About Fort Kent

Fort Kent

Fort Kent is situated on the northern border of Maine in the Saint John River valley. The area is known for its ideal winter conditions with ample snow from December through April. Rolling hills, lakes, rivers, forests, farms are all scenes you experience as you drive over the hills into the valley. Moose, bear, white-tail deer, raccoon, and porcupines are abundant. Cross country or alpine skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and snowshoeing are all popular forms of winter recreation. In the summer golfing, canoeing, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, and biking occupy the residents free time. Fort Kent and the St John Valley region has the small town atmosphere full of fun-loving, hard-working people who have embraced winter sports.

For more information about Fort Kent, the St John Valley, or for lodging please visit: Ft Kent Chamber of Commerce or call +207-834-5354

If your schedule permits, come visit us the first week of March to witness the most challenging sled dog race in the eastern US. For thirteen years, the Can-Am Crown, an Iditarod qualifier, has organized high quality racing events designed for the enjoyment of mushers, spectators and dog teams. All three Can Am Crown races (the 250, 60, and 30 mile races have highly accessible starts on Fort Kent’s Main Street and comfortably viewed finishes at Lonesome Pine Ski Lodge in Fort Kent. For more information please visit us at: www.can-am-crown.net.

For the first time in Can-Am History a Skijoring Race took place at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center on  March 1, 2015. It was hosted by the Fort Kent Outdoor Center and the Can Am Crown. The results can be seen here: Skijoring Races March 1, 2015.

 

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Directions to Fort Kent

From the North – Canada
From Montreal or Quebec City, take Trans Canada Route 20 (south shore route) east toward Riviere du Loup. Take Exit #488, Route 289 at St. Alexandre. About seven miles after the border of Quebec Province and New Brunswick (past the town of Baker Lake) turn right at the intersection of Route 289 and Route 120 to Clair, NB. There you will pass through the Canadian & US customs and border crossing. Take US Route 1 for one mile and then merge onto Maine highway #11 for one mile. There is a Blue and Yellow 10th Mountain Center sign on the right, take a right onto Paradis Circle and another right onto the 10th Mountain road. The venue is one mile up the hill.

From the South
From Bangor, take Interstate Route 95 North until you come to Exit #264, Sherman, Rroute 11. Follow Route 11 all the way to Fort Kent. The  venue is located about one mile before the town of Fort Kent. There will be a large blue 10th Mountain Center sign on your left. Take a left onto Paradis Circle and then a right onto the 10th Mountain road. The venue is one mile up the hill..

From Presque Isle
Take route US Route 1 to Caribou. In Caribou take Route 161 to Fort Kent. In Fort Kent take Route 11 South for one mile. There is a Blue and Yellow 10th Mountain Center sign on the right, take a right onto Paradis Circle and another right onto the 10th Mountain road. The venue is one mile up the hill.

From Frenchville
Take route US 1 North to Fort Kent. In Fort Kent take Route 11 South for one mile.  There is a Blue and Yellow 10th Mountain Center sign on the right, take a right onto Paradis Circle and another right onto the 10th Mountain road. The venue is one mile up the hill.

Driving Distances from Airports
Location Duration
Presque Isle, Maine, USA 1 hour
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada 3 hours
Bangor, Maine, USA 3.5 hours
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada 4 hours
Montreal, Quebec, Canada 6 hours
Boston, Massachusetts, USA 7.5 hours