What to do for fun in Northern Maine, what recreational options exist in "The County"?
Well pace yourself. Lots happens year round in Aroostook, the largest of the sixteen Maine counties.
It just starts with picking a season. A month or week in it. So many of the four color brochures for parts of Maine show little time put into keeping them fresh, current and pertinent.
So you have to dig deeper.
To find the juiciest, sometimes most elusive but memorable.
Word of mouth from the locals is the best source but gee.
You might miss something that is rich and rewarding but just under publicized. Not thousand watt marketed to spread the word. To reach out to the masses.
The best experiences in Northern Maine are not highly publicized.
Which keeps them special, intimate and away from the distraction of commercial hoopla. The marketing blitz surrounding many tourist attractions in Maine. That demand a high volume of participants to underwite and monitize them.
So here goes to delve into a list of suggestions of stuff to do in Northern Maine.
An attempt to digitally splash some events that happen yearly in Northern Maine. That you return to and hopefully feel part of as the year's tick by. Looking forward to the next event in Northern Maine as soon as the last one is in the history books.
For starters, Houlton Maine is the County Seat or "Shiretown" of this northern section of "Vacationland". In the beginning, Joseph Houlton and the gang set up shop just after the 1800's barely started to roll.