Living in Houlton


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Activity & Recreation

When you mention the state of Maine, most people immediately think of “The Great Outdoors”.   Majestic mountains, rugged coastline, expansive forests, clean lakes – nature the way it was intended.  Living in Houlton gives you access to all that Maine has to offer and everything is in your “back yard”.  Take a look at just a few of the things our residents have available to them and you will immediately know if Houlton is right for you.



Hiking enthusiasts benefit from our central location in the state.  We are minutes from some of the best hiking locations in the northeast.  Just north of us is Mars Hill Mountain.  In the winter it is home to affordable and accessible skiing, but in the summer you have an opportunity for a quick hike with fantastic views of the Southern Aroostook region.  Not to mention the fascinating landscape of wind turbines now functioning on the mountain.

Also, welcome to Houlton’s  Meduxnekeag River Trail.  It is 3 miles long (round trip) most of which is in forest.  Access is either from Riverside Park near North Street bridge or from a small parking lot on Lincoln Street.  Riverfront Trail

Minutes to our north is the Aroostook State Park, Maine’s 1st state park and home to multiple activities including hiking, fishing, boating and camping.  The image below was taken from the South Peak looking north.

Best known for being the northern terminus for the Appalachian Trail and the highest peak in Maine – Mount Katahdin, located in Baxter State Park, is just south of Houlton.


Take advantage of any of the regions golf courses including the Houlton Community Golf Club.  A list of all other Aroostook county courses can be found here.


Northern Maine is famous for it’s extensive snowmobile trail system.


Are you a skating or hockey fanatic?  Houlton has both an ice rink and roller rink to keep you going all year ’round.


If you’re looking for local camping opportunities, Houlton and Western New Brunswick offer several options.  More


Need to get fit and stay in shape?  You can find a local health club here.


Houlton Water Company

Water, sewer, and electricity are all supplied to the Town of Houlton by the Houlton Water Company (HWC), a consumer owned utility. Funded by the Town of Houlton, but chartered to best serve its customers, the HWC has been very successful in delivering high quality electric service at one of the lowest rates in New England.