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AROOSTOOK STATE PARK
LOCATION - The park is on Echo Lake, 8 miles south of Presque Isle off U.S. 1.
FEATURES - Aroostook was the starting point for the successful transatlantic balloon launch of Double Eagle II.
ACTIVITIES - Enjoy camping in one of the 29 campsites, trout fishing, boating from the ramp with rentals available, swimming from the guarded beach, and water skiing on Echo Lake. Bring along a picnic and go hiking up nearby Quaggy Jo Mountain. The mountain's North Peak Trail is 1V4 miles long and the South Peak is 3A of a mile, but steep and rugged. For a longer hike, follow the 4-mile cross-country trail or climb Haystack Mountain.
During the winter, come to go cross-country skiing on 12 miles of marked, groomed trails and go snowmobiling. A ski shelter and park lodge are open during the day on weekends.
Tour nearby James School, a fully restored one-room schoolhouse. For information, call 207-768-8341.
Ninety-two-mile-long Allagash Wilderness Waterway has some very fast sections of white water for rafting and canoeing. Also enjoy water skiing, sailing, kayaking, and fishing. Go horseback riding, hiking, and golfing. For information on Allagash, contact the Bureau of Parks and Recreation in Augusta at 207-289-3821.
In Presque Isle, attend the Pioneer Playhouse Theater in June and July. Attend June Jubilee in mid-June, Northern Maine Fair in mid-August, or Fall Fest in mid-October. Snowmobile races are held in Presque Isle in January and February.
Attend the Crown of Maine's Hot Air Balloon Fest in nearby Caribou in July. For details, contact the Caribou Chamber of Commerce at 207-498-6156.
Incoming pilots can land at Northern Maine Regional on Presque Isle, located one mile northwest of town. Rental cars are available.
Aroostook State Park
81 State Park Road
Presque Isle, Maine 04769
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