Transportation in southern Aroostook County
Houlton International Airport serves the area with private and corporate aircraft services. Aircraft with one hour’s notice are able to clear customs directly at the airport.
Northern Maine Regional in Presque Isle with several daily commercial flights to Bangor, Portland and Boston to connecting flights.
1,125 miles of roadway in northern Maine and Interstate 95 provide vital links to markets throughout southern Aroostook. Interstate 95 begins at Houlton.
U.S. Route 1, a two-lane undivided highway, serves as the major north to south route for eastern Aroostook Country from Houlton to Fort Kent.
The Maine Northern Railway (MNR) provides dependable transportation for products into Canada and New England.
Ports of Entry
There are five major seaports that serve the southern Aroostook area:
- Eastport, Maine – 124 miles
- St. John, NB, Canada – 140 miles
- Searsport, Maine – 170 miles
- Riviere du Loup, PQ, Canada – 180 miles
- Portland, Maine – 250 miles
Business and Industrial Sites
There are approximately 19 sites zoned for industrial use in southern Aroostook that have water, sewer, 3-phase power services, as well as road access. Sites range from small acre parcels to large, multi-acre tracks.
Today’s telecommunications technology means you will find the best of both worlds in southern Aroostook County – Enjoy low cost living and the lifestyle benefits of rural America, while profiting from high speed fiber optic links between you and your markets, worldwide. Maine telecommunication providers have built international capabilities with fiber optic lines crossing the border into Canada, delivering gigabit level speeds for high quality voice and video communications. For worldwide business or your own corporate network, communicate around the world without leaving your Aroostook County office. No matter where your customers are, they are just seconds away from The County.
The International Connection
If your business focus includes international markets, then Aroostook has some natural advantages. It borders the Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick at 15 towns. It is geographically the closet region to the European business community in the continental United States.
The southern Aroostook town of Houlton is home to the largest of the fifteen custom stations and is open 24 hours a day with full United States Custom Services.