Lake Regions of Maine
The Presque Isle Region
While the Presque Isle Region may be best known for growing potatoes, this northern Maine region has its share of wilderness, woods, and water and provides recreational opportunities to those who crave outdoor activities. In addition to the hiking , fishing, canoeing and kayaking that can be enjoyed on the many good-sized lakes and rivers in the area, winter brings deep snow and, with it, unparalleled snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and Nordic skiing.
This region is also well-populated by good sized towns, so area activities also include many fairs, festivals, and historic sites. The town of Caribou has an Arts and Crafts Fair in October, a Performing Arts Center, and the Nylander Museum featuring exhibits on natural history. Fort Fairfield has its Potato Blossom Festival and an 18 hole golf course. Fort Kent hosts the Can-Am Sled Dog Races and is home to the Maine Winter Sports Center. Houlton has a historic downtown district with 28 architecturally significant buildings, and Presque Isle has the Crown of Maine Balloon Festival every August.
The preeminent lakes in the area make up the well-known Fish River Chain that includes Long Lake, Mud Lake, Cross Lake, Square Lake, and Eagle lake, then further south, St. Froid Lake and Portage Lake. The area also has many smaller lakes and ponds and two major rivers, the St. John and the Aroostock.
Whether you crave the remote beauty of northern Maine or warm to the energy and pluck of the people who live and work here, the Presque Isle Region is a fun place to visit and a great place to live.
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