St. John's River - by Joe Shlabotnik

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April 1, 2010 | Statewide, Me | more info

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Fort Kent Block HouseHistoric Fort Kent train StationFort Kent Block House Weather GageKatahdin in CloudsRoute 11 Eagle Lake/PortageKatahdin Panoramic

 

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Explore Maine Scenic Byways

Aroostook County Byways

In Aroostook, Maine’s largest and northernmost county, visitors traverse wide open spaces and rolling countryside, encountering "big skies", historic communities, very little traffic, and the county’s deep-rooted Acadian history.

Fish River (Route 11)

Highlights: beaches, swimming holes, boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, foliage viewing, golf, hiking trails, historical landmarks, lake, pond, river views, mountain views, snowmobiling, state/national park, wildlife

One of the northern-most of Maine's scenic byways, the Fish River Scenic Byway - State Route 11 follows the rolling hills between Portage and Fort Kent. This drive offers outstanding views of wildflower meadows, Eagle Lake and Maine's tallest peak, Mt. Katahdin. Because much of the route is forested, you might catch a glimpse of eagles and moose along the way. Route 11 is a primary north-south corridor connecting Aroostook County, Maine with New Brunswick, Canada. Settled by the French-Acadians in the 19th century, the region is proud of the strong Acadian influence on its food and cultural traditions.

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Saint John Valley

Highlights: bicycling, boating, camping, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, foliage viewing, fourwheeling, hiking trails, historical landmarks, lake, pond, river views, rural, snowmobiling, state/national park, wildlife

The St. John Valley Cultural Byway, also know as the La Route Culturelle de la Vallee St-Jean, is rich with Maine's Acadian heritage and culture. The byway travels a total of 92 miles along the northern border of Maine and through the St. John Valley.

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