Aroostook Trails

10th Mountain Ski Trails

Photo Courtesy: Pat Theriault

The 10th Mountain Center has an extensive ski trail network with ten primary trails and/or loops, ranging from beginner to advanced. The trails undulate through conifer forests and offer great views of the surrounding region.

Town Fort Kent
Difficulty Easy, Moderate, Advanced
Length 19.5 miles, Network
BiathlonHiking / WalkingNordic SkiingSnowshoeing

Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge Trails - Visitor Center

Photo Courtesy: Aroostook Outdoors

Aroostook NWR has more than 5 miles of trails that begin at the wildlife refuge visitor center. Trails are well maintained and provide excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. All trails are groomed for skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.

Town Caswell, Limestone
Difficulty Easy
Length 5.7 miles, Network
Hiking / WalkingNordic SkiingSnowshoeing

Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge Trails - Westgate Trails

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This newtork has more than 5 miles of trails around Chapman Pond and Greenlaw Brook. Trails are well maintained and provide excellent views of wildlife. Trails provide hiking, running, snowshoeing & skiing opportunities.

Town Caribou, Limestone
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
Length 5.0 miles, Network
Hiking / WalkingNordic SkiingSnowshoeing

Aroostook State Park Trails

Photo Courtesy: Aroostook State Park

The groomed ski trail system offers a wide variety of skiing for all skill levels. Grooved double set track weave through distinctive Aroostook County forest and farm land areas, allowing visitors a chance to explore all the Park's winter beauty.

Town Presque Isle
Difficulty Easy, Moderate, Advanced, Strenuous
Length 10.8 miles, Network
Hiking / WalkingNordic SkiingSnowshoeing

Bigrock Mountain Ski Area (Mars Hill)

Photo courtesy: Bigrock Mountain Ski

Established in 1960 and now part of the Maine Winter Sports Center, Bigrock Mountain Ski Area makes alpine skiing an activity for the whole family to enjoy by offering improved facilities and state of the art equipment. Bigrock Mountain has 35 trails at all difficulty levels. It is home of the $15 lift ticket. It is the highest vertical of any ski area in northern Maine or the Canadian Maritimes.

Town Mars Hill
Difficulty Easy, Moderate, Advanced
Length 20.0 miles, One-way
Downhill SkiingHiking / WalkingNordic SkiingSnowboarding

Bike Routes - Central Aroostook County

These exhilarating rides take cyclists through the heart of this beautiful, rural landscape of open spaces and rolling countryside of northern Maine's richest, most productive agricultural land in the state, with stops along the way to learn about Aroostook County. All routes shown on this map are on regular state and local roads used by motorized vehicles. Aroostook Outdoors in no way warrants the safety or suitability of the routes. Bicyclists assume the risk for their own safety at all times when traveling on the indicated routes. Aroostook Outdoors assumes no liability for personal injuries or property damage. The actual conditions riders encounter may vary. Mileage readings may vary as well. We recommend you carry a detailed map of the area with you.

Town Central Aroostook County
Difficulty Easy, Moderate, Advanced
Length 460.0 miles, Loop
Road Biking

Bike Routes - Northern Aroostook

Rolling landscape and rural farm communities extend from Caribou to St. John Valley with many historical sites and museums. Traffic is always low. Road conditions are fairly good. All routes shown on this map are on regular state and local roads used by motorized vehicles. Aroostook Outdoors in no way warrants the safety or suitability of the routes. Bicyclists assume the risk for their own safety at all times when traveling on the indicated routes. Aroostook Outdoors assumes no liability for personal injuries or property damage. The actual conditions riders encounter may vary. Mileage readings may vary as well. We recommend you carry a detailed map of the area with you.

Town Northern Aroostook County
Difficulty Easy, Moderate, Advanced
Length 500.0 miles, Loop
Road Biking

Bike Routes - Southern Aroostook

All the routes provide scenic views of mountains, rivers, and forests with lots of wildlife and birds. All the routes shown on this map are on regular state and local roads used by motorized vehicles. Aroostook Outdoors in no way warrants the safety or suitability of the routes. Bicyclists assume the risk for their own safety at all times when traveling on the indicated routes. Aroostook Outdoors assumes no liability for personal injuries or property damage. The actual conditions riders encounter may vary. Mileage readings may vary as well. We recommend you carry a detailed map of the area with you.

Town Southern Aroostook County
Difficulty Easy, Moderate, Advanced
Length 240.0 miles, Loop
Road Biking

Caribou Country Club Trails

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Easy rolling terrain out of the wind, winding through the woods next to Caribou Country Club golf course. The rolling terrain accommodates both skate and classical skiers. Loops offer skiers either easy or moderate experience on well groomed trails.

Town Caribou
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
Length 5.0 miles, Loop
Nordic SkiingSnowshoeing

Caribou High School Ski Center

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The well-maintained trails have multiple and single uses, depending on the season. Single trail uses are skiing and snowshoeing during the winter months, and hiking, running, and biking in the summer months.

Town Caribou
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
Length 3.2 miles, Network
Hiking / WalkingNordic SkiingRunningSnowshoeing

Cyr Cove Corner Trails

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A free trail system located on private property but open to the public, the Cyr Cove Corner Trails overlook Cyr Cove and Pelletier Island on Long Lake. They provide a safe, scenic, and challenging way for hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, and dogsledding, as well as wildlife preserves and bird watching opportunities.

Town St. Agatha
Difficulty Easy
Length 2.0 miles, Network
Hiking / WalkingMountain BikingNordic SkiingRunningSnowshoeing

Deboullie Public Reserved Land recreation trails

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Deboullie offers an extensive network of hiking trails leading to a chain of ponds along shores of the ponds and ridges. The Deboullie Mtn. peak offers spectacular 360-degree views of the area. The area attracts visitors for hiking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, camping, hunting, and snowmobiling.

Town T15 R9 WELS
Difficulty Easy, Moderate, Advanced
Length 16.0 miles, Network
Hiking / Walking

Fish River Falls Trail

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The Fish River Falls Trail is a short hiking trail leading to the spectacular Fish River Falls, a class IV rapid. The trail takes hikers through dense woods of birch and pine trees to the Falls.

Town Fort Kent
Difficulty Easy
Length 0.8 miles, Network
Hiking / Walking

Fort Kent Riverside Trails

Photo courtesy: Aroostook Outdoors

The Fort Kent Riverside Trail System is a 3 mile-long recreation trail network along the Saint John River and Fish River through the beautiful downtown Fort Kent. The trail system connects Riverside Park, Fort Kent Blockhouse (a National Historic Landmark), the International Bridge, and the communities. It is open to non-motorized use year-round.

Town Fort Kent
Difficulty Easy
Length 3.0 miles, Network
Hiking / WalkingRoad BikingRunningSnowshoeing

Four Seasons - Ski Network

Photo Courtesy: Four Seasons Trail Association

Four Seasons offers a modern lodge facility, 11.5 km of Nordic ski trails, a Kid’s Terrain Park, and a Sliding Hill with a ski-through tunnel. Beautiful snowshoe trails weave within the ski system. Ski and snowshoe rentals are available in the lodge.

Town Madawaska
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
Length 7.4 miles, Network
Hiking / WalkingMountain BikingNordic Skiing

Francis Malcolm Institute Trails

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Enjoy a tranquil walk surrounded by groves of pine, spruce, and cedar while observing evidence of various wildlife that make these woods their home. As swampy conditions are common throughout the longer trails, appropriate footwear is recommended during non-winter conditions.

Town Easton
Difficulty Easy
Length 3.2 miles, Network
Hiking / WalkingSnowshoeing

Haystack Mountain Trail

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Named for its appearance, Haystack Mountain, from a distance, looks just like a stack of hay. It is the area’s most iconic small but tall mountain (at an elevation of 1,142 feet). While Haystack trail is not a very long trail, it does offer spectacular 360-degree views of Aroostook County from its peak.

Town Castle Hill
Difficulty Moderate, Advanced
Length 0.3 miles, Round-trip
Hiking / Walking

Hedgehog Mountain Trail

Photo courtesy: Aroostook Outdoors

The Hedgehog Mountain Trail is a relatively short, but steep trail leading to the summit of Hedgehog Mountain. The summit offers splendid view of the North Maine Woods, Portage Lake and St. Froid Lake.

Town Winterville
Difficulty Advanced
Length 0.7 miles, Round-trip
Hiking / WalkingSnowshoeing

Houlton Riverfront Park Riverside Trail

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The riverside trail runs parallel to the beautiful Meduxnekeag River in the Houlton Riverfront Park. Along the length of the trail are a number of plaques with illustrations and narratives of local history and local wildlife and plants, making the park and the trail educational.

Town Houlton
Difficulty Easy
Length 0.2 miles, Round-trip
Hiking / Walking

International Appalachian Trail (IAT) Maine

Photo courtesy: IAT Maine Chapter

The Maine section of the IAT/SIA is 138 miles (222 km) long. Heading north from the Katahdin Lake East (KLE) Access trailhead of Baxter State Park, the route passes through boreal forests and follows trails, old logging roads, an abandoned railroad bed, and rural public roads to the potato fields of Aroostook County. Beyond Fort Fairfield, the trail enters New Brunswick, Canada.

Town South from T3 R8 WELS and north to Fort Fairfield
Difficulty Easy, Moderate, Advanced
Length 138.0 miles, One-way
Hiking / Walking

Lonesome Pine Ski

Photo courtesy: Lonesome Pine Ski

Maine’s northernmost ski area invites you to a fun-filled experience for the whole family at very affordable prices. Enjoy the magic of skiing days and nights at Lonesome Pine Trails. The lift tickets are affordable and the ski area is within walking distance of beautiful downtown Fort Kent, Maine. The ski resort offers a number of free and low cost programs for children and adult members.

Town Fort Kent
Difficulty Easy, Moderate, Advanced
Length 10.0 miles, One-way
DogsleddingDownhill SkiingHiking / WalkingSnowboarding

Mantle Lake Park Trails

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Mantle Lake Park is a recreational park featuring a mid-sized network of non-motorized recreation trails, a pond (Mantle Lake), several picnic areas with shelters, tennis courts, and a sizable playground for children.

Town Presque Isle
Difficulty Easy
Length 2.2 miles, Network
Hiking / WalkingRoad BikingRunningSnowshoeing

New Sweden Community Cross Country Ski Trails

Photo Courtesy: http://www.fbcns.com

Well groomed recreational classic ski trails. Nice climbs and down hills in the woods.

Town New Sweden
Difficulty Easy, Moderate, Advanced
Length 2.2 miles, Network
Hiking / WalkingMountain BikingNordic SkiingSnowshoeing

Nordic Heritage Center - Single track Trails

Photo Courtesy: Nordic Heritage Center

The Nordic Heritage Center is home to northern Maine’s premier singletrack trail system. Over 22 miles of IMBA designed trail wind through beautiful hardwood and evergreen forest perfect for all levels of bikers, joggers, hikers, and wildlife enthusiast!

Town Presque Isle, Fort Fairfield
Difficulty Easy, Moderate, Advanced, Strenuous
Length 20.0 miles, Network
Hiking / WalkingMountain BikingRunningSnowshoeing

Nordic Heritage Center Ski Trails

Photo credit: Maine Winter Sports Center

The Nordic Heritage Center has an extensive world-class ski trail network with eight primary trails and/or loops, ranging from beginner to advanced. Trails flow through a maturing hardwood forest where wildlife sightings are frequent. Free to public.

Town Fort Fairfield, Presque Isle
Difficulty Easy, Moderate, Advanced
Length 11.4 miles, Network
BiathlonNordic SkiingSnowshoeing

Presque Isle Bike Path

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The Presque Isle Bike Path is a 4-mile, two-way paved trail running through central Presque Isle. It is the city’s popular walking, jogging, and biking trail. It is well maintained all year around.

Town Presque Isle
Difficulty Easy
Length 4.0 miles, Round-trip
Hiking / WalkingRoad Biking

Saint John Valley Heritage Trail

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The Saint John Valley Heritage Trail is a 17-mile-long trail that runs within close proximity to the Saint John River through scenic forest-covered terrain in the Saint John Valley. The trail is used year-round, by hikers, bicyclists, horse riders, and all-terrain vehicles during the summer months, and snowmobilers and x-country skiers during winter months.

Town Fort Kent, St. John PLT, St. Francis
Difficulty Easy
Length 17.0 miles, One-way
Hiking / WalkingNordic SkiingRoad BikingRunningSnowshoeing

Salmon Brook Lake Trails

Photo courtesy: Michelle Hersey

Multi-use trails in the Salmon Brook Lake Ecologic Reserve bring rich recreational and ecological experience. Along the length of the non-motorized recreational trail visitors are surrounded by ecological diversities while enjoying scenic wetlands and Salmon Brook Lake beautifies.

Town Perham
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
Length 1.3 miles, Loop
Hiking / WalkingMountain BikingNordic SkiingSnowshoeing

Scopan Mountain Trail

The 3.5 mile Scopan Mtn. hiking trail loop is located in the Scopan Unit, T11R4. Some of the trail experiences include a seasonal waterfall, views of Mt. Katahdin, views of Alder Lake and the surrounding farm country, a wetland frequented by moose and waterfowl, managed multiple-use forests and several old-growth hemlock.

Town T11 R4 WELS
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
Length 3.5 miles, Loop
Hiking / WalkingSnowshoeing

Snowy Mountain Trails

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This network of trails at Snowy Mountain, with two distinct loop experiences, offers walking, hiking, and cross-country skiing through forest with rolling hills for a chance to practice technique or simply enjoy a wooded experience.

Town Stockholm
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
Length 2.0 miles, Network
Hiking / WalkingMountain BikingNordic Skiing

Split Cedar Trails

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Trails are around a nice peaceful pond, winding through the woods. Connector trail to town is a nice way to not have to drive all the way to the trailhead. Visit the Ski Shop in downtown Van Buren for trail info.

Town Van Buren
Difficulty Easy, Moderate, Advanced
Length 11.3 miles, Network
Hiking / WalkingMountain BikingNordic Skiing

Trafton Lake Trails

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Nice gently winding trails though predominantly hardwood forests, offering views of the surrounding potato fields and lake. Trails are open year around for non-motorized use, with RV camping sites available in the summer.

Town Limestone
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
Length 4.5 miles, Network
Hiking / WalkingMountain BikingNordic Skiing

Woodland Community Trails

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Located south of Woodland Community School, the well-maintained multi-purpose trail is for both classical and freestyle skiing, and provides excellent opportunities for people to enjoy the outdoors.

Town Woodland
Difficulty Easy, Moderate
Length 3.6 miles, Network
Hiking / WalkingMountain BikingNordic SkiingSnowshoeing