to Brewer. 8,737,628,202 board feet of lumber were shipped from Bangor between 1832 and 1888. During this period, Patten, situated 100 miles north of Bangor, became a center for logging operations. Each spring, logs harvested in the Patten area during the preceding winter were floated down the Penobscot River in massive drives to the mills in the Bangor area. Several contributions to the logging industry came from the state of Maine, including the Peavey cant dog and the Lombard log hauler.

The Maine Potato - An Agricultural Treat - In the two cultures where there is so much interesting potato history, the methods of planting potatoes are remarkably similar. In both Ireland, and the Andes, planting is done with what in Ireland is called the "lazy-bed" method. A four foot wide strip of earth is fertilized (manured) and a trench is dug into the sod on either side. After the seed is put on the manured strip, pieces of the sod are laid on top of the seed. With some variations, this method had prevailed in Ireland for hundreds of years, and in the Andes, for thousands of years.

Aroostook County, Its Only Natural - WE HAVE IT ALL!!!! PEACE AND QUIET! of our lakes, streams and of the close-knit communities, nestled within the picturesque St. John Valley. The Valley offers families a peaceful and tranquil lifestyle. EXCITEMENT AND ADVENTURE! Of our unique Acadian culture. There are beautiful museums and historical sites located throughout the valley. For the outdoor enthusiast, canoe down our expeditious St. John River. CHALLENGE AND RESULTS: Hunt for game - big and small. Tucked off by ourselves, we have managed to retain hunting and fishing territories of the highest quality.

Katahdin Iron Works - A Maine Historical Site - Today, the skeletons of a blast furnace and charcoal kiln stand silent, lone remnants of the Katahdin Iron Works. In the past, these structures pulsed with activity as part of Maine's only nineteenth century iron works operation. Here the fires of the blast furnace flames non-stop for as long as a year at a time, glowing against the night sky. Smoke poured from this charcoal kiln and many other s like it. Mule, oxen or horse-drawn wagons rattled by constantly carrying ore, pig iron or wood.

Historical Sites Throughout The County - A compilation of places, dates, times and other items of interest to see in The County when you come to visit.

Vacation Package Ideas for Northern Maine - A compilation of rates, special package deals and more for the snowmobiling enthusiast in Northern Maine

A List Of Educational Information - There are a lot of things to know about the State of Maine, and Aroostook County. Below are some links to information about the largest agricultural crop in Maine, the Maine Potato. Also links about Aroostook County, the largest county east of the Mississippi covering an area larger than Rhode Island and Connecticut together.

Facts About The State - Facts, Figures and more concerning the State of Maine.

Jo-Mary Lake Campground - Welcome to a unique area of North America - the KI-Jo Mary Multiple Use Management Forest. The private landowners cooperating in this program request that you read the following information. These guidelines are for your safety and will also provide for continued high quality forest resource management and recreational use planning. All rules and regulations are in effect from early May to November.

Our Rates - Aroostook County

ATV Maine - ATV Maine is a statewide organization representing all affiliated ATV Clubs in Maine.

Trail Map 5 - Summerhaven Use Area Map -

Trail Map 6 - Jay to Farmington Trail Map -

Trail Map 4 - Mount Blue State Park Map -

Trail Map 1 - Aroostook Valley ATV Trail - These maps are just a basic idea of trails that are easily accessible for you to ride on. Please obey the laws and don't go where you are clearly not allowed. This makes for some bad feelings with the landowners, and nobody needs that.

Trail Map 3 - South LaGrange to Medford ATV Trail Map -

Trail Map 2 - Houlton to Phair Junction Trail -

A List Of ATV Clubs - Join one of the many clubs that keep the trail riding the best there is in Maine. These clubs work hard so you are able to play hard. Let's give them our support.

Prohibited Acts - So, you think you know everything? Well, there are some thing that you are not allowed to do on that ATV, so take a look befor you ride.

Safe Riding Practices - Ride Safe! The people who are on the trails with you expect to get home safely, and they are watching out for you so please watch out for them. Everyone wins when you Ride Safe!

Summary Of Laws For Those Under 18 Years Old - If you are thinking of coming to Maine, or if you live here, and you are expecting to let the kids have free access to that big machine, maybe you better think again. There are rules and regulations concerning them too you know.

Summary of ATV Laws - A quick summary of the basic information that would be needed to start your ride in Maine

Liability Laws - Before you take to the fields and tear up some dirt, let's find out what the liabilities would be for such actions. Ride Safe!

Registration, License and Training - Now you know what to do, here is how to get started. Take a look at these rules and regulations before you head out on an extended ride.

Somerset County Region - Somerset County is the 3rd largest county in the State of Maine in geographic land area and contains the 9th largest in population. The Kennebec River, one of the largest Maine river tributaries flows from North to South through the county and is used for commercial as well as recreational purposes. Somerset County also contains major ground transportation routes that support heavy commercial, tourist, and residential use.

Liability Laws - No person may throw, drop, deposit, discard or otherwise dispose of litter in any manner or amount: in or on any public highway, road, street, alley, public right-of-way or other public lands, except in containers, receptacles, or on property that is designated for disposal of garbage and refuse; or in any fresh water lake, river, stream, tidal or coastal water or on ice over the water. When any litter is thrown or discarded from a watercraft both the operator of the watercraft, unless it is a watercraft being used for the carriage of passengers for hire, and the person actually disposing of the litter are in violation of this section. This subsection does not prohibit persons who fish, lobster or otherwise harvest from the water from returning to the water harvested products, bait and similar materials that naturally originate in the water.

Motor Size Restrictions On Internal Waters - The Commissioner of Inland Fisheries & wildlife may adopt and amend rules governing the horsepower (manufacturer's rated horse-power of the machinery; includes the aggregate of all such propellant machinery) of motors used to propel watercraft on all internal waters of this State.

Navigational Requirements - These requirements cover all navigational requirements for all waters in the State of Maine.

Registration Information - All motorboats of any size, including airmobiles and personal watercraft, must be registered in Maine to be used on the waters of this State, except the following….

Personal Watercraft Requirements - •Any person under 16 years of age may not operate a personal watercraft which includes jet-skis. •A person between 16 & 18 years of age may operate a personal watecraft if they have successfully completed an approved education course, or if they are accompanied by a person 18 years of age or older. Proof of age and course completion must be possessed while operating a personal watercraft. •Anyone operating or riding on a personal watercraft must wear a Type I, II or III PFD. •The parent or guardian of a minor under 18 years of age is responsible for the minor’s actions while operating a personal watercraft. •Personal watercraft may not be operated during the hours between sunset and sunrise.

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Aroostook State Park Cross Country Skiing Trails - Park boundaries are marked with bright orange paint and cross several trails. Care should be taken to stay on established cross-country ski trails. Snowmobile trail l.T.S. 83 winds thru the park. Use caution when crossing snowmobile trails. The lodge at the park headquarters is open to the public on weekends during the skiing season.

What's New - Aroostook County

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E-Commerce - Aroostook County

Eco - Tourism can boost local economy. - Plans are underway to transform acreage at the former Loring Air Force Base to a wildlife refuge. While this hardly seems as though it can make a big difference to the economy of the County, think again.

Maine initiative has County support. - Attracting business to locate in The County will be getting a bit easier, thanks to a new initiative being launched in Maine. Dana Connors, president of the Maine Chamber of Commerce & Industry, was in Aroostook recently to start local seeds growing for the economic future of northern Maine.

Go Snowmobiling in the wide Aroostook countryside. - Aroostook county's snowmobile clubs have grown stronger and more active than ever this year. Memberships have grown, clubs have united, and new groomers have been purchased. Some clubs are recovering from a lackluster past while other newly formed groups look to the future.

Cross-country skiing locations are many. - Aroostook County offers a multitude of places to cross country ski, many of which offer warm-up huts and even rent out skis. Get out and enjoy!

Snowshoeing is great winter woods fun. - Snowmobiling is Aroostook County's most common form of winter recreation, but for those who prefer their exercise the old fashioned way, snowshoeing is one healthy way to burn off those excess calories. The Francis Malcolm Science Center in Easton offers periodic snowshoe walks for people who want to enjoy Mother Nature while traveling on foot.

Local Events - Aroostook County

Abandoned RR way opens up new pathways. - Hiking, bird-watching, bicycling, a leisurely horse-back ride or snowmobiling when the season's right, are all available to outdoor fitness and recreational enthusiasts on a new all-season trail recently converted from an abandoned railroad right-of-way. The multi-use 18.5 mile recreational trail for hikers, bicyclists, ATV enthusiasts, horse-back riders and snowmobilers recently converted from the Aroostook Valley Railroad's abandoned right-of-way covers wooded areas in Caribou, Woodland and New Sweden.

International hiking trail extending to The County. - The marks attest to the new connection. The first section of International Appalachian Trail/Sentier International des Appalaches that will eventually provide the extension from Mt. Katahdin to Mont Jacques Cartier in Quebec was officially cleared and tree markers placed on Sun., November 5. A group of Mars Hill Boy Scouts braved the cold morning winds along with trail organizers to make the snowy climb up Mars Hill Mountain to the ridge line. The choice of the first section blazing was significant: this part of the trail allows a panoramic view of the two countries which will be connected by this international trail.

Science comes alive at Easton Center. - The Francis Malcolm Science Center, in Easton, may be one of the best kept secrets in Aroostook County. Opened in 1983 it's the northernmost planetarium in the United States. Privately funded it generates most of its revenue from donations. The science center reopened Aug. 14 and has become a popular field trip destination for area schools. Planetarium Coordinator Larry Berz and Outdoor Educator Rita Rogers offered 270 different programs in 1994 ranging from snowshoeing to telescope making.

National wildlife refuge planned in Limestone. - The proposed national wildlife refuge at the former Loring Air Force Base could be a boom to the local economy. Interested citizens, town officials in Limestone and Caswell, and area businesses learned of the refuge plans at an informational community meeting Monday, September 25, in Limestone.

Scenic spots attract hikers in season. - Stacey Meister, a Perham resident who has camped and hiked most of his life in Aroostook County, has a few pieces of advice for scenic drives and hikes in the fall. One hiking destination he suggests is the top of Haystack Mountain, which is located on Route 163 between Mapleton and Ashland.

Historical sites abound in Southern Aroostook. - Seeking a quiet, relaxing spot away from hustle and bustle? Several such spots exist in southern Aroostook, many with historical significance. President Theodore Roosevelt has a deep connection to the Bible Point, located at the confluence of the west branch of the Mattawamkeag River and First Brook. According to a published history of Island Falls, Roosevelt spent part of each day alone in the woods with a Bible, sitting alone and reflecting. A marker is erected near the spot in Island Falls, and the area has been placed in the state Register of Historic Places.

Red Deer in New Limerick are worth a visit. - The snow line and its backdrop of woods looked empty at first glance. The land sloped gently away from my view, and the open farmland seemed asleep in the early winter white. But wait, was that movement? Brown dots seem to move form the woods to the snow line and up the slope towards my crowd. The dots started with a few, and then became many - DEER!

Crafts business grows in Monticello. - The holiday season is a special one for Monticello school bus driver Cheryl Wheeler. It's that time of year when the pastimes she's enjoyed when not driving for SAD 29 go on display for all to see. Country Goose Crafts, her growing gift store, sends a message to those driving on Route 1 through town: stop and see, her flag beckons, white lights twinkling from the porch of the historic home.

Soup company cooking in Presque Isle. - A new business is growing in Presque Isle, thanks to the Maine lobster. In the seven years since the LeBlancs have owned Winnie's along the edge of the airport, the restaurant has featured a lobster stew. Over time, the recipe has been improved here and there (no mentioning ingredients - they're a secret).

Pottery business supports Linneus family. - Out of a decision to remain a local resident despite economic downturn, David Gricus found what he enjoys doing for a living. And, his business, that as a self-employed hand-crafted stoneware potter, has survived numerous ups and downs in the marketplace while he continues to live in Linneus.

Real Estate - Aroostook County

Grazing program grooms ski slope. - The snow-covered slopes of Mars Hill Mountain are better groomed underneath for the new season than ever before, thanks to a flock of sheep.

Cows, horses mean business in Fort Fairfield. - Happy trails...bringing the cows home... and getting that earthy feel by being in the Great Outdoors...Steve Ulman can't just get enough of it. The Fort Fairfield resident, once one of the larger potato farmers in Aroostook County, has settled into the saddle of horses for alternative agriculture.

Cattle farming Oakfield venture. - Backyard cows mean agriculture potential to Stan and Gail Maynard. But these aren't your ordinary cows, and the couple isn't farming for a living…the farming is for a future.

Southern Aroostook has unique museums. - History is an integral part of Aroostook County life, no matter the season. These southern Aroostook museums offer visitors a chance to experience a part of Maine's past: A hint of Maine's lumbering past can be found at the Lumberman's Museum in Patten. The museum is located on the Shin Pond Road, near the north entrance to Baxter State Park.

Presque Isle contractor turns to crafts. - Connections, accounting expertise, equipment...which came first, the chicken or the egg, in making this new business fly? John and Mary Underwood like to think they had the mechanics in place when they launched Sweeney Ridge. For the Potato Blossom Festival, the couple introduced their newest design: a tractor decoration in honor of the farm-highlighted event. For the Greenville area, their metal wall hangers and holders with moose design are tops. At the Caribou arts and crafts fair last month, wall decorations, napkin holders and candleholders with moose and fir tree design were big hits.

Fish farming & fishing in Fort Fairfield. - The fish are biting. A 20-acre pond in Fort Fairfield is 'home' to nearly 100,000 fish, both rainbow and brook trout, and you don't need a license to catch them. In fact, you may not even know you caught them when you bring them home, fresh, form your local County supermarket! Bryant Pond Fisheries is also known throughout Northern Maine for pond stocking in addition to commercial, wholesale and regular fishing action. And this December, when the numbers hit 100,000 on the nose for the hatchery, it will have proved for the second time around that fish farming in Aroostook County is a viable occupation.

Fishing The Backwaters & Lakes Of Aroostook (by Bill Graves). - Summer fishing is so dependable throughout Aroostook County that area anglers select waterways for weekly outing not by the fish to be caught, but by the new territory to be visited and explored. As good as the last trip was, this week's may offer bigger trout and better action, and next week may provide the trophy of a lifetime from a seldom visited waterway. Aroostook angling can be a never-ending adventure for fishermen willing to explore rather than settle for the stream next door.

The Outdoors Is County Attraction (by Bill Graves). - Of the entire warm weather season of outdoor activities, camping during the fall can be the most enjoyable event for individuals and families. In the era of luxury camps on wheels of every shape and size, it's nice to be a true sportsman and to enjoy a weekend of traditional camping where a few outdoor skills are utilized. There's still a good deal of self satisfaction in selecting a proper campsite, erecting a tent, building a safe, effective cooking fire and putting on a first class campfire meal.

Camping The Allagash And Other Wild & Wooly Places (by Bill Graves). - Over the last twenty-five years, camping as a family outdoor activity has taken on a radical new high-end with fifth-wheelers and luxury motorhomes, there are still a few traditional sportsmen who want to enjoy old fashion tent camping. Campers must first select which particular area they wish to visit, explore and enjoy. Once this choice is appraised and selected, the only other consideration before planning takes place will be how much roughing do the campers want to contend with.

Maine Crafts - Aroostook County

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Piscataquis County Ice Fishing laws - Piscataquis County

Somerset County Ice Fishing laws - Somerset County

Penobscot County Ice Fishing laws - Penobscot County

Aroostook County Ice Fishing laws - Aroostook County

Washington County Ice Fishing laws - Washington County

Maine Lodging - Aroostook County

Open Water Licenses Fees and Laws - Open Water Licenses Fees and Laws

Border Waters Between Maine and New Brunswick and Indian Territories - Border Waters Between Maine and New Brunswick and Indian Territories

Aroostook County Open Water Fishing - Aroostook County Open Water Fishing

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Chamber Links - Aroostook County

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