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Aroostook County Region

Allagash Wilderness Waterway State Park- The Allagash Wilderness Waterway is a canoe camper's paradise. This 92-mile corridor of lakes and river connects several large public reserved land units and is surrounded by a vast, privately owned commercial forest.
Aroostook State Park- Hiking on nearby Quaggy Jo Mountain and brook trout fishing on Echo Lake are popular local activities. Campsites, a bathhouse and a beach with a lifeguard are provided in season. Winter sports are offered.
Chamberlain Lake Public Reserved Land- Chamberlain Lake is a group of parcels abutting the large lakes that form the south end of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. Canoeists from the waterway may follow the hiking trails to the tops of two low mountains.
Deboullie Public Reserved Land- Deboullie is characterized by low rugged mountains and scenic remote trout ponds. Visitors enjoy using the 22,000 acres for hiking, fishing and camping. Snowmobilers use the trails during the winter months.
Eagle Lake Public Reserved Land- Eagle Lake is a 23,000-acre unit including most of Eagle Lake in northern Maine. The unit abuts Square Lake to the east with a thoroughfare connecting the two lakes.
Fort Kent State Historic Site- Fort Kent, with its main feature of a wooden blockhouse, was constructed in 1839 to secure Maine's claim to the northern forest following the Aroostook War.
Round Pond Public Reserved Land- Round Pond takes its name from the pond which is a wide section of the Allagash River. Canoeists from the river enjoy the river and forest views offered from the observation tower on top of Round Pond Mountain.
Squa Pan Public Reserved Land- The entire eastern shore of Squa Pan Lake is the boundary of this 18,000 acre unit. Most of rugged Squa Pan Ridge is within the unit.
Telos Public Reserved Land- Telos is a 23,000 acre unit that surrounds Tells Lake and the southern end of Chamberlain Lake, the most popular starting point for canoeists traveling the Allagash Wilderness Waterway.

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Description - Aroostook County Region is the northern most region of Maine. It is characterized by its deep wilderness, few roads, harsh winters, clean waters and rustic lifestyle. Visitors enjoy Aroostook year-round. Warmer months attract fishermen, hunters and paddleboat enthusiasts while colder months attract skiers and ice fishermen.

Attractions - The Aroostook County Region lies in the northeastern area of the state marked by deep, fertile soil beneficial to the growth of potatoes. Over 1,000 spring-fed and snowmelt lakes and swift streams are found within the region. Peaked Mountain rises 2,260 feet and north of it is McLean Mountain at a height of 1,954. Elevations less than 2,000 feet are found to the east and west of the mountain ranges.

Recreation - The Allagash Waterway is one of the areas most popular attractions. Paddling the gorgeous silent waters offer a truly wilderness experience. Moose, black bear and raptors are often seen. Fort Kent lies along the Canadian border once protecting the Maine's northern state line. Several public reserved lands are offered for hunting, fishing, camping and exploring.

Climate - Aroostook County Region is Maine's coldest region. Winter outdoor enthusiasts will find daytime temperatures in the northern area averaging below 10 degrees Fahrenheit (below -12 Celsius). In the southern area they will find winter temperatures averaging 10 - 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 to -10 Celsius). Summer brings cool, bright days with temperatures in the northern area averaging below 65 degrees Fahrenheit (below 18 Celsius) and in the southern area, averaging around 66 (19 Celsius). The region varies with the amount of precipitation it receives. The coastal areas tend to have greater precipitation while the inland areas receive the highest annual snowfall. Aroostook County Region expects less than 38 inches (less than 97 centimeters) of precipitation each year.

Location - Aroostook County Region is Maine's northernmost area stretching 5 million acres between Quebec, Canada on the north and New Brunswick, Canada on the eastern edge. Katahdin-Moosehead Region falls on the southwestern edge and the famous Downeast-Acadia Region is to the south.

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