Aroostook Vacation Rentals near the Canadian Border
The County of Aroostook in the north of Maine is almost 6,500 square miles of glorious vacation area. It shares a border with the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick Canada. It is larger than the combined area of the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut. Its name is derived from the Native American phrase for "beautiful river." Locally, it is known as the "Last Frontier of the East." The region boasts some 7,000 miles of rivers, lakes and streams, 54 towns, two cities and 11 plantations. The largest airport is Loring International Airport, and there are several smaller regional airports as well. The region around Aroostook vacation rentals is well served by major US and State Highways, as well as Interstate 95.
As with the state of Maine, Aroostook benefits from four distinct seasons. Summer temperatures are in the mid-70s Fahrenheit, and the area experiences snowy winters. The main feature of autumn is the glorious display of foliage color.
Aroostook Travel in Vast Wilderness Areas
Aroostook travel will provide vacationers with a wide variety of activities and trips to fill more than one vacation. The area is known for its large areas of undisturbed natural habitats where a variety of wildlife can be found. Visitors will enjoy spotting bald eagles, black bears, Canada lynx, loons, moose, white tail deer, and wild turkey among the many native species. For those who enjoy biking and hiking, there are over 30 trail areas to explore including gentle walks and some great challenging hikes. Many, such as the Collins Pond Path, Heritage Trains, Frenchville Recreational Trail, 4 Seasons Trail and Thomas Park Health Trail System, provide wheelchair access.
The region is also a perfect place for summers spent on and around the many lakes, rivers and streams that traverse it. Here, visitors can enjoy the crystal clear waterways, by either canoe or kayak. Among the most popular is the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, with over 740 miles that connect Maine to New Hampshire, Quebec and New York. The route takes in a variety of scenery and has areas of flat, calm water as well fast moving rivers and even whitewater areas over a variety of lakes, ponds, rivers and streams.
A Wide Variety of State Parks and Historic Sites Surround Aroostook Vacation Rentals
During winter, Aroostook vacation rentals offer a fantastic array of winter activities nearby, with vast areas of remote wilderness. There are activities such as cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding and the opportunity to take a tour by dog sled in Aroostook State Park, Aroostook National Wildlife Reserve, and the Reserved Land areas of Deboullie and Eagle Lake.
Among the beautiful parks and historic sites is Bible Point, made famous when President Roosevelt stayed there during his vacations. A fascinating day trip is to Mars Hill Mountain, home to one of the state’s wind farms with its 28 large wind turbines.
Many visitors will want to explore the history of the area and they will find a wide variety of museums dedicated to subjects such as agriculture, the military and the impact of the railroad. There are also historical sites dedicated to Native Americans, early settlers and the original settlers at the Swedish Colony site.
Aroostook Lodging Includes Wonderful Properties in Beautiful Maine
Aroostook lodging includes everything required for a comfortable stay, from fully equipped kitchens to laundry facilities. Each home offers unique extras to provide guests with more than just somewhere to stay. These homes come with extras such as TVs with cable or satellite, DVD and CD players, music and movie libraries, BBQs and fire pits. Many homes welcome both kids and pets.