Allagash Wilderness Waterway
This preserve has 92 miles of lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers that cut a swathe through Maine's northern forestland. This park is the most remote in the state, and is available for those who truly wish to rough it. Swimming, boating, fishing, and canoeing are all part of the experience. Hiking trails lead to fire towers throughout the Allagash. Visitors should be experienced in dealing with a primitive outdoor environment.
Aroostook State Park
87 State Park Road
Presque Isle, ME 04769
The northernmost of all Maine state parks is set alongside Echo Lake. 577 acres offering hiking and cross-country ski trails, fishing, swimming areas and picnicking. Boating and canoeing are permitted in the lake. Public campgrounds are available for a fee. Reservations are suggested.
Presque Isle Bicycle and Pedestrian Walkway
Presque Isle , ME
This four-and-a-half-mile biking and walking path
follows the rail bed of the former Canadian Pacific Railway through Presque Isle. The path, which is paved, traverses the city and the grounds of the University of Maine, offering beautiful views of Presque Isle Stream. The trail travels aside the river for a short bit in Bicentennial Park on the north end before crossing to Chapman Street and continuing south. At the south end of the walk, enter the path at the convention center (Green Hill Road at US 1). At the north end of the walk, park off Riverside Drive right near the river behind the district court building.