Maine Town Spotlight | Fort Fairfield ME, Aroostook County
Fort Fairfield Maine, parked on the US Canadian border crossing in Aroostook County is a friendly small northern town.
Fort Fairfield’s town population, had almost 3500 people in the last head count, the census of 2010.
The downtown is bordered on the north by the Aroostook River and during spring ice out, fear of flooding has always been a problem.
The Fort Fairfield ME large river bank, or levee dike is ideal for winter snow sledding travel.
Or used as a scenic foot path.
The town of Fort Fairfield Maine is very snowmobile versatile. Along Main Street a block house catches your attention while motoring though the downtown. The log structure is an exact replica of the original Fort Fairfield Blockhouse.
Built to defend the town during the Aroostook War in 1839, it now is a tourist attraction museum open to the public.
The Maine Potato Blossom Festival happens each year in the third week of July in Fort Fairfield ME.
Presque Isle, ME the nearest city for shopping is roughly 11 miles away. Class reunions are held in conjunction with the Maine Potato Feast Days Celebration.
Part of School Administrative District #20, Fort Fairfield Maine has approximately 600 students. A pair of schools in SAD, or RSU district 20. One for grades six through twelve grades called the Fort Fairfield Middle/High School. The other Fort Fairfield Elementary School educates pre-kindergarten to grade five.
Area youth pitch in to help Northern Maine potato farmers with a school fall recess. And get a chance to earn extra spending money. To buy necessities to help out with family household finances.
Local Maine country western legend Dick Curliss was born in Fort Fairfield Maine. His biggest hit “Tombstone Every Mile” was written about a lonely stretch of Northern Maine woods along US Rt 2A in Haynesville.
As the song points out, where if they buried all the long haul truckers lost in those woods, there would be a tombstone every mile.
Dick Curliss’s well recognized black patch over one eye.
Toting a guitar is a source of pride for residents of Fort Fairfield Maine.
The public library in Fort Fairfield Maine is a classic brick structure. A Carneigie Library, built in 1913.
With five internet accessible computers, approximately
18,000 books, more audio books, VHS & DVD movies, and 20 periodicals. A supply stock of 4 area Northern Maine newspapers. Circulation is around 11,000 items annually. And when you close, put the books down, plan to get outside. For some fresh air. Downhill skiing tubing at Big Rock Ski Area to the south in Mars Hill Maine.
Maps of Fort Fairfield Maine show the level to rolling terrain. That is forested with mixed woods and open, cleared, cultivated and farmed fields. Large acreages of Maine potatoes, grains are grown in the Fort Fairfield area of Aroostook County. There is a local Amish community that provides local hand made crafts.
The local Fort Fairfield Maine community market offers fresh produce.
Grown locally to shoppers after wholesome, natural Northern Maine food.
The local newspaper is the Fort Fairfield Journal.
The local television station is WAGM TV 8 with studios in Presque Isle, Maine.
Check for more information on the Maine town link of music information, upcoming schedules.
There is an 18 hole golf course, and the Aroostook River provides lots of recreational options on the waterfront. Plan to worship at one of many area churches in Fort Fairfield Maine. Bring the kids, plan for a family visit to create lots of memories for your time spent in “The Crown of Maine.” Four season fun around the many area lakes, streams, rivers and outdoor hiking, camping options means plenty of low cost, no cost recreational options abound.
Fort Fairfield Maine, a wonderful place to visit on vacation.
A super place to live, work and play in Aroostook County. Houlton Maine is the county seat, the shiretown of Aroostook County.
Located at the beginning of Interstate 95, Exit 302 that connects to the Gateway to the Trans Canada highway to the Atlantic Provinces.
Four season fun around the many area lakes, streams, rivers and outdoor hiking, camping options means fun.
Plenty of low, no cost recreational entertainment is available when you make the time to visit Fort Fairfield Maine.
Since 911 happened, a greater presence, a beefed up US – Canadian border has been built.The Maine and New Brunswick, Quebec Canadian law enforcement agencies work very well. Hand in hand at border protection and security.
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