The village of Arootook was once n important railway centre, and lies at the junction of the Aroostook River and the Saint John River. The Aroostook River, which begins in Maine, is named for the Maliseet word Woolahstook “good river for everything,” and was first seen on DeRozier’s map of 1699 as “Arassatuk,” though it went through a number of spellings before the current one was settled on in 1852.
In 1839 the border with the US was in dispute, and finally resolved with the Webster-Ashburton Treaty. The town was first called Arestook in 1852, and renamed two years later to Aroostook. South of the Perth-Andover area is a great deal of forestry, agricultural and industrial activity along the St. John River Valley and the Beechwood Dam headpond.
Perth Andover Legion Community Fair (early July) Summer Fest Celebrations (early August)
Aroostoook and Perth-AndoverAttractions
Southern Victoria Historical Museum
West Riverside Drive, off Hwy 2
This 1837 church now houses interesting and eclectic area memorabilia.
1112 Route 105, Exits 112 or 115
Nature trail, playground and concession stand. The Maple Trail is a 5 km trail that starts and ends in the park.
1177 W Riverside Dr, Perth-Andover, NB E7H 5G6
Waterfront Park has BBQ pits, covered picnic area, gazebo, fountain, boat docks & landing, and parking for RVs.
Aroostook Valley Country Club
506 273-9184 or 1-877-833-4622
The golf course where the Stars and Stripes and Maple Leaf fly side by side; where you can tee off on holes #1 (The International), #2 (The Grove) or #9 (Old Ironsides) and literally hit it “out of the country”.The US-Canada international boundary divides our 18-hole golf course and clubhouse in Canada from the Pro Shop and parking lot in the USA.
International Appalachian Trail
The International Appalachian Trail, a route cherished by backpacking enthusiasts, also crosses into Aroostook territory. The trail links the 3 highest peaks of the Appalachian Mountain chain: Mont Jacques-Cartier in Quebec, Mount Carleton in New Brunswick and Mount Katahdin in the state of Maine.