Fort Kent is located in the northernmost Aroostook County of Maine. Fort Kent may be best known for being home to an Olympic biathlete training center, the 10th Mountain Outdoor Club which attracts Olympic biathletes from around the world for this modern, state of the art training facility in Maine.
Fort Kent is also host to the annual CAN-AM dogsled races which brings spectators and competitors from all over in the winter months. Summers in Fort Kent are ideal for biking and hiking, canoeing and exploring the vast land on an ATV trek. In fact, Fort Kent is the ending point and final destination for paddlers of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.
Aside from outdoor sports and unspoiled Maine scenery, Fort Kent’s big industries are potatoes, forestry, and textiles. Fort Kent is the northern most point of Maine’s famous U.S. 1. Fort Kent is part of The St. John Valley, rich with French Acadian history and culture given its proximity to the Canadian border.
Be sure to tour the historic 1839 Blockhouse in Fort Kent, and also visit nearby Van Buren’s Acadian Village and the Tante Blanche Museum in nearby Madawaska. There is much to explore and wide-open space to enjoy in Fort Kent.