city in Aroostook County, Maine, United States

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.

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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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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
Fort KentGrand Isle  N   S  Presque IsleHoulton

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