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Description

Aroostook Valley Trail is a 28 mile trail that connects the towns of Presque Isle, Caribou, Washburn, Woodland, and New Sweden. Riders will find a gravel surface trail that is open to multiple use, year round. Scenery varies from open fields to deep woods, and meanders along many streams and the Aroostook River. Most of this trail is very remote and riders should be prepared for a backcountry experience.

Enjoy the trail and please remember it is multi-use; motorized users must yield to non-motorized and please demonstrate courtesy and ethics to all trail users as well as abutting landowners.

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History

Construction of the Aroostook Valley Railroad began in 1909, with tracks running from Washburn to Presque Isle. Branch lines were later added, serving the localities of New Sweden, Carson, and Caribou. At its peak, the AVR owned fewer than 32 miles of mainline track, making one round trip between Presque Isle and Caribou. The AVR was eventually abandoned and closed in 1996.

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Activities

  • ATV riding
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Dog sledding
  • Hiking (trails)
  • Horseback riding
  • Off-road biking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing

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Rules

Consider lending a hand. Contact us if you would like to help with stewardship or maintenance work.

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Services and Facilities

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Special Considerations

All motorized vehicles permitted on multi-use trails must be legally registered as either an ATV and/or snowmobile.

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When to Visit

Year round access except for mud season.

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Location

Aroostook County, Maine

Contact

Bureau of Parks and Lands
Off-road Vehicle Division
22 SHS
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 287-4957

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Directions and Parking

Get Google map and directions

Route 1/Main Street in Presque Isle to the parking lot on the right next to the Aroostook River. The Town of Washburn has parking available at the Washburn Clubhouse located off Route 164.