By admin | July 25, 2013 - 12:00 am - Posted in Uncategorized

Aroostook County is the far northern county in the state of Maine. This county has a population of just over 70,000 residents. The county is known for its recreational opportunities that include camping, hiking and winter sports. Many people come to the county to see the abundant wildlife.

One of the better places to view wildlife in the county as at Aroostook State Park. Moose are commonly seen along the trails in the this park. The entire area is also home to a number of large mammals Read The Full Story…

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By admin | February 9, 2012 - 12:00 am - Posted in Uncategorized

St John’s Valley fills the northern sector of the state of Maine, bordering two provinces of Canada; Quebec and New Brunswick. It also sits across the Bay of Fundy from the third Canadian Province of Nova Scotia. If you are planning a visit, don’t be surprise to hear French and English being spoken in Aroostook County. Maine.

For the outdoors enthusiast, Aroostook County is heaven with its multitude of waterways and natural vistas. Native cultures and surrounding communities have lived and prospered here for centuries and continue to enjoy the convenience Read The Full Story…

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By admin | January 10, 2012 - 12:00 am - Posted in Uncategorized

I’d like to change gears and offer a personal account of my experience in Aroostook County, specifically the Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge.

As many people who know me realize, I am a huge nature buff so I consulted the internet service providers in my area to see what was out there. Imagine my surprise when I found out about the Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge. I soon found the place, nestled deep between the remains of Loring Air Force Base and the town of Limestone. With nothing else left to consider, I packed up my things and entered into the wilderness.

One of the first things I noticed was the abundance of waterfowl, especially the black duck. Highly-prized as a game bird, they are comparatively rare but I managed to see a pair of them swimming about as well as a wood duck and some Canadian geese.

Perhaps the most charming part of my journey came when I spied a group of river otters. Social by nature and adorable in appearance, I wasn’t sure what to expect; they are wild animals after all. However, they clearly perceived me as little to no threat and I was able to watch them for almost an hour as they played and socialized. One even swam over to my side of the bank to check me out.

I highly recommend the Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge to anyone seeking a real experience in the wild. I certainly won’t forget mine.

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By admin | July 22, 2011 - 12:00 am - Posted in Uncategorized

Aroostook County in Maine is known as the Crown of Maine, and after looking at some of the vast scenery it is no wonder why. There are many things to keep anyone pleasantly entertained and a good time can be had by all. While visiting Aroostook County, one of the key places to go to is St John’s Valley. From Bucksport you can see Fort Knox which is a granite structure that is open to tourists and has been there Read The Full Story…

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By admin | July 20, 2011 - 12:00 am - Posted in Uncategorized

My family has been couped up in the house for weeks and so we decided to drive to
Northern Aroostook County. St. John Valley, which is the more popular name of the whole
big area that has been a great outdoor vacation destination. We found out that the valley is
host and watershed to Van Buren, Allagash, Eagle Lake, Sinclair and other communities.

At first we wanted to do some water sports in Moosehead Lake Read The Full Story…

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By admin | July 17, 2011 - 12:00 am - Posted in Uncategorized

Though it is sparsely populated, Aroostook County is the largest county in the state of Maine, as well as the largest United States County east of the Mississippi River. The county is known for its potato crops and, because it borders Canada, its French culture.

Presque Isle is the largest city and the commercial center of all of Aroostook county with a population around 10,000. It is home to two different colleges, The University of Maine at Presque Isles and Northern Maine Community College, as well as three museums, Read The Full Story…

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