The County 2017 | Aroostook County Tourism - Page 5

Judy Dinsmore, Aroostook County Tourism CONTENTS About The County GREETINGS FROM THE COUNTY, The Seasons............................ 4 The Regions.......................... 6 We are all delighted that you are interested in coming to the region for a visit or vacation some time soon. Scenic Drives.............................. 8 Having lived, worked, and played in The County for most of my life, I have such fond memories of the wonderland of a winter’s day cruising on a snowmobile, a spring morning of fishing deep in the woods, or picking great big vases of brilliantly colored lupine for the table up at our camp. Paddling.................................... 12 Through the years I have grown fond of the close-knit communities all over Aroostook County, watching as each year they gather together to celebrate the things that make living here special. If you are coming this summer, I especially suggest heading to Fort Fairfield for the 70th Annual Maine Potato Blossom Festival; you’ll thank me later. Camping................................... 22 Outdoorsy types probably already know that The County is one of the best places ever to enjoy outside recreation. There are quite literally MILLIONS of acres here to be explored on foot, by bike, snowmobile, canoe, kayak, car, ATV, snowshoe, ski, or even dog sled. Outdoor Adventure................... 10 Hunting and Fishing................. 14 Snowmobiling and ATVing....... 18 Guides and Outfitters................ 20 Hiking and Biking.................... 24 State Parks and Public Lands..... 26 Wildlife Watching..................... 28 Nordic and Alpine Skiing.......... 30 Golf........................................... 32 The Solar System and the Night Sky......................... 34 Shopping................................... 36 I’M HERE, JUST ASK! If you need some hints on what to do when you get here, just give me a call at 800-216-2463. I would be glad to give you some inside tips on places to go, things to do, and activities to enjoy in The County. I’m here most weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. I do leave a little early on summer Fridays and we are closed on holidays. If I miss your call, and you leave a message with a number where I can reach you, I will give you a call back. I encourage you to also check out VisitAroostook.com and read a few of our blog posts—each is a story or shared experience that gives insight into the kinds of people you will meet on your visit. Take time to read this visitor’s guide and study the map in the back. Get the lay of the land. You will quickly see for yourself what a diverse and welcoming place we’ve got. I truly look forward to talking with you soon, Museums and Cultural Attractions............... 38 Historical Societies.................... 40 Cultural Heritage...................... 42 Agricultural Roots.................... 44 Events and Festivals................... 46 Calendar of Events.................... 48 Lodging.................................... 50 Dining...................................... 54 Plan Your Trip.......................... 59 Top Stops in the Region............ 60 Map of the Region.................... 61 FOLLOW US P.S. One quick thing: When you call, I’d love to be able to help with AroostookCountyTourism finding a moose, but they’ve asked me to keep their secrets. @visitaroostook Paid for in part by a grant from the Maine Office of Tourism. ©2017 Aroostook County Tourism VisitAroostook.com VisitAroostook.com 3