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.
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Maine's Fishing Industry
- 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.
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.