Aroostook State Park is a special place to the residents of Maine. Being Maine’s first state park, this park is the one that started it all. Located in Presque Isle, this state park first came into existence in 1939, after local residents gave Maine 100 acres of some of the most beautiful land in the state. This very scenic park has been open to the public for 75 years and has now grown to 800 acres!
Guests at Aroostook State Park have lots of activities to choose from, including some of the best hiking in the area. Hikers can enjoy three different trails that range from easy to rugged. This gives everyone who likes to hike a chance to hit the trail. Camping is another great way to spend time in the park, and a campground is set up for those wishing to stay overnight. Also, for those looking for more privacy, an Adirondack shelter can be rented.
For those who love to swim, you are in luck. The tranquil waters of Echo Lake are the perfect place to take a dip. Also, anglers can enjoy the lake and a well maintained boat launch is available for your convenience. Echo Lake provides some really great fishing opportunities so remember to bring lots of tackle. Wildlife watching in the park is another activity that brings lots of guests each year. Many different kinds of birds flock to the park, so if you are a bird lover, remember to bring your binoculars when visiting.
This wonderful Maine state park is beautiful in the summer time and also in the winter. Open during the colder months, guests of the park can enjoy snowshoeing and snowmobiling in this northern Maine wooded park. So if you are looking for the perfect park to visit in both the summer and winter months, Aroostook State Park is the ultimate destination.