Maine's I-95 ends in Houlton, one of Aroostook's five
major ports of entry from Canada into Maine. This Maine
community is surrounded by potato producing towns, like
Littleton, Monticello and Bridgewater. Access to Houlton
is also available by plane at their smaller airport
(Phone: (207) 532- 6223 for carriers). Houlton's downtown
is also listed on the National Register of Historic
Presque Isle is the business, industrial and commercial
center of Aroostook County. It is the largest city in
Aroostook County. The University of Maine Presque Isle
and the Northern Maine Technical College are both located
here, as it serves as the educational center for the
county. Nearby Aroostook State Park offers camping,
swimming and hiking.
Continuing up Route One will bring you to Caribou, located
along the Aroostook River. This gateway to the lakes
region. Local museums and a performing arts center offer
entertainment and concerts for those in the area. In
the wintertime, take to the ITS snowmobile trail system
with the many snowmobile clubs in the area.
Former home to Loring Air Force base, this once military
town is working to convert itself to a thriving economic
community. For Phish fans, you'll find they had a fantastic
reception for their "Great Went" Concert event
and will return in 1998 for "Lemon Wheel".
The area if very scenic and offers lots of outdoor recreational
Settled in 1785, this small Maine community is today
a manufacturing and commercial town with a strong focus
on the lumber and potato industries. Here you'll find
the Acadian Historic Village, comprised of 16 reconstructed
and relocated buildings from the French Acadian culture.
This community is the gateway to the St. John River
Valley and a entry point into New Brunswick, Canada.
This town is long on French Arcadian history. French
is commonly spoken here. The annual Acadian Festival,
held in June, celebrates its heritage. It is also distinguished
as the northernmost town in Maine. It lies on along
the St. John River and offers access to Canada.
The northern terminus of Route One brings you to Ft.
Kent, situated along the Maine - Candadian border. From
here, you can easily access the Allagash Wilderness
Waterway - a protected area for recreation. The Allagash
and St. John rivers join in the town of Allagash and
is a popular spot for whitewater rafters and canoeists.