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.
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.
- 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, ☏ . Natural history museum.
- Caribou Performing Arts Center, 308 Sweden St, ☏ . 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.
- 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.
- Burger Boy, Sweden Street. Open summers, burgers & ice cream.
- Cindy's Sub Shop, Sweden Street. Homemade subs and sandwiches.
- Sleeper's, Rt #1, ☏ . 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), ☏ . Bar & grill
- Big Cheese Pizza, South Main Street.
|Routes through Caribou|
|Fort Kent ← Grand Isle ←||N S||→ Presque Isle → Houlton|