Our Maine Street's Aroostook Issue 5 : Summer 2010 - Page 60

Greater Fort Kent Winterville Plantation to the town of Allagash and North East to St. Agatha The summer is a great time to experience the Greater Fort Kent region. Recreation is abundant, historical sites reopen for the season, and celebrations take place. If you’re looking for an exciting trip this summer but want to stay close to home and keep costs down than the Greater Fort Kent Area will surely be the place you will want to visit. The St. John Valley is rich in culture and history. Almost every town has its own historical society and museum and it’s amazing the information that can be obtained from these areas. Some key spots that should be visited while in the area are the Fort Kent Blockhouse and Acadian Archives. The Wesget Si Pu Pow Wow during 4th of July weekend will be a unique experience un like any other. If you are unable to visit that weekend then stop in to their on Native American’s culture and lifestyles. Also the Allagash, Frenchville, Fort Kent, and St. Francis Historical Society’s will prove to be interesting visits and will cover the logging and railroad history among other points of interest. There are also Veterans memorials in St. Francis, Fort Kent, and Soldier Pond that may intrigue individuals interested in our area’s local heroes. Those people who may be more interested in outdoor recreation can enjoy camping and canoeing trips down the Fish, Allagash, and St. John Rivers. All of these trips offer unique experience and are sure 58 Our Communities