Maine Town Spotlight – Island Falls ME
Today’s Maine town spotlight on Island Fall ME, in Aroostook County.
Island Falls Maine is a friendly small town. Located off Interstate 95 exit 276 heading north to Aroostook County.
US Rt 2 is a primary highway artery servicing Island Falls Maine, population 793.
USA President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt started coming to Island Falls Maine in 1878.
Camping, hunting the virgin game.To walk through the wildlife infested North Maine woods.
And to read his bible hiking to a beautiful point of land at the confluence of the West Branch of the Mattawamkeag River and First Brook.
Every day during his stay in Island Falls, the President camped at the southern end of Mattawamkeag Lake while hunting and fishing throughout the area guided by Bill Sewell. Exploring the unspoiled game trails of wildlife and our precious natural waterways.
Here are the Island Falls Maine Town GPS coordinates.
Location of Bible Point: From Island Falls, take the Merriman Road to its end, then follow the hiking trail along the western shore of the West Branch of the Mattawamkeag River approximately one mile.
In addition to Mattawamkeag Lake, Pleasant Lake is also located in Island Falls Maine.
Outdoor recreation fun is easy in an area of Southern Aroostook this beautiful, unspoiled by man.
Va-Jo-Wa Golf Course is an eighteen hole course in the town of Island Falls Maine.
Featuring 6223 yards of challenging Maine golfing course greens, tees for a par of 72.
The Aroostook County golf course is as challenging as it is scenic! The course has a slope rating of 125, an over all rating of 70.4 and was first opened in 1964.
Potato, grain farmers, an active woods lumbering industry are two major income producers for the area included, surrounding Island Falls Maine. Maine snow sled ITS trails and ATV paths to explore the area where a car can not go get the vacationer and local to the hidden, special areas. Tourism for the outdoor enthusiast is what makes Island Falls Maine a jewel for recreation.
The area health care needs are served by the Katahdin Valley Health Center.
There is a super veterinarian Jean Innis. Check out Island Falls Vet Service.
The RSU 50 system covers Island Falls and area schools for educating elementary and high school students.
Island Falls Maine was formed, became a town 1872, with vital statistic collection started in 1910.
The Island Falls Historical Museum features photographs, memorabilia in an old jail filled with yesteryear history and artifacts. Like most small Maine towns, Island Falls was more bustling when everything happened local. Back in the days of traveling on trains, when blacksmiths shoed horses, farmers were on every country side road and potatoes were king. Woods work and farming is still a big part of the Northern Maine economy. Just smaller farms are not the norm, bigger operations are. Micro farming is picking up the pace four times faster though than the national average. The soil is so fertile, the land cost per acre so inexpensive.
Watch an area Aroostook County Maine farm potato fall harvest video. Maine has sixteen counties, Island Falls is in Aroostook County with the Shiretown, capital in Houlton ME.
Maine town showcase – Island Falls ME, small town in Southern Aroostook County. Learn more about Vacation’s places, people and the way life rolls here in the state in the upper right hand corner of the country.
Maine, come for a day, stay a life time.There are lots of trails to explore in the under populated lands around Island Falls Maine.
And due to the handy location near Baxter Park, with famous Mt Katahdin to climb, hike, enjoy.
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