Welcome to Houlton

Houlton is the county seat of Aroostook and is known as “Shiretown.” This is the point where U. S. Route 2 begins (or ends), and it is here that the Pine Tree Trail heads north on U. S. Route 1. Houlton serves as the headquarters of the federally recognized Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians

This town is a major service center for Southern Aroostook County and surrounding areas.  With a border crossing here, it is a frequent destination for Canadian shoppers. And as the Aroostook County seat, it serves those needing to take care of county business. 

Friendly people and a beautiful landscape make Houlton a great place to stop and rest or stay for a few days to enjoy the peace and tranquility that only Maine can deliver! 


Events & Activities

Music Festival

The end of June invites folks to the fairgrounds for the BBQ and Music Fest. Great food, great bands, and delicious brews beckon all to come be part of a summertime staple in the Shiretown. 

(Click Here To Access The Agricultural Fair Facebook Page For More Info)


Cow and Piglet

Every summer, people flock to the Houlton Agricultural Fair, which takes place in early July.  After a long winter and spring, what a great way to welcome the warm weather!   

(Click Here To Visit Them On Facebook)


Solar System

The County is known for its “Dark Skies” that make for perfect stargazing. And for those who love space, Aroostook County has a to-scale model of our solar system. You can pick it up in Houlton and follow it for 40 miles through the County.

(Click Here To Access The Maine Solar System Website For More Info) 


Beer Samplers

Sponsored by the Greater Houlton Chamber of Commerce, the Black Fly Brewfest is a chance for those who enjoy the quaff to take part in a festival surrounded by rural Maine beauty. 

(Click Here To Access The Black Fly Brewfest Website For More Info) 


Concrete Bucket & Trowel

Houlton’s grand buildings stand to this day as a testimony of the beauty and class of “days gone by” buildings.  Character, strength, and attention to detail are embodied in the buildings from days past that still stand in modern times. Market Square Historic District is a great place to start your viewing; click link below to check it out!  

(Click Here To View The Live Webcam From goowebcams Website)


ATV on Dirt

The Aroostook Riders ATV Club maintain the trails in the area.

(Click Here To Visit The Aroostook Riders Facebook Page For More Info)


Snowmobile plowing

Aroostook County is one of the premiere destinations in the northeast for one of wintertime’s favorite sports. The Houlton area has two clubs nearby, including the Sno Rovers in Hodgdon and the Sno Sports just south in the Pine Tree Trail town of Linneus.

(Click Here To See The Sno Sports Facebook Page For More Info)


Water Break

 The Southern Bangor and Aroostook Trail is a nearly 40-mile abandoned railbed that is used by hikers, bikers, and walkers.

(To Get More Info, Click Here For The Trail Link Website)


The Meduxnekeag River Trail starts at Meduxnekeag River Park and follows the river.  Great for both hiking and biking, the beautiful scenery and peaceful surroundings will make this trek one you will remember. 

(To Get More Info, Click Here For The Link To The Trail Map And Brochure PDF)

Whitewater Kayaker

The Meduxnekeag River Canoe Race takes place in early May, and draws around 100 participants each year. Along with the race, many more activities are planned.

(Get More Info Here At The Houlton Chamber's Facebook Page)


Pine Tree Trailblazers

Hogan Tire has one of their businesses here in Houlton. Thanks to their support of donating to pay for Maine DOT signs, and others like them, the nearly 500-mile Pine Tree Trail will be recognized once again. 


Hogan Tire

Presque Isle


30 Rice St.



249 W. Broadway St.



84 Water St.



135 Bangor St.



257 North St.





Breakfast Served


Visitors to Houlton have several choices of motels and hotels to spend the night (or several!).  Clean, comfortable rooms and pleasant amenities will make you feel welcome and ready to kick back and relax. 

Campers in Woods


There is a campground close to everything for those who like to bring their accommodations with them!



Burger and Chips

Houlton has much to offer in the way of eateries.  From fast food to relaxing, dine-in establishments, hungry patrons have much to choose from here. The wide array of restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes and bakeries allows a group of people to find something that will satisfy everyone’s taste and leave nothing lacking. 

Delicious Meals


People in Park

Located at 49 North St, Houlton Riverfront Park on the Meduxnekeag River has received rave reviews from those who have visited it. 


(Click Here To Access The Houlton Riverfront Park Facebook Page For More Info)



Hair Styling

If you like to pamper yourself while you are out-n-about in town, there are places to have your hair and nails done as well as a few barber shops to get that perfect cut or trim.



A man looking at goods at a store

For those who like to shop, Houlton is a great place to spend some time...and money!  From quaint, personal shops to larger establishments, we bet you’ll be hard pressed NOT to find something that “you just gotta have!”





Houlton has its own international airport that sits on the the border of New Brunswick, Canada.  The airport has two runways and has fuel available for those who want to visit for the day. Car rentals are available locally!

(Click Here To Access The Houlton Airport Webpage For More Info)