Adventure Awaits in the County
Aroostook County is rich in outdoor recreation opportunities in every season.
If you are new to outdoor adventure consider hiring one the many local Registered Maine Guides in the area. Even if you are an experienced outdoor adventurer, a Registered Maine Guide can make your trip a more enjoyable and often an educational experience.
Caribou has the best of both worlds with modern urban amenities and breathtaking scenery. Whether you like snowmobiling, four-wheeling, motorcycle cruising, kayaking, hunting, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, summer street fairs, fall arts and crafts or just plain relaxing by a campsite, Caribou is for you.
Caribou has over 100 miles of beautifully groomed snowmobile trails which connect to over 2300 miles throughout Aroostook County. The season typically starts in December and often runs well into April. With copious amounts of snowfall, typically measured in feet rather than inches, Caribou offers endless sledding adventures for all! Go to cariboumaine.org or facebook.com/cityofcaribou for more information.
The Sled Shop
The Sled Shop, Inc. opened in June 1992 by owner Kevin Freeman, he brings a long history in outdoor recreation to the business. They have a snowmobile rental inventory of well maintained Ski-Doo snowmobiles and rates that start at just $200 a day. Service: From basic factory authorized maintenance to custom race applications, The Sled Shop has years of experience in sales and racing and is an authority in both performance and customizing solutions. Their certified technicians are well trained and dedicated to customer support. They also do sled wraps and custom body work and have a 9000 square foot storage facility for summer or winter sled storage.
Join one of their riding teams to experience new challenges and meet some great people. As a member of a Sled Shop team, you will get first access to adventure trips and tours. You’ll also experience guided tours of County trails otherwise unknown.
Southern Aroostook is the perfect place to work and play providing you with a rural experience filled with bits of history, acres of wilderness, wildlife that is upfront and personal and events for every season. All of this in the most beautiful setting in the Northeast. Houlton is the place to be!
Don’t miss the Holiday Light Parade on November 26. Moosestompers, February 5-6th, has loads of family fun! Snowman building, sledding hill, XC skiing, sleigh rides and a lot more. The Houlton area Winter carnival provides childern and families some free or low cost healthy entertainment in the Houlton area during our winter season. The Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and Gala Evening is March 1st, the Houlton International Snow Drags is March 13, and keep an eye out for snowmobile drag racing at the airport!
Central Aroostook County offers beauty and interesting vistas every season. As the leaves change color we prepare for the incredible snowmobile season, cross country skiing, alpine skiing, biathlons, skating, star gazing and more. There is nothing that compares with star gazing and the Northern Lights in Aroostook County.
Join the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce for the 26th Annual Holiday Light Parade on Saturday, December 5. Line-up begins at UMPI at 4:30 p.m. and the Parade kicks off at 6:00 p.m. Awards will be handed out at Tamc’s North Street Health Center following the parade.