Maps/Trails

Whether you are a resident searching for new scenery or a newcomer wanting an adventure, here are some local maps to guide you on your way.  

The maps below are either a downloadable .pdf documents or links to a web page.  Print copies of other maps may be available at our chamber office, which also serves as an information center.

– Tourist Maps –

MAP OF GREATER FORT KENT

A printed copy can be found in the center of our visitor guide (print version)

TOWN OF FORT KENT STREET MAP

A printed copy can be found in the center of our visitor guide (print version)

TOURIST MAP OF THE ACADIA OF THE LANDS & FORESTS (BACK)

The Acadia of the Lands & Forests is an area designated so during the 2014 World Acadian Congress. It encompasses the St. John Valley in Maine, Témiscouata County in Quebec, Canada and Southwestern New Brunswick, Canada

The back of the map indicates 15 places of interest to visit in each sector.

TOURIST MAP OF THE ACADIA OF THE LANDS & FORESTS (FRONT)

The Acadia of the Lands & Forests is an area designated so during the 2014 World Acadian Congress. It encompasses the St. John Valley in Maine, Témiscouata County in Quebec, Canada and Southwestern New Brunswick, Canada

The front of the map is the actual regional map with small street maps of nine of the communities in the region.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY TOURISM MAP

2018 Aroostook Tourism Map & Places of Interest developed by Aroostook County Tourism


– Outdoor (Human-Powered) Recreation Trail Maps –

ALLAGASH WILDERNESS WATERWAY

 The Allagash Wilderness Waterway is managed by the Maine Bureau of Parks & Lands.  It “is a magnificent, 92-mile-long ribbon of lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams winding through the heart of northern Maine’s vast commercial forests.”  

If you are planning on taking a trip through the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Contact: 

Maine Bureau of Parks & Lands

for info packets, conditions and alerts.

Also, for an interactive trail map, go to: 

Maine Trailfinder Interactive Trail Map (Allagash Wilderness Waterway)

BIKE ME 2018 TOUR ROUTE: ACADIA IN THE ST. JOHN VALLEY

Founded in 2012, BikeMaine was organized by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine 

A 320-mile bike trek through Central & Northern Aroostook County in Sept. of 2018. The route was named: “Acadia in the St. John Valley – La Terre Entre Deux” 

A downloadable .pdf map and cue sheet, along with GPX file and Ride with GPS map are archived on the Bike Maine website.

BICYCLE COALITION OF MAINE ROUTE: ST. JOHN VALLEY

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine offers a ‘Where To Ride’ section on their website. 

Among the routes mentioned is a 40-mile, 36-mile and 13-mile loop in the St. John Valley.  The  majority of each route is encompassed within the Greater Fort Kent area.

DEBOULLIE PUBLIC RESERVED LAND TRAILS

The 21,871-acre Deboullie Public Lands offers back-country hiking and pond-side camping in a striking landscape east of the Allagash Region.”  

  •  Hiking/Walking
  • Town: T15 R9 WELS
  • Difficulty: Easy, Moderate, Advanced
  • Length: 16.0 miles, Network 

Maine Trailfinder Interactive Trail Map (Deboullie)

EAGLE LAKE TOWN FOREST HIKING TRAILS

The Town of Eagle Lake maintains a trail system that is perfect for the active outdoorsman.  Each trail section – Trail A, Trail B & Trail C – loops back on to the previous trail.  The total distance of this trail system is 2.5 miles.  In the winter, the Town has snowshoes/ski’s available for public use. 

Please contact the Eagle Lake Town Office at 207-444-5511 for more information.

FISH RIVER FALLS TRAIL

“The Fish River Falls Trail is a short woods trail leading from the grass airstrip at the end of the Airport Road down to the Fish River Falls on the Fish River, a Class IV rapid. “

  • Hiking/Walking
  • Town: Fort Kent
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 0.8 miles, Network​

Maine Trailfinder Interactive Trail Map (Fish River Falls)

FORT KENT OUTDOOR CENTER TRAILS

The Fort Kent Outdoor Center is a community-managed recreational facility promoting year-round outdoor trail-based activities.  

They offer a wide variety of trails for all seasons – Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing, Walking & Biking.  The most current maps are accessible on their website.  

Please note: Membership, Season Pass or Daily Pass is now required to use the trails.  

FORT KENT RIVERSIDE RECREATIONAL TRAIL

“The Fort Kent Riverside Trail System is a 3-mile long recreation trail network along the Saint John & Fish Rivers through downtown Fort Kent.”

  • Hiking/Walking
  • Town: Fort Kent
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 3 miles, Network​

Maine Trailfinder Interactive Trail Map (Riverside Trails)

FORT KENT TRAILS & GREENWAY MAP

The Town of Fort Kent has  combined all of their human-powered recreation trails into one convenient map.  

You can view more information about this project and other Fort Kent bike and pedestrian information either on their website or by downloading it here.

Fort Kent Trails & Greenway Map

HEDGEHOG MOUNTAIN TRAIL

“The Hedgehog Mountain Trail is a relatively short, but steep, trail leading to the summit of Hedgehog Mountain. The summit offers a splendid view of the N.Maine Woods, Portage Lake, & St. Froid Lake.”

  • Hiking/Walking, Snowshoeing
  • Town: Winterville
  • Difficulty: Advanced
  • Length: 0.7 miles, Round-trip

Maine Trailfinder Interactive Trail Map (Hedgehog Mountain Trail)

LONESOME PINE DOWNHILL SKI TRAILS

Maine’s Northernmost Downhill Ski Destination. 

To view a map of the trails or for information on fees/hours of operation, visit their website. 

ME DOT “EXPLORE MAINE BY BIKE” TOURS

The following maps were downloaded as individual static maps of bike trails highlighted in the ME-DOT’s Explore Maine by Bike-Aroostook.  

The County: Trails in various lengths looping from Caribou to the St. John Valley through US Route 1 & Route 161 & 162. 

St. John Valley:  Trails in various lengths looping Frenchville/St.Agatha to Fort Kent. 

For more details on each tour, such as conditions, highlights and terrains, go directly to their website by clicking the button below.

NORTHERN FOREST CANOE TRAIL

A 740-mile waterway connecting the Adirondacks in New York through Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire and Maine through the Allagash Wilderness Waterway – ending at the junction of the St. John & Fish Rivers at Riverside Park in Fort Kent. 

The NFCT website uses an interactive trip planner with maps to help you plan your trip – wherever you decide to start and finish.  

NFCT Overview Map

ST. JOHN VALLEY BIKE ROUTE MAP

Map made by the Univ. of ME -Presque Isle GIS Lab A product of the Aroostook Outdoors Project.

All routes shown on this map are on regular state and local roads used by motorized vehicles.  The actual conditions riders encounter may vary. 

ST. JOHN VALLEY HERITAGE TRAIL

 This multi-use trail, a decomissioned railway, along the St. John River offers views only the riverbank has to offer. 

  • Hiking/Walking, Nordic Skiing, Biking, Running, Snowshoeing
  • Town: Fort Kent,   St. John Plantation, & St. Francis
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 17 miles, One-way

Maine Trailfinder Interactive Trail Map (St. John Valley HeritageTrail) 

TOUR DE L’ACADIE

​If you are looking to explore the Acadia of the Lands & Forests Region on bike, Fresh Trail Adventures hosts an annual bike tour of this cross-border region.  

Trail directions are located on their website.

TOUR DE LA VALLÉE

The Tour De La Vallée is an annual fund-raising event for the Edgar J. Paradis Cancer Fund which incorporates 25-mile, 50-mile, 62-mile & 100-mile biking routes, a 35-mile mountain biking route and 3k/5k/10k walking/running routes.  

Below are links to route maps used for the tour.  

Tour De La Vallée Bike Map (.pdf)

Tour De La Vallée Mountain Bike Map (.pdf)

Tour De La Vallée Walking/Running Map (.pdf)


– Outdoor (Fuel-Powered) Recreation Trail Maps –

ATV TRAIL MAPS

Although dated slightly, the Valley ATV Riders (Fort Kent Area ATV Club) have posted maps for rides throughout the Upper St. John Valley. 

For updates on trail conditions, go to their website linked below.

Maps for: 

St. John Valley Heritage Trail Ride (.pdf)

(approx. 16 mile one-way)

St. John to Soldier Pond to Caribou Road Loop (.pdf)

(approx. 46 mile loop)

Soldier Pond Loop (.pdf)

(approx. 33 mile loop)

St. Agatha/Frenchville Loop (.pdf)

(approx. 48 mile loop)

Northern Maine Development Commission Aroostook 2009 ATV Trail Map (.pdf)

SNOWMOBILE TRAILS

The Maine Snowmobile Association directs its visitors to an online snowmobile interactive map which features all the major ITS trail systems (button below); however, as is noted on their website, this is a guide, for more accurate up-to-date information on trails, contact the local snowmobile club listed for the area.

The Fort Kent SnoRiders website also posts an interactive map indicating other locally maintained trails in their own region.

Fort Kent SnoRiders Local Trail Map