Maine Total Solar Eclipse 2024

Welcome to the official Crown of Maine page on the 2024 total Solar Eclipse! On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will occur for around 3 1/2 minutes. Eclipse totality will be visible in parts of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Aroostook County is the best place to view the 2024 Solar Eclipse in Maine as the path of totality is directly over Houlton, Maine! Indeed, Aroostook County is planning four days of festivals and activities that are fun for the whole family ranging from live music to Star Parks and viewing areas.

On April 8,2024 a total eclipse of the sun will pass over Houlton the last U.S. city before crossing into Canada. Credit: Courtesy of Dan McGlaun /

Getting to Aroostook County:

Presque Isle is Aroostook’s largest city and home to The Presque Isle International Airport, featuring United Airlines jet service directly from Newark, New Jersey. This will make traveling to Aroostook for viewing the eclipse an easy endeavor! You may also travel to Aroostook County via Cyr Bus Line Cyr Bus Line that has stops in Presque Isle, Houlton, Sherman, Medway, and Bangor.

Where to Stay:

While most campgrounds won’t be open until later in the Spring, Aroostook has many lodging establishments

Hampton Inn – Presque Isle
Northeastland Hotel – Presque Isle
Ivey’s Motor Lodge – Houlton
Shiretown Inn and Suites – Houlton

Eclipse Eye Protection:

Viewing an eclipse without proper eye protection can result in permanent eye injury or blindness!

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Camp for Sale – Cross Lake, Maine

Camp For Sale. Beautiful 4 season camp on Cross lake, which is right next to Sinclair Me. Halfway between Caribou and Fort Kent. Breathtaking sunsets that just doesn’t get old. Camp is right on the water like 30′ away. Large wrap around deck with a bonus screen house that has lots of potential, great for those hot summer nights. This is a little slice of heaven that my wife and I have struggled with putting on the market. the area is absolutely beautiful with some of the best snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, hiking, boating and more that Maine has to offer. It is on the south end of Cross Lake just up from the Landing Road, which is the quietest on the Lake. All the land across the way will never be developed. it is just under an acre but the best part is that we own our land where as most lots on Cross lake are leased land. Taxes are reasonable at a little over $1100 per year. Road association fees are $450 per year and no other fees Stairs down to the water and a new set custom made aluminum stairs right to the aluminum dock which is two 10′ sections with wheels and another 2 4′ wooden ones shallow beach with fire ring on beach. Full Bath with one piece 4′ walk-in shower. full septic system Drilled Artisan Well with great water and plenty of it Large Master bedroom with cathedral ceiling and skylight. Queen size bed and new mattress and box spring 2022 Loft with 3 full size beds Available fully furnished all new Samsung appliances, gas stove, refrig, and Microwave stackable washer and dryer recent standby generator Generac 14K 2 recent Fusitu heat pumps each with their own compressor Kitchen, living room and dining was all closed cell spray foamed last year and all new cedar walls and some barn boards Loft was also Closed cell spray foamed including a hot roof just a year ago and all new cedar walls and ceiling there as well. new well tank last year. New Rennei gas direct vent on demand hot water two years ago. Model 9500 which is the largest and we never run out of hot water Monitor direct vent propane heater 35’000 BTU 10′ by 20′ insulated and heated Amish building 15′ by 24′ Portable garage with upgraded cover. This is a 4 season camp and very comfortable in the winter. Camps on this lake don’t come up for sale very often and usually sell pretty quick.

Limestone town clerks quit, causing town office to close

Limestone, Maine

The small Aroostook County town of Limestone, previously known for its smooth process of car registration, dog licensing, and tax payment, has been hit by an unfortunate event. The town office has been closed indefinitely, leaving the residents in a lurch as they are unable to complete their essential paperwork. Interim Town Manager Walt Elliot had to make the tough decision to shut down the office after the town lost its two experienced clerks.

This unexpected loss has caused chaos for the community as they now have no access to these essential services. With no qualified staff to take over the responsibilities of the former clerks, the office will remain closed until suitable replacements can be found.

Residents are now faced with the challenge of traveling long distances to neighboring towns to complete their paperwork, causing them inconvenience and additional expenses. The lack of access to dog licensing, for instance, is an issue that poses risks to both pets and their owners. The inability to pay taxes also creates a concern for the financial well-being of the town, which relies heavily on these funds to provide for its citizens.

This unfortunate event serves as a reminder of the importance of having a competent workforce to manage public services. The town council is working tirelessly to resolve the issue and has expressed their commitment to finding suitable replacements as soon as possible. In the meantime, the residents of Limestone must remain patient as they wait for the office to reopen and the town to resume its usual operations.

Experience Aroostook County, Maine

Aroostook County is a beautiful and vast county located in the northernmost part of Maine, USA. Known as “The County” to locals, it is the largest county in Maine, covering over 6,800 square miles. The region is characterized by its dense forests, rolling hills, and pristine lakes and rivers. Aroostook County is home to a number of small towns and communities, each with its own unique charm and culture. Agriculture, forestry, and outdoor recreation are major industries in the region, with potato farming being particularly significant. The County is also a popular destination for snowmobiling, hiking, and fishing. With its natural beauty and friendly communities, Aroostook County is a truly special place.

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Home For Sale: 288 Richardson Rd. Castle Hill, Maine

Check out this heaven on earth location in Northern Maine which offer breathtaking views, elegance and spaciousness. The clouds rise off the Aroostook river in the morning and from the warmth of the living room window you can view the incredible sunsets and unobstructed view of Mt. Katahdin. All four seasons offer beauty and various wildlife sightings. Springtime brings flowers to the mini apple orchard and numerous raspberry patches. Enter the home through the attached garage or the foyer; which has a bathroom, utility room and closet. The great room has an open ceiling, large rustic crossbeams, skylights, knotty pine and hardwood floors. You must see the handcrafted fireplace, hearth and mantle. Loads of room to gather and create meals in the kitchen which features tile flooring, a central island, abundant cabinet space and a cozy pellet stove. The living spaces here are second to none, the views alone will do the entertaining for you! The second floor offers a large primary bedroom with a walk-in closet, bathroom and bonus room. The basement features a walk out basement, family room and 2 more bedrooms. This is Maine living at its very finest! $425,000. Call or text today Fields Realty – (207) 551-5835

Home for Sale: 135 Green Point Rd. Madawaska, Maine

Introducing a premier home on the shores of Long Lake! Built new in 2013 and impeccably maintained, it has a long list of features and upgrades. Situated over four lots on desirable Green Point, it boasts 150 feet of water frontage with ideal boating access. The view from the home’s many windows showcase the picture-perfect sunsets. Facing the lake is the large deck overlooking the water. The home features three beds and three and a half baths. High ceilings greet you as you walk in, and the full floor tile and radiant heat floors make it clean and cozy. The elaborate Master Suite is a dream–Wonderful views of the lake from the chic en suite bath, and a large walk in closet with ample storage. The living room centers around the gas fireplace, and has access to a panoramic deck. Head towards the well-appointed Chef’s Kitchen, where cooking is a joy with your six burner gas range, double wall ovens, wine cooler, and island with prep sink. When it’s time to eat, enjoy either the formal dining room, or move outside to the screened patio lounge. The intelligent, automatic screens drop down with a push of a button, bringing back your enjoyment of outside away from biting insects. The screens raise back up when high winds are detected to prevent damage. Downstairs features two more bedrooms, a den with walkout access, and another full bathroom. The landscaper in you will appreciate the utility room with its own garage door. Keep your water toys, mowers, and lawn furniture stored safely inside. Back upstairs, the heated, attached garage has ample storage space. The best part of this garage is the second level–The home theater! With a large projector screen, built-in surround sound, and comfy seating it will quickly become the favorite hideout. A bonus garage on an acre included with the sale. Newly built, this 32×40 foot garage has storage above that can become an in law apartment or living space. This lakeside home really does have it all! Call Matt at Crown Lakes Realty (207) 436-8161

Home for Sale: 322 Flat Mountain Rd. Saint Agatha, Maine

This beautiful home has all the elements for a stress-free life; a place to escape to and unwind. Create beautiful memories in this rejuvenated house. The owners have thoughtfully and lovingly gone through this three-bedroom home with many upgrades to both the interior and exterior. The expansive deck overlooking the well-manicured yard invites you to come and stay and relax! A quiet, country setting, close to Long Lake, the trails, and all the amenities in town! Your home and the adventures await! $195,000. Call Andrea Page at Keller Williams Realty (207)-879-9800

Home for Sale: 900 Baie Creuse Rd. Madawaska, Maine

Luxurious, Incredible, Immense. Just a few words that come to mind when explaining this stunning waterfront lodge situated on Long Lake. Extensively remodeled and added on in 2017. More than 300 feet of water frontage spanning across the partially wooded lot. The vast living space spans across 3 total levels. The kitchen boasting custom cabinetry and solid-surface countertops, as well as an extra-large island. Cathedral ceilings in both the kitchen and the living area with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out towards Long Lake. Walk out to the elevated deck from the kitchen where there is ample room for entertaining guests. A primary bedroom is situated steps from the living area and features its own private deck, as well as a dreamy primary bathroom with walk-in closet. The primary bathroom showcases an oversized whirlpool tub, spacious glassed-in shower, and custom double-sink vanity. Upstairs, you’ll find additional bedroom space, another bathroom, as well as a full game room situated above one of the many garages. The walkout basement consists of even more living space comprised of two separate apartment areas. The first has two to three bedroom areas, a laundry, kitchen, and large living area; as well as access to the lower level garage. The second lower-level apartment features an efficiency-type layout with a small kitchenette and bathroom. Private entrances to all living areas make it easy to rent these areas for additional income. Six total garage bays offer storage for vehicles, toys, and off-season belongings. Direct access to ATV and Snowmobile trails makes this property an attraction during all seasons. This immense home must be seen to truly appreciate. Be sure to view the listing video, as well as the 3D Virtual Tour, to fully understand just how incredible this property is!

Home for Sale: 169 Bowers Rd. Island Falls, Maine

This beautifully landscaped waterfront property has so much to offer, located on Pleasant Pond! The house has been featured in the Bangor Metro Magazine. This house is unique with cathedral ceilings and has beautiful history. Would make an amazing AirBNB mansion. This property has a 6BR septic. The House has slept over 30 people before. Would make an amazing venue too. So many opportunities. Come and check out this one of a kind waterfront property!
Call Tashia Porter – 207-664-8834 – View Full Listing

For Rent: Fully furnished 3 bedroom 2 bath country home with a 2 car attached garage – Fort Kent, Maine

For rent. Fully furnished 3 bedroom 2 bath country home with a 2 car attached garage located only 4 miles from downtown Fort Kent. The Home boasts an open concept kitchen, living room and dining room with large westerly facing windows that flood the great room with sunshine and provide breathtaking views of the Fish River Valley. This home includes all major appliances- refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer. The kitchen comes fully equipped with with utensils, cookwear, and service ware. Two bedrooms have king size beds and the third has two twin beds. All bedrooms have at lest one dresser and large closets. One set of bedding linen is available for each bed. Internet and Satellite TV ready.

Minimal rental is 8 months. Looking for a 1 yr lease.
$1400 per month plus utilities.
1st and last month security deposit required.
Available November 1st.
No cats. Dogs OK upon approval with a refundable $250 if there is no canine damage at the termination of the lease
References needed and back ground check will be conducted.

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