Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge

Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge

Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge
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Bden99
Manchester, NH1,370 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
We came during the government shut down so the refuge was technically closed. The road is plowed to the refuge office and parking area. The trails are currently covered in deep powder which makes for some fun snowshoeing. While we were out we did not see another person which made for a quiet day.
Written January 15, 2019
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Damian W
Houlton, ME34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Went today with three kids (8/9/10) Trails are wide and easy to follow. Lots of places to peer into the woods and search for wildlife. We didn’t see any but three kids are LOUD so we didn’t really expect any. We did see a very fresh and clear moose track-my kids were thrilled! Visitor center had lots of artifacts (skulls and furs etc...) and helpful staff. And a very clean bathroom!
At the end of the auto road there is a section of the old AFB where nuclear weapons were stored etc....this was super fascinating and worth the extra time.
Stayed about 2-3 hours and wished we had more time!
Written August 30, 2018
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BluegooseTraveler
New York Mills, MN1,190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
This September my wife and I were able to visit this refuge, it has the feeling of the "Great North". This NWR is located in the northeastern corner of Maine, the head quarters is located in Limestone. Aroostook NWR was established to highlight the importance of land conservation in an area dominated by industrial logging and agriculture. 1998 the land was transferred from the U.S.A.F. to the NWR System. We went with the idea of driving the auto tour. As we found out, this road is closed to the public unless a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee is working. We walked the entire auto tour road and much more. We saw several kinds of birds and small animals as we walked. When nearing the completion of our stroll we saw a bull moose standing on the trail behind us. After feeling the satisfaction of our search for the moose we returned to the visitor center to get our "Blue Goose Passport" book stamped. We enjoyed visiting with the refuge Friends and purchased some souvenirs. This refuge offers canoeing/kayaking, cross-country skiing/snowshoeing, hiking and great photographic opportunities. Come and bring your family (especially children), binoculars, camera, water and see what this beautiful region of Maine has to offer. This is a very wild place and gives you a chance to see "Bull Winkle".
Written October 21, 2017
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CatNH
Merrimack, NH140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
What a relaxing and beautiful trail to walk, especially in the fall when the colors are all changing. There are many trails and you will see lots of wildlife (or evidence of). Very quiet and get some great outdoor time. I'm told the snowshoeing in the winter is nice there too. The building is a must stop in. Great little gifts and history of the area regarding animals. Gentleman working the day I went was so friendly.
Written October 12, 2017
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CTmommyof3
Caribou, Maine25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
We love this place. There are tons of walking trails, they become ski trails in the winter. There is a visitor center with information and a gift shop. They have limited hours so check the website if you want to check that out. We like walking the trails looking for wildlife and checking out all that aroostook county nature has to offer. This is a great place for kids. We liked checking out the nuke site as well. So much history there. It's definitely worth checking out especially if you like spending time outside!
Written September 14, 2017
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Bden99
Manchester, NH1,370 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
This is a good place to walk in the woods with minimal effort. There are several access points and maps are available at the trailheads. You can easily spend a couple hours here on the various trails. The trails are wide which makes for easy walking.
Written May 28, 2017
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Barbara G
Limestone, ME2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017
Today the C-Me-Ski event was held with 74 persons attending and 48 skiers of all ages participated. The temps were great and the trail was superior condition. A couple skiers even saw 2 moose while on their ski. You will find over 8 miles of groomed trails for skiing and there is also groomed trails for snowshoeing. The gift shop is maned by volunteers and as is the grooming of the trails. We try very hard to have someone in the gift shop Tues, Weds, Sat and Sunday but we never know when someone falls ill. Come try our beautiful trails year round.
Written February 18, 2017
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bonbon257
Caribou, ME49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016
The Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to get-a-way when you need a little escape. I love to go for the walking trails!
Written October 12, 2016
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NieSam
Maine941 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
I'd gone to several events at Loring AFB when I worked in the area so I was happy to hear that part of the base was converted to a National Wildlife Refuge. We made plans to visit and I checked the website the day before. When we arrived, we found that the auto route was closed and the Visitor Center was also closed. The parking lot was completely empty. The auto route closure was not noted anywhere on the web site and it appeared to be closed for more than a day. And the website showed the Visitor Center open at the time we were there...

We did venture onto the Don Lima Trail which was wide and well maintained. And, we saw a belted kingfisher on the road to the Visitor Center! It was beautiful!

This looks like it'd be a great spot to spend a few hours but call ahead to see what's open. I'd definitely return but not without checking first. And be careful in the vicinity - we thought we had the road to ourselves so we were checking something out and had a construction vehicle come barreling out from the closed auto route. Apparently, they thought they had the road to themselves, too....
Written October 12, 2016
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