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Caribou is the most Northeastern City in the United States and located just 10 minutes from the Canadian border. The community was incorporated in 1859 and celebrates it's 150th birthday in 2009. The community has a rich agricultural history and is known for some of the finest snowmobiling in the Northeast.

Get in

Caribou is 1 hour north of Houlton on U.S Route 1. Travel times are approximately 3 hours north of Bangor, Maine, and 5 hours north of Portland, Maine. The community is 4 hours east of Quebec City and 2 hours north of Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Get around


  • Caribou Performing Arts Center, 308 Sweden St, 207-493-4278‎, [1]. Host local and national theater and live music. A hub of community and regional activities.
  • The Nylander Museum, 393 Main St, 207-493-4209, [2]. Natural history museum.


Goughan's Berry Farm: Fresh pick your own berries, pumpkins and Christmas trees.

Caribou High School City facility, featuring lit nordic ski trails.

Caribou Recreation Center with indoor elevated walking track

Caribou Country Club, public 9 hole golf course and excellent nordic ski trials.

Aroostook river, trout and salmon fishing and kayaking, just minutes from city center.

Caribou Historical Society, museum just south of Caribou features many artifacts from early life in Caribou.

Swedish Colony, just 10 minutes from Caribou.

Edged in Stone Perennial Gardens and walking paths, Old Washburn Road.





  • Caribou Inn and Convention Center, 19 Main Street, 800-235-0466 (fax: 207-498-3149), [4].

Get out

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