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Caribou is known as "The Most Northeastern City in the United States." It is located in Aroostook County in the northeastern section of Maine. Incorporated in 1859 as the town of Lyndon, the name was changed to Caribou in February of 1869, and then back to Lyndon in March of that same year. Finally, in 1877, Caribou was confirmed the towns official name and it incorporated as a city in 1967. Today, the population of Caribou is approximately 8,300 residents. Aroostook County offers unlimited recreational opportunities in its beautiful natural forests and wilderness areas. This is the place to come to really escape city life and enjoy the out of doors. Caribou is near Aroostook Countys impressive snowmobile system, and other activities include cross-country skiing, hiking, sledding, fishing, boating, camping and wildlife viewing. Its not at all uncommon to see moose and other wildlife roaming the area. Several beautiful, pristine lakes in the region are known for their salmon and trout fishing. Aroostook County has a strong French-Acadian heritage and there are several special events throughout the year to celebrate the history of the area, such as the Acadian Festival and the Potato Blossom Festival. Caribou is definitely a place for all seasons and a great place to get away from it all.

Surrounding areas: Sinclair, Maine (24.4 mi), Fort Kent, Maine (38.3 mi)

Caribou Vacation Rentals

Caribou Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Days Inn CaribouCaribou, ME (207) 493-3311
Russell's MotelCaribou, ME (207) 498-2567
Keddy's Motor Inn And Convention CenterUS Rt 1 Houlton RdPresque Isle, ME12.4 mi.(207) 764-3321
Keddy's Motor InnSouth Main St Box 270Presque Isle, ME12.4 mi.(207) 764-3321
Northeastland Hotel436 Main StPresque Isle, ME12.4 mi.(207) 768-5321
Overlook MotelNorth Main St Pobox 347Eagle Lake, ME29.9 mi.(207) 444-4535

Caribou Weather & Climate

The Northeast Corner of the state of Maine borders the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec. Four distinct seasons are punctuated by sharp changes in the weather. Northern Maine has cold to frigid winters with over 150 inches of snow per year, making it one of the best regions in the state for skiing and snowmobiling. As the days grow longer in March, the snow begins to recede. However, snowstorms can still occur until mid-April, although it does not usually stay on the ground for long. Summers are delightful with mild to warm daytime temperatures and cool evenings. Autumn in northern Maine has glorious displays of fall foliage along with crisp, cool mornings, bright sunny days and cold nights. Rainfall is moderate and can occur anytime of the year, although summer is generally the rainy season. Thunderstorms in spring and summer are possible.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 19°F 0°F 2.97 in. -
February 23°F 2°F 2.06 in. -
March 34°F 15°F 2.57 in. -
April 47°F 29°F 2.64 in. -
May 62°F 40°F 3.28 in. -
June 71°F 49°F 3.31 in. -
July 76°F 54°F 3.89 in. -
August 74°F 52°F 4.15 in. -
September 64°F 43°F 3.27 in. -
October 51°F 34°F 2.99 in. -
November 37°F 23°F 3.12 in. -
December 24°F 8°F 3.19 in. -

Caribou Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Loring International airport (ME16) located about 8 miles northeast of Caribou in Limestone, Maine, the Northern Maine Regional At Presque Isle airport (PQI) located approximately 11 miles south of Caribou in Presque Isle, Maine, and finally the Houlton International airport (HUL) located roughly 52 miles south of Caribou in Houlton, Maine.

Caribou Attractions

Golf Courses
Caribou Country ClubCaribouME 
Limestone Country ClubLimestoneME9.5 mi.
Presque Isle Country ClubPresque IsleME10.5 mi.
Portage Hills Country ClubPortageME22.7 mi.
State Parks
Aroostook State ParkME18.0 mi. 
Northen Maine Museum of SciencePresque IsleME12.4 mi.(Science)

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