Travel writer Malerie Yolen-Cohen is back with another piece for the Huffington Post, this time highlighting some of the quirky attractions of Maine’s Aroostook County in a piece titled “11 things you didn’t know about Maine’s extreme Northlands, but should.”
The piece is written for an audience of travelers and tourists, so for folks who live in The County, these aren’t really “things you didn’t know.” But to somebody from away, they might be considered hidden treasures they’d never thought to visit.
It’s interesting to see what one of the region’s top travel writers thinks are Aroostook’s most enticing attractions.
On Yolen-Cohen’s list are:
- The to-scale solar system model stretching from Houlton to Presque Isle.
- The Presque Isle Air Museum and the town’s history of hosting America’s first intercontinental ballistic missile, as well as the launching point for the first transatlantic hot air balloon flight.
- The potato farm stands along Route 1 after the harvest.
- 18th century Acadian folk hero Marguerite Blanche Thibodeau and the Madawaska museum in her honor.
- The start of the East Coast-long U.S. Route 1 in Fort Kent.
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