Welcome to Linneus!

Welcome to Linneus

Linneus was initially organized as a land grant made in 1804 as an endowment for a professorship at Harvard University and took its name from the Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus. “The first settler came in 1826.” (McCauley p.99 – The Names of Maine)The town was incorporated in 1836. Linneus is in the heart of Aroostook potato country, and agriculture and logging remain today’s biggest economic drivers.


  • Nickerson Lake Nickerson Lake Rd, Linneus, ME 04730
    • Lovely lake and park with a boat launch. This is a great place for a swim (or snowshoe walk in the winter!) and a picnic.
  • Gallifreyan Farm 133 Codfish Ridge Rd, Linneus, ME 04730 | (207) 358-0306
    • Small farm that focuses on alternative sustainable agriculture and humanely-harvested angora and alpaca fiber. Their products include sustainably grown veggies, garden seedlings, alpaca yarn, fiber products, felting kits, felted items, and hand-turned pens!
  • Katahdin’s Shadow Outfitters 2507 Bangor Rd, Linneus, ME 04730 | (207) 649-9975

    • Hunting guide service specializing in bear, moose, turkey, and deer hunts!
  • Linneus Haunted Hayride Linneus, ME 04730
    • Be prepared to be spooked! This popular event takes place annually in October at the Linneus Fire Department! Please contact the Linneus Rec department at to verify dates and times before visiting.
  • Sunnyside Family Farm 406 New Limerick Rd, Linneus, ME 04730 | (207) 532-7058
    • This friendly family farm raises chickens, turkeys, blueberries, raspberries, apples, and pumpkins and offers U-Pick along with hay rides and other activities in season!


  • Grammy’s Country Inn 1687 Bangor Rd, Linneus, ME 04730 | (207) 532-7808
    Grammy's Country Inn
    Grammy’s Country Inn
    • Great restaurant cooking homemade food, just like Grammy used to make! Their desserts, including fresh pies and puddings, are especially popular! Seasonal- please call before visiting.
  • Check out a variety of other dining options in nearby Hodgdon, Houlton, New Limerick, and Oakfield.


Shops & Services

  • Aurora Mills and Farm 408 Burton Rd, Linneus, Maine 04730 | (207) 521-0094
    • USDA-certified organic farm focused on producing high-quality grains and flour, including wheat, oat, rye, spelt, and more!
  • Bye Brook Farm 449 Drew’s Mill Rd, Linneus, ME 04730
    • Small farm focused on creating high-quality wool-spinning fleeces and working to keep Maine’s sheep-raising traditions alive!
  • Clark’s Variety 1768 Bangor Rd, Linneus, ME 04730 | (207) 532-9394
    • Great convenience stores and gas stations offer various fresh foods, including pizza and subs.
  • Linneus Sno-Sports 45 Mill Rd, Linneus, ME 04730 | (207) 200-4822
    •  Local club that maintains Linneus’ snowmobile trails and a 6-mile Nordic ski trail network. Their clubhouse is open on winter weekends for lunch!

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