Things To Do Near Houlton, Maine
Whether venturing on a quick Northern Maine weekend getaway or planning an extended camping trip, Aroostook County is home to many Maine attractions the whole family will enjoy. Known as THE COUNTY, Houlton, Maine is filled with miles of potato farmland and beautiful views, or cross the Canadian border and explore their beautiful land. When you stay at Houlton/Canadian Border KOA Journey, you have easy access to trying all these new experiences and more in Maine and Canada right from your tent, glamping tent, or RV .
Why Visit Houlton, Maine and Aroostook County
While many people travel to Southern Maine to get a taste of the state, Northern Maine offers even more to see. There are many places to go in Northern Maine to experience nature's beauty and learn about the area's rich history. Aroostook County's expansive spread allows visitors to see various attractions. There are many things to do in Houlton, Maine, whether you want to take advantage of the beautiful outdoors, stay inside, or stay at the campground for any one of our numerous family activities in Northern Maine and themed weekend celebrations.
Family Activities In Northern Maine
You and your family can go on adventures in the Houlton community while hiking through Baxter State Park and visiting Mount Katahdin. Houlton also has several museums you can visit, like the Aroostook County Historical & Art Museum of Houlton. You could also see the Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec, right on the Canadian border. Additionally, New Brunswick is a short drive away if you want to venture into Canada. You could spend the day exploring New Brunswick, then return to Houlton for a relaxing night.
Why Stay at Houlton KOA During Your Northern Maine Vacation
You need a place to rest between traveling and the fun things to do in Houlton, Maine. For a comfortable and relaxing experience, camp with Houlton/Canadian Border KOA Journey. The campground has everything you need for a fun camping trip, from various RV and Tent Sites to communal amenities every camper can enjoy.
You can enjoy camping in your RV at one of the grass Pull-Thru or Back-In RV Sites. Most sites have full hookups with several others just having water and electric. Each RV Site is pet-friendly, so your pets can also experience Northern Maine.
Our Tent Sites and Glamping Sites are another way to stay comfortably. Sleep under the stars and cook over a fire while having a traditional camping experience. Many individual sites have water and electric hookups, helping campers remain comfortable. You could stay at one of the sites without hookups for a truly rustic trip.
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Be sure to check if any local events, like the Houlton Agricultural Fair, Black Fly Brew Fest, or the Meduxnekeag River Canoe Race, are going on during your visit. Enjoy the convenient lo
Aroostook County Historical & Art Museum of Houlton
The Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum was founded in 1937 by Ransford W. Shaw. We are located in the Historic White Memorial Building at 109 Main Street in Houlton, Maine. Our mission is dedicated to preserving the history and artistic heritage of Aroostook County's shiretown and the surrounding area.
109 Main Street
Houlton, ME 04730
Houlton Riverfront Park
The non-motorized trail is a wide, graveled path running parallel to Meduxnekeag River. Hikers can walk for a round trip, or use it as a one-way connector trail connecting Highland Avenue Bridge. The park has a large, sheltered picnic area. A statue of a bear, sculpted by Forest Hart, sits next to the parking lot, greeting visitors to the park.From the park, hikers can walk across the Meduxnekeag River via the Gateway Crossing Footbridge, to Houlton's historic downtown Market Square. Around the Market Square, one can find many little boutiques and shops to stop in and make a purchase, have a latte, a snack, or just look around. The Gateway Crossing Footbridge also provides access to the park and the trail from downtown Houlton.In the park and along the length of the trail are a number of installed, educational plaques that have graphic illustrations and narrative explanations of local history and local wildlife and plants.Pets are allowed but their wastes must be removed. The park provides dog waste bags without charge.
The Temple Theatre
The anchor of the historic Houlton downtown district, the Temple Cinema offers the latest first-run films in a nostalgic atmosphere. Enjoy big screen, family fun five days a weekSPECIALS
- Wednesday night is Free Popcorn when you bring your own bowl.
- Thursday is bargain night. All seats $6
- Matinee price (shows starting before 4 pm): $7 for all ages
- We have capability for video projection, so keep us in mind for birthdays, business, or other functions.
The Pioneer Place - Amish General Store
Stocked with everything from jams to tools, Pioneer Place is a true general store — and a community anchor for Amish and non-Amish residents alike. (From DownEast.com)
2539 US-2 Smyrna Mills
Smyrna Mills, ME 04761
Southern Bangor and Aroostook Trail
At nearly 40 miles long, the Southern Bangor and Aroostook Trail follows an old railway line and is open to bikers, runners, walkers, and hikers. It winds its way through some of the region's most beautiful areas, and since it follows a rail line, it's relatively flat and appropriate for those of most ages and levels of fitness. Most of the multi-use trail lies between Houlton and Phair Junction and connects Monticello, Bridgewater, and Presque Isle. Open year-round, it's not uncommon to see a variety of animals, especially during the low light morning and evening hours when they're most active.
Local Area Recreation Near Houlton / Canadian Border KOA Journey
ATV Trails and Riding
Experience ATV camping in Northern Maine while staying at our KOA Campground. We have easy access to ATV trails, so you can ride through the beautiful woods.
Meduxnekeag River Trail
The trail property is owned by the Town of Houlton and the Aaron and Maria Putnam Charitable Trust. It is open to the public at no charge and is 3 miles long (round trip), most of which is in forest. Access is either from Riverside Park near the North Street bridge or from a small parking area on Lincoln St.
No motorized wheeled vehicles of any kind are allowed.
Great for walkers, birders, fishermen, bicyclers, picnickers, skiers and explorers!
Houlton, ME 04730