Aroostook County Haunted 2 Day Itinerary

Note – we put some scheduled times in here just to give you some ideas. You can pick and choose what you want to do. Be sure to look at when they are open and if there are any COVID restrictions. In fact, it would probably be a good idea to call any that you plan to visit just to be on the safe side.

 

 

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DAY 1 (Friday)

9:00 AM – Breakfast at the Greenhouse Restaurant

19 Main Street, Caribou, ME 04736

Start off your day with breakfast at the Greenhouse Restaurant! Open for breakfast and lunch, Monday- Friday 6:00 am- 2:00 pm and Saturday- Sunday 7:00 am- 2:00 pm! Also open for supper, Monday- Saturday 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm and Sunday 4:30 pm- 8:00 pm!

20 min drive to Loring Commerce Centre / Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge

10:20 AM – Loring Commerce Centre and Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge

Loring Commerce Centre, Limestone, ME 04750 / 97 Refuge Road, Limestone, ME 04750

Head to Loring Commerce Centre, the location of the once-active Loring Air Force Base in Limestone. The base was once one of the largest bases of the U.S. Air Force’s Strategic Air Command until it was closed in 1994. Since then, it has been redeveloped as an industrial and aviation park. The Loring Air Force Base is also known for its plethora of UFO sightings, which adds to its mysterious vibes. The Loring Commerce Centre is also located next to the Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge, which features beautiful wildlife, trails, and is a great spot for viewing the fall foliage.

20 min drive to Frederick’s Southside Restaurant

12:40 PM – Lunch at Frederick’s Southside Restaurant

507 Main Street, Caribou, ME 04736

Stop at Frederick’s Southside Restaurant, also known as Freddie’s, for lunch for their delicious pizza and other options including stir fry, burgers, fried food, salads, and more.

10 min drive to Goughan’s Berry Farm

1:50 PM – Goughan’s Berry Farm

875 Fort Fairfield Road, Caribou, ME 04736

Houlton Corn Field

Head to Goughan’s Berry Farm where you can go through their corn maze with a new pattern every year, pick your own pumpkins, play some mini-golf, and grab some ice cream at their dairy bar. 

20 min drive to Irish Setter Pub

4:45 PM – Dinner at Irish Setter Pub

710 Main Street, Presque Isle, ME 04769

Prepare for the Haunted Woods Walk by having dinner at the Irish Setter Pub in Presque Isle for a relaxing pub atmosphere where you can find a variety of great food.

15 min drive to the Nordic Heritage Center

6:00 PM – Haunted Woods Walk 

Nordic Heritage Center, 450 Fort Fairfield Road, Presque Isle, ME 04769

Our last stop of the day will be at the Nordic Heritage Center for the annual Haunted Woods Walk. You can order tickets ahead of time or at the door, and the line usually begins at 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM, but be sure to confirm this year’s times and location before you come! Be prepared to walk through the woods while spooky clowns, witches, and ghosts jump out at you on this spooky night of fun!

DAY 2 (Saturday)

9:00 AM – Breakfast at Governor’s Restaurant & Bakery

350 Main Street, Presque Isle, ME 04769

Start off your day at Governor’s Restaurant & Bakery, a classic Maine chain, for breakfast where they are serving up delicious meals and baked goods to get you ready for the day. 

10:00 AM – Drive to Houlton

Drive from Presque Isle to Houlton along US-1 South, enjoying the scenery along the route.

1-hour drive from Presque Isle to Houlton

11:00 AM – Houlton Riverfront Park

49 North Street, Houlton, ME 04730

Houlton Gateway
Houlton Gateway Bridge

Take a stroll at the Houlton Riverfront Park where you can walk along their trails following the Meduxnekeag River and read about local history and wildlife via the trail’s various plaques while enjoying the beautiful fall foliage. 

5 min drive to Taste of China

12:00 PM – Lunch at the Taste of China

127 Military Street, Houlton, ME 04730

Stop at the Taste of China for lunch to get some delicious Chinese cuisine.

1:00 PM – Drive along Route 2A, also known as the Haynesville Woods

Route 2A, Wytopitlock, ME 04497

Drive from Houlton to Wytopitlock along Route 2A, also known as the Haynesville Woods. This road is known for being a haunted and dangerous road due to its plethora of ghost stories and accidents. Supposedly, many truck drivers have crashed while hauling potatoes to Boston on a dangerous turn in the road. There are also rumors of a woman screaming that her husband is trapped in a vehicle but when travelers stop, the woman vanishes. Others have supposedly seen a little girl on the side of the road who was hit by a semi-truck long ago.

4:45 PM – Dinner at the Courtyard Cafe

61 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730

Head to the Courtyard Cafe for dinner for a delicious meal prepared using fresh and local ingredients. 

15 min drive to Linneus Haunted Hayride

6:00 PM – Linneus Haunted Hayride

Linneus, ME 04730

Finally, arrive in Linneus for the town’s annual haunted hayride. The hayride changes from year to year but will always feature scary scenes to give you a fright. The event attracts between 2,500 and 3,500 people annually. It typically runs from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, but be sure to confirm timing, dates, and location before heading over. 


Packing Checklist

The weather in Maine can be unpredictable. Therefore, here are some ideas to be prepared. Wear comfortable clothes and dress in layers, Maine is very casual, so you probably will not find any restaurants that require formal attire.

 

Spring/Summer/Fall: clothes, comfortable sneakers or hiking shoes for walking, sun hat, sunscreen, sweater or jacket, insect repellent, toiletries, and phone/camera

Winter: clothes (layers), ski pants highly recommended, winter boots, jacket, hats, scarves, gloves, warm socks, toiletries, and phone/camera. Please pack a helmet if you are participating in snowmobiling, skiing, or snowboarding.

Fun Facts

The Maine-based country musician Dick Curless wrote the song “A Tombstone Every Mile” about the Haynesville Woods in 1965.

Maine is known for the “Allagash Abductions” which occurred in Allagash, ME in 1976. This case is one of the most well-documented abductions and is so popular that it was featured on an episode of Unsolved Mysteries, Abducted by UFOs, and the book The Allagash Abductions by Raymond E. Fowler was written about the events. 

Other Halloween Activities

Aroostook County is full of spooky and fun events in October, so be sure to check out these as well:

  • Haunted Hearse Tours
    • The Presque Isle Historical Society hosts monthly Haunted Hearse Tours of the historic city from May to October with special tours around Halloween. The tour features recent findings from the Maine Paranormal Investigative Team about lingering spirits and ghosts. 
  • Allagash UFO Sightings
    • Aroostook County is known for its UFO sightings after the famous Allagash UFO Sightings from 1976. This case is one of the most well-documented UFO sightings to date, although its authenticity is often questioned. Nonetheless, the story grew in popularity and was featured in an episode of Unsolved MysteriesAbducted by UFOs, and the book The Allagash Abductions by Raymond E. Fowler.
  • Aroostook County Brew Festival
    • The Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce and the Aroostook Shrine Club partner annually to put on the Aroostook County Brew & Wine Fest. The event is typically the first Saturday in October for a fun and unique event for craft beer and wine lovers while promoting Aroostook County grown products.