Aroostook State Park Trail Activities

Trail Conditions

January 29, 2015 | Ski and Snowshoe Report for January 29th. By 12pm on Thursday, 90% of our trail system will be groomed with single set track (excluding the Maple and a small portion of the Sheep trail) Conditions are excellent. There are still a few areas that have some minimal snow base so please take caution while skiing in the downhill areas. This weekend’s storm should give us plenty of snow to have fun on and we will groom as soon as the storm ends. The snowshoe trails are awesome with a fresh power of snow to trek through. Please beware that No Snowshoe, Walkers or Dogs are allowed on any portion of groomed ski trails. The sliding hill is open. Our “Winter Family Fun Day” will be held on February 21st.

Trail Overview & Winter Activites 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.

Snowshoeing

  • 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.

Sliding

  • 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 visitAroostook.com for a list of local businesses.