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Description - Fort Kent, named for the former Governor Edward Kent and featuring a wooden blockhouse, was constructed in 1839 to secure Maine's claim to the northern forest following the Aroostook War. This site is at the confluence of St. John and Fish Rivers. It is adjacent to a picnic area and campsites managed by the local Boy Scout troop.

Attractions - 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. The fort was named for Maine's Governor Edward Kent. This site is at the confluence of the St. John and Fish Rivers and is adjacent to a picnic area and campsites managed by the local Boy Scout troop.

Recreation - Viewing a historical fort, picnicking and private camping are enjoyed in the wilds of Aroostook County.

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 - Fort Kent State Historic Site is located off US 1 in the town of Fort Kent in northern Maine.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.


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Contact Information:
Fort Kent State Historic Site, 106 Hogan Road , Bangor, ME, 04401, Phone: 207-941-4014

Additional Information:
Aroostook County Region - Aroostook County is referred to as "The County" by locals since it is the largest county in the state. Its vast wilderness, countless streams and potato fields exude an undeveloped aura rarely seen today.
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Links:
Maine State Parks - Official Agency Website

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