Maine Town Spotlight | Littleton ME – Aroostook County
Littleton Maine is located in Aroostook County, bordered on the east by the US-Canadian International boundary.
This small farming, wooded portion of Maine’s largest county is just north of Houlton Maine, the Aroostook county seat.
The Farmer’s Museum, the Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum is located in Littleton Maine.
Formerly the Littleton Consolidated School, the rich past heritage of the Northern Maine farming life is showcased at the US RT 1 location. More on the SAAM Farmers Museum.
Littleton Maine’s population has grown in the last census to 1068 people.
For visitors to “The County”, “The Crown Of Maine” there is lots to do around Littleton Maine besides visiting the Farmer’s Museum though. All of Northern Maine recreational options are just wait ing for you to clear up some free time in your busy schedule to enjoy, sample.
Cary Lake, others along with rivers, streams like Big Brook to fly fish, for brook trout are waiting for you to make time wet your line. Cary Lake is clean, uncrowded and fun for fishing, swimming. Or just spending the day on the shores with a picnic lunch.
I learned how to swim at Cary Lake when my Aunt Ruth’s summer horse riding camp all made the trip up to learn the paddling basics.
Watch a video for the Meduxnekeag Ramblers Snow Sled Club, have some breakfast.
Check out Maine Lakes, the ones in Aroostook County in particular.
There are many of them for waterfront recreational fun for no cost. Just bring your boat, kayak or swimming trunks, suit.
The Meduxnekeag Snow Sled Club is located on Cary Lake, which borders the Wiley Road.The club grooms the snow sled trails, has amazing breakfasts through out the winter months on Saturday mornings too.
US Rt 1 is the Maine artery moving traffic up and down through Aroostook County. And always pretty much 1.5 miles away from the US – Canadian border too on a parallel course. The township is the standard six miles by six mile square like others around it in Aroostook County.
The Littleton or Haggerty Ridge and West Ridge Roads offers tremendous views into Canada from elevated terrains. Fall foliage is tremendous but all the seasons are pretty in Southern Aroostook County. Sample all of them.
The Meduxnekeag Ramblers Snow Sled clubhouse is available for functions from family reunions, weddings, meetings for a small fee.
The cedar building was a donation from Ward Log Homes, other local generous contributors all located in Houlton Maine area.
Littleton Maine has a concentration of potato and grain farmers.
And wooded sections keep the lumbermen busy, industrious.
Lumbering came to Aroostook around 1820 when Maine became a state.
Shepard Cary, that Cary Library in Houlton Maine is named after and John Goddard built logging camps around the Littleton Maine area. Large pine logs around Houlton Maine area the main target, attraction.
Since there were virtually no roads in this area, all logs were transported via local rivers during the spring runoff.
Most of the wood floated north into the St. John through tributaries such as the Fish, Aroostook and Meduxnekeag Rivers.
Some also went south into the Penobscot via the Mattawamkeag and several other smaller rivers.
The school children of Littleton Maine attend the early grades in the Wellington School.
It is located one town north in Monticello Maine.
I attended a Littleton Maine School graduation when it was open and not a dry eye existed in the auditorium.
Each graduating student talked to the audience and shared their educational experience.
Small Maine town schools have lots of pride, family connections.
We care about our kids, the next generation that needs to have all the help, training to prepare for the brave new world out there in the wild blue yonder.
The older kids in Littleton travel by bus in to Houlton Schools, as part of the same SAD or RSU 29 school administrative district.
The covered Watson Bridge crosses the Meduxnekeag River in Littleton Maine and offers a picturesque farm county scene.
Level to rolling fertile farm fields loaded with rich soil make Littleton Maine one of the bread baskets for Aroostook County.
Cowperthwaite Farms is one of the major suppliers of Houlton Farms Dairy Products.
It’s located on US Rt 1 in Littleton Maine and part of the best, freshest local milk around.
Littleton Maine has a strong fire department, full time town office, a community playground. A third generation Maine water well driller, Watson Wells is headquartered in Littleton Maine.
Littleton Maine, friendly folks living in a bedroom community north of Houlton ME, the shopping, employment, health and education center of Southern Aroostook County. Welcome to Northern Maine!
Hope you enjoyed this Maine town spotlight blog post on Littleton Maine. Learn more about Patten Maine, Danforth Maine, Presque Isle Maine, Fort Fairfield Maine, Island Falls Maine and future spotlight blog posts.
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