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The Houlton area offers a wide range of four season recreation opportunities for all ages. With miles of hiking trails, river access, snowmobiling and ATV’ing right at your backdoor, you will never be at a loss for something to do. 

Aroostook County Tourism is packed full of information about places to go, things to do and where to stay.

Winter

Winter Activities

Houlton is lucky to get an incredible average of 96 inches of snowfall a year. That, along with having over 2,300 miles of snowmobiling and ATV trails, leaves snow enthusiasts of all kinds with a variety of exciting options for winter fun. 

Winter Events

Houlton does not shy away from the winter wonderland. We embrace it! Moosestompers weekend features snow shoeing, sliding hill an ice fishing derby and more! To bring a little Christmas cheer, Mr. and Mrs. Clause light up the town during the annual Holiday Light Parade

I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, 'Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again'.

- Lewis Carroll

Spring

Spring Activities

With the days growing longer, plants sprouting and the smell of maple syrup filling the air, spring creates a sense of awakening to our beautiful, Northern Maine town.

Spring Events

As the snow begins to melt away, the warm weather welcomes some unique traditions you don’t want to miss! Syrup producers open their doors on Maine Maple Sunday to invite locals and visitors alike to try delicious syrups and candies.  The Meduxnekeag River Race raises money for higher education and is always a fun way to welcome spring to The County.

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.

- Charles Dickens

Summer

Summer Activities

Beautiful, warm summer days in Houlton have a way of bringing the outdoor enthusiasts to their favorite camp grounds trails, lakes and super summer events in and around Houlton.

sUMMER Events

Summer events in Houlton are sure to keep you on your toes. We have everything you and your family could want. Our coveted 4th of July events include Midnight Madness, the Houlton Agricultural Fair, 4th of July Parade and the Art’s & Crafts Fair! Feeling hungry? What better way to curb your appetite than with some Lobster to Go or at our annual Potato Feast? You can find local vendors every Wednesday and Saturday at our Community Market held in our beautiful historic downtown. 

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.

- John Lubbock

Autumn

Autumn Activities

Autumn in Houlton, and Aroostook County as a whole, has to be one of the prettiest in the nation. Enjoy the crisp, cool mornings, colorful sunny days and evenings relaxing under the stars.

aUTUMN Events

Maine is home to some of the best craft beer in the nation, and the Blackfly Brewfest in Houlton is the best place to celebrate that! Of course, you need some good food to go with that delicious beer. The Harvest Festival highlights our community markets and the bountiful farmers and their harvests in our area, offering great food and music. Our annual Halloween Spooktacular and All Shires Eve events offers the chance for everyone to get dressed in their spookiest best and wonder the town for treats galore! 

Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.

- Lauren Destefano