Looking to plan your next fishing trip? Fish Aroostook! Whether you prefer trolling on a lake, river, or fly fishing a stream, we’re confident our abundant waters will make for great fishing and even better memories. Thanks to Aroostook County Tourism for the video!
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Finally, Mother Nature is giving a break and allowing for the trails to start drying in earnest. Most projects have been busy getting their respected sections of trails ready for riding this weekend.
Remember that most of the Counties mileage is on private landowners and majority are farmers. Farmers also had to wait to get on the grounds so keep this in mind when you see farm equipment sitting on what might be the trail, please be patient and wait until they move out of the way. They want to get their crop in as much as you want to ride.
Knowles Corner ATV club: All trails will be open for the weekend. Caution is advised as there might be washouts and tree’s down. The Delette Ridge trail and Warren Falls trail might be adventurous, if you plan on riding these trails bring a chainsaw. Not all signs have been installed so please use caution. All trails around Oakfield will be the same as last year
Pine Runners ATV club (Van Buren): All trails in their section will be open for the weekend
Big 13 ATV club (Mars Hill): All trails in this area will be open for the weekend
Madawaska ATV cub: Trails will open this weekend
Frenchville ATV club: The trails in Frenchville will be opening Saturday June 1st. There are still some wet spots. Please stay on marked trails & respect the landowner’s property! Remember it is a privilege to use these trails. Please note the following trail changes: see map.
Fort Kent ATV club: Heritage trail is open.
Allagash ATV riders: Trails will be open this weekend
Easton ATV club: Trails will be open this weekend. Perhaps a chainsaw should be with you for those just in case moments.
Sinclair ATV club: All trails will be open this weekend. All signs have been installed. Attention Sinclair area ATV enthusiasts: AS many of you know we have been trying develop ATV Trail access to Long Lake Sporting Club for many years. After years of hard work from many folks, both local and long distance, we are happy to report that beginning Saturday
Portage ATV club:
St. Agatha ATV club: Trails will open on the 1st. Please use caution as there are sections that
Sly Brook Trail blazers ATV club:
Ashland ATV club:
Eagle Lake ATV club:
ON THE SOCIAL SIDE:
Northern Region Meeting June 15 at 9 am at the VFW hall 82 Houlton Road, Island Falls.
All non-motorized, animal-drawn vehicles in Maine are required to use reflective white tape and lights while operating at night according to new law LD198.
LD 198 was signed into law Thursday by Maine Governor Janet Mills.
According to the new law vehicles must use federally regulated reflective white tape to outline their frames as well as display an oil lantern or electric light on their left side, with a red light toward the rear and a white light toward the front.
The bill was introduced by Rep. David McCrea, D-Fort Fairfield and co-sponsored by Rep. Chloe Maxmin, D-Nobleboro.
McCrea said the bill is to make the nighttime use of non-motorized buggies, wagons and carriages much safer. Amish communities in Aroostook County were consulted for input on the new law
The Presque Isle Air Museum announced that a squadron of around 10 C-47 transport aircraft will be flying over Presque Isle on Sunday, May 19 and then land at Presque Isle International Airport for a short layover.
The squadron of C-47s are making their way to France to take part in the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
The squadron will land at Presque Isle International Airport at the General Aviation terminal, weather permitting, around 11:00 a.m. and stay on the ground for approximately two hours.
The public is invited to be a part of this historic flight as it takes part in the D-Day festivities. Parking for the event will be in the Coca-Cola plant lot at 1005 Airport Drive with Presque Isle Historical Society’s Molly the Trolley providing free shuttle rides across to the plane viewing area.
There was a spectacular Easter Sunday sunset over most of Aroostook County, Maine last night. Up in the Allagash, the sunset turned the river a pink glow. Tylor Kellys Camps caught some ice chunks floating down the river during the show.
By The Maine Office of Tourism
Fiddlehead picking in Maine is a tradition that has its roots in Native American times. Many Mainers can recall the time-honored family tradition of fiddleheadin’ with their parents and grandparents, and it has become a cherished springtime ritual. The tradition of fiddleheads is so rooted in Maine culture that there is even an annual “Fiddlehead Foodie Fest” in May celebrating the delicacy with cooking contests and tastings by well-known local chefs.
Fiddleheads are the coiled tips of young ostrich ferns that grow near brooks, rivers and lakes in Maine during late April, May and early June, depending on when the snow has melted. Because they need to be picked before they unfurl into the large fronds of the fern, Maine’s spring fiddlehead-picking season is short, only four to six weeks long. With their short growing season, this wild delicacy is a highly coveted sign of spring renewal.
Fiddleheads are delicious and have a woodsy taste like asparagus, spinach and mushrooms combined. They are high in vitamins A and C, rich with assorted minerals and low in calories. Whether you pick them yourself, or source them at a local market or farm stand—there are a few things you should know.
A traditional fiddlehead preparation is to boil and serve with a little butter and salt, but if you are lucky enough to visit Maine during the fiddlehead season, the “locavore” foodie movement in Maine takes on a whole new level of excitement in celebrating all of Maine’s finest springtime treats! With the ever-increasing popularity of farm-to-table cooking and a reliance on local products as much as possible, Maine chefs are taking the fiddlehead tradition to a whole new level. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension has published a helpful fiddlehead fact sheet including many recipes, available here.
Aroostook County is the place for your summer adventure and there are few adventures that compare to canoeing and camping along the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. Check out this excellent video showing some of the remarkable scenery you’ll experience on this trip.
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Contributed to The County.me by Steve Dobson owner of Aroostook Hospitality Inn located in Washburn and Van Buren
I own and operate two small mom and pop motels in The County, by the name of the Aroostook Hospitality Inn.
That was a great Crown and Down column Paula Brewer wrote about supporting local businesses, and I agree with everything said. However, the local business owners also need to understand they cannot scalp the local shoppers and tourists who shop here.
Let me give you an example. I needed some toner for one of my laser printers. I had been buying my equipment from a local office supply store. When I went back to the store where I bought the printer, I told them what I needed. No problem, they had it in stock. When they brought it out to me the bill was $145. I thought that was a bit much but it was a local person so I paid it.
When I got back and opened it up, it was an Amazon product. I decided to check what the store paid for the product through Amazon. Much to my amazement, they paid $35 for the product, and it was shipped free.
I took it back and complained. This particular business said they had to make a living and they could not take it back because the package had been opened. Needless to say I have never returned to that particular business, and I tell everyone who happens to ask what my experience has been with that business.
I believe that businesses can and will thrive in Aroostook County, if everyone would work together and treat people fair and honest. I believe that most businesses in The County are fair and honest, but it only takes a few to give everyone else a bad name.