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Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge - Visitor Center

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Aroostook NWR has more than 5 miles of trails that begin at the wildlife refuge visitor center. Trails are well maintained and provide excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. All trails are groomed for skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.
Trail Activity
5.7 miles, Network
Caswell, Limestone
Dirt/Forest Floor, Grass, Groomed Snow


There are three sections of trail found in this area of the wildlife refuge. A 1.1 mile loop trail starts and ends at the refuge visitor center, while the East Loring Trail (3.5 miles) and Durepo Loop (1.1 mile) provide outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to explore the refuges rich diversity of habitats. Trails are groomed in the winter for classic and skate skiing.

Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge is open to the public from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week. With over five miles of skiing, snowshoeing and hiking trails, Aroostook NWR offers excellent opportunities for viewing moose, bear, deer, beaver, waterfowl and many species of migratory birds.

Other Information

Motorized vehicles, camping, campfires, mountain biking, horse-back riding, hunting, trapping and fishing are all prohibited on the refuge.

Dogs are permitted on the refuge but must remain on the leash at all times.

Trail Manager

Visit Aroostook National Wildlife Reserve online for more information or contact:

Aroostook and Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge
103 Headquarters Road
Baring, ME 04694
Phone: (207) 454-7161
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Avoid hypothermia, even in warm weather, by limiting your sweat and exposure to cold water. Bring warm and dry clothes in case the shivers set in.

Trailhead Information

Aroostook NWR visitor center and trail head are located off of ME Route 89 between Caribou and Limestone. From ME Route 89 take the Commerce Road (East gate entrance) to Refuge Road (look for the large brown wildlife refuge signs). The trailhead begins at the wildlife refuge kiosk next to the visitor center.

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