Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge
The Central Aroostook County area is so fortunate to have had the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service create the Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge in our midst. The refuge, part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, ensures that public lands are set aside for conservation in a heavily logged and farmed area. Also, the refuge has done much and continues to mend habitats disturbed by the former Loring Air Force Base.
Established in 1998, the refuge is concerned first with preserving wildlife and habitats. That said, there are plenty of opportunities for those seeking outdoor adventures for hiking, skiing, photography and just plain enjoying walks in the woods. For those who are of limited mobility, there are auto trails that provide excellent scenic opportunities.
The refuge is a real treasure and a must stop when visiting the area. Please be sure to read the rules and get more information here.