Aroostook State Park Trail Activities

Trail Conditions

February 25, 2015 | Ski and snowshoe trail report for Feb 25thth. Ski trails are groomed with set track, conditions are excellent. Snowshoe trails are packed and could not be better to enjoy trekking and looking at animal tracks. Conditions are excellent. The sliding hill is packed with sleds available to fly down the hill. The 8th annual Winter Family Fun Day was a huge success once again. Thank you to all that came out to enjoy Maine’s First State Park, especially the volunteers that helped make this happen.

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Trail Overview & Winter Activities Listing

Located near the city of Presque Isle, the Park offers excellent maintained trails for classical cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The trail system has a warming hut, away from the parking lot, allowing the users a chance to rest and meet new friends next to the fire.

Cross-country Skiing

  • Groomed 15 mile ski trail system offers a wide variety of skiing for all skill levels.
  • Grooved double set track¬†weave through distinctive Aroostook County forest and farm land areas, allowing¬†visitors a chance to explore all the Park's winter beauty.
  • A warming hut is located at the intersection of the Maze and Red Pine Trails.


  • Packed 6 mile snowshoe trail offers a vigorous trek to the top of Quaggy Jo Mountain.
  • A flagged 1/2-mile snowshoe spur trail has been added to the warming hut on the ski trail.


  • For those young at heart, use the plastic sleds provided or bring your own, a sliding hill near the Park entrance is packed and ready for a quick run down memory lane.

Ice Skating

  • An ice skating rink is on the lake. It is generally open but conditions may vary after snow storms and warm temperatures.

Winter Camping

  • Winter camping is allowed, however contact the park staff prior to your visit to make arrangements (207) 768-8341.
  • If you are looking for warmer accommodations check out for a list of local businesses.