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Cross-country skiing, sliding, snowmobiling, hiking trails, boating, fishing, picturesque views, camping and snowshoeing. Maybe you are one who likes a lazy summer afternoon floating in your kayak, maybe you just want to sit by the campfire with family and friends enjoying laughter, while making memories that will last forever. One thing is for sure, Aroostook State Park is one place you need to visit.

Presque Isle is Maine’s largest northern city and known to many as “Star City”. What many have not known until now is it also holds one of the gems of Maine, Aroostook State Park, Maine’s 1st State Park. If you’re a history buff this is one park you will enjoy visiting. Being Maine’s oldest State Park, for park goers, campers and adventures, it is a must.

Located 5 miles from the center of Presque Isle you can find Aroostook State Park. If you are needing lodging there are campsites located both inside and outside the park. Maybe you’re a person who prefers staying closer to amenities. Presque Isle has everything you can find in a city. Hampton Inn is a popular choice for out of town vacationers. There is a Walmart, Lowes, Tractor Supply and all your common stores as well as a mall with a JC Penny’s and other stores to shop in. If you are hungry Governors on Main St. is recommended by many locals. There are a multitude of mom and pops places to eat as well as all your favorite fast food places.

If you are looking for a place to enjoy all four seasons of the year Aroostook State Park is the place for you. Echo Lake boast some of the best trout fishing in Aroostook County. Staying on the lake you can listen to the peaceful loons and the crackling of a fire as you drift off to sleep at night. The lake has an essence of the past. It is a romantic and peaceful lake that will remain in your heart once you have experienced it. Want a view? You can hike on Aroostook State Park’s large trail system while those who want the commanding view can hike Aroostook State Park’s Quaggy Jo Mountain (Native American name, "Qua Qua Jo," which means "twin-peaked.") The hike will take you to 1217 feet in elevation and give you a view that will be a true Kodak moment. One thing is for sure. After visiting Aroostook State Park, you will want to come back again, and again, and again. And we want you to.

We hope to see you soon! Come be with us at Aroostook State Park and experience Maine “The Way Life Should Be”.

fishing trout on Echo Lake at Aroostook State Park in Presque Isle, ME - Maine's oldest State Park.