Presque Isle is the largest town in Maine’s Aroostook county and also home to Aroostook State Park – Maine’s first state park. The Aroostook County towns of Houlton, Danforth, Caribou and Fort Kent are part of the North Maine Woods which attract outdoor enthusiasts to 3.5 million acres of unspoiled, natural wilderness.
A guided canoe trip of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway in the summer provides a 92-mile chain of lakes, ponds and rivers where you will witness wildlife, birds and untouched natural scenery.
In the fall, foliage vieiwing and hunting are very popular in this region. In winter, this wild acreage is snow covered and connected by 2,300 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and 1,200 miles of contiguous ATV trails. Traveling though the County, you will find overnight lodging at inns, motels and cabins offering genuine Maine hospitality and dining along your adventure.
Because northern Maine is the closest U.S. landmass to Europe, Presque Isle was chosen as the take-off for planes headed overseas during World War II. Aviation buffs will enjoy a visit to the Presque Isle Air Museum, where you can view artifacts and documentation of Trans-Atlantic flights and balloon rides.
Presque Isle also happens to be the starting point for the world’s largest model of the solar system, built to scale covering a total of 40 miles from Presque Isle to Houlton along U.S. Rt. 1, with the solar system center at The University of Maine at Presque Isle.
Presque Isle sits on the eastern edge of the great North Woods, so it is an ideal place to lodge in your choice of motel, inn, cabin or resort when you are visiting for snowmobile excursions, hunting, fishing, hiking, or mountain biking.