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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. The community has a rich agricultural history and is known for some of the finest snowmobiling in the Northeast.

Get in[edit]

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.

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See[edit]

  • A total solar eclipse on Monday 8 April 2024 starts at 3:32PM local time and lasts 2 min. The chances of a clear sky are 25%. The track of totality is northeast from Mexico and Texas to Ohio and straddling the Canada–New England border, then across Maine to New Brunswick and Newfoundland.
  • The Nylander Museum, 657 Main St, +1 207 493-4209. Natural history museum.

Do[edit]

  • Caribou Performing Arts Center, 308 Sweden St, +1 207 493-4278. Host local and national theater and live music. A hub of community and regional activities.
  • 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, 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.
  • Old Washburn Road. Edged in Stone Perennial Gardens and walking paths.

Buy[edit]

  • Monica's Scandavian Gift Shop. Sweden Street Caribou-Swedish gift shop.
  • Sleeper's, Rt. #1. Caribou grocery and clothing store with name brand clothing and footwear for men/ladies and youth.

Eat[edit]

  • Burger Boy, Sweden Street. Open summers, burgers & ice cream.
  • Cindy's Sub Shop, Sweden Street. Homemade subs and sandwiches.
  • Sleeper's, Rt #1, +1 207-498-8181. Offering cooked lobster and homemade rolls & salads.
  • Par & Grill, Bennett Drive. Indoor golf and restaurant.
  • Frederick's Southside, South Main Street.
  • Jade Palace Chinese (Skyway Plaza).
  • Farms Bakery and Coffee Shop. Freshly baked pastries
  • Greenhouse Restaurant (at Caribou Inn and Convention Center).
  • Sports Inn, 97 Bennett Drive (at Caribou Bowl - A - Drome), +1 207-498-3386. Bar & grill
  • Big Cheese Pizza, South Main Street.

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Routes through Caribou
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