Northern Aroostook County, also known as the St. John Valley, encompasses communities from Van Buren to the Allagash and the Eagle Lake and Sinclair area. Long touted as one of the finest sporting havens in the East, this vast wilderness is home to that Allagash Wilderness Waterway and a great protion of the St. John River where you will find a great family experience in the outdoor.
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Maine Vacation Rentals -
Located in , Maine
With Maine being such a family friendly destination, many families spend their annual vacations in Maine, whether they stay in Maine summer rentals with waterfront in the Western Lakes area, Maine ocean rentals along the sandy white beaches, or Maine cottage rentals elsewhere throughout Maine.
Primrose Inn -
Located in Bar Harbor, Maine
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.
Ricker Hill Orchards -
Located in Turner, ME
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...
The Maple Moose -
Located in Easton, Maine
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!
The Patten Lumbermen's Museum -
Located in Patten, Maine
The Patten Lumbermen's Museum was established to document Maine Logging History, by preserving the logging heritage and accomplishments of early inhabitants of the state of Maine. Exihibits at the museum include some of Maine's most notable contributions to the early mechanization of logging, including the Lombard Steam Hauler, Lombard Gas Hauler, and the Peavey Cant Dog.
We invite you to lean more about Maine Logging History, including the use of bateaux on waterways to transport supplies, the stories of the fearless river drivers, what life was like inside a remote logging camp, and even the role of bean hole beans by following the links above or by visiting our museum in person.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.