Welcome to historic, friendly Houlton Maine!
Things To Do For Fun
Each season presents a different opportunity for indoor and outdoor fun. The many lakes, proximity to Baxter State Park and juants into Canada or hitting the nature trails make Houlton a good spot to discover all Maine offers. Take a trip Downeast easily from Houlton Maine. Hit the hiking or groomed snow sled / ATV trails around Southern Aroostook that connect Houlton to north, west, southern Maine.
In spring take part like about 100 other paddlers do in the celebration of spring in “The County”.
Canoe and kayaks from all over the northeast take part in the Meduxnekeag River Race. An event started by Ricker College water paddling enthusiasts.
A 35 year old tradition, the Houlton river race benefits Dollars For Scholars fund raising for the area college bound young adults. The canoe river race starts in New Limerick to the west, is 9.5 miles long, ends with every eating red snapper hot dogs and sharing stories at the Riverfront Park in Houlton. Another earlier river race video to watch. Don’t get wet.
Our downtown Midnight Madness, the 4th of July parade, the multi day Maine State Agricultural Fair offer many options for fun. Houlton School of Dance has wonderful programs for all age children. So does the Houlton Children’s Starbright Theatre for young thespians. These are just some of options for area fine arts. Tennis and basketball courts, a new little league field are available to the public too. Head over to Baxter State Park to climb Mount Katahdin is another option.
Stop at the Lumberman’s Museum for some bean hole baked beans and get an early forest lumbering timber history lesson. More choices? How about a drive down to East Grand Lake to play in the water and enjoy the Million Dollar View! Or how about strapping on the boards, heading to Mars Hill’s Big Rock ski area? Come on. Hop in the jeep. Get your passport ready when we roll down the window and the port inspector says “Bonjour”. We’ve hopping the boundary line, crossing the border into Canada to ski. Being smack dab on the border with Canada is a whole source of things to do for fun just crossing the boundary line. We are all related on both sides of “over home” and Houlton Maine border town status is a real perk!
The Millar Arena Civic Center offers indoor public ice skating and is home of the SAMHA (Southern Aroostook Minor Hockey) plus the varsity level Blackhawks high school program.
The Houlton Maine parks and rec program, the school and community music events are second to none. Houlton is the music town of Maine and respected statewide. We host many statewide jazz and show choir festival school competitions because of a large, hard working, highly trained music boosters organization. Don’t forget mentioning the over 50 year old Houlton Maine Star Bright Children’s Theatre started back in 1968 By Bob Johnson.
Just a few of the opportunities for what to do for fun in Houlton Maine! And don’t forget the Houlton Community Golf Course on the waterfront shores of Nickerson Lake to chase the white ball and sink a put. Or the vast wooded sections to hunt and camp, the many clean lakes, rivers, streams of all sizes too surrounding Houlton Maine. Including Crescent Park on Nickerson Lake in New Limerick.
One more popular past time in “The County”. Hitting the Houlton Farms Dairy Bar! We are so so lucky to have our own local dairy in Houlton Maine! No other milks, dairy products taste as fresh or delicious as what’s in the orange, black, white color cartoon!
In summer, every thursday night, McGill’s Community Band provides free open air outdoor concerts in the amphitheatre with 100 members of all age musicians making orchestra music!
Show tunes, big band, march songs, popular hits, hear them all. The largest community band in “Music Town” deserves a listen to so bring your lawn chair. Munch on a grilled snack from “The Bus” cooking them up curbside in the park. What a setting, under the maple shade trees and with a setting sun of dusk in our small friendly Maine town entertained by local volunteer musicians with wearing white dress shirts and red vests.
Farmer’s Markets are held Saturday morning in Houlton Maine’s Market Square.
The nearby Amish produce growers of Smyrna and East Hodgdon Maine and other area farmers pitch in to service shoppers in an outdoor settings! There is a strong connection in small town community living in a vibrant Maine community. You volunteer, pitch in and contribute. You plan and work an event. Not hands off and in the crowd just attending it and then go home.
The County Co Op And Feed Store offers a blend of social fellowship and good wholesome food for the body and mind. For the maintenance of your soul, Houlton Maine with a a variety of places to worship has a dozen churches.
And you can always curl up with a good book from Cary Public Library.
Or attend a flick, dinner and a movie at the Temple Cinema Theatre in downtown Market Square. Maybe take in a Houlton School of Dance recital. HS of Dance has been part of the many fine arts presentations for thirty years in Houlton.
Houlton Maine, a wonderful place to live, work and play!
Need groceries, vacationing here in Southern Aroostook County? Hit the aisles of Andy’s IGA, Hannaford Shop and Save, Walmart store number 1974 or County Yankee. No one goes hungry and always the best prices is what you will find in the friendly service grocery shopping in Houlton Maine. A safe and wholesome place to raise a family or start a small business. The work ethic is high, the attitude of the local community is friendly, helpful, respectful! Welcome to Houlton Maine where affordable housing is not a problem to secure at a very attractive price! Need help finding a room, lodging place to stay in Houlton Maine?