Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge - Hiking & Backpacking


Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge is located on part of the former Loring Air Force Base, in Aroostook County, Maine. It was established in 1998, when 4,700 acres (19 km2) were transferred from the United States Air Force to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The refuge also administers some 2,400 acres (970 ha) of wetland conservation easements throughout Aroostook County. In a portion of Maine where the landscape is dominated by agricultural crops such as potatoes and broccoli, Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge protects valuable wildlife habitat. The variety of habitat types attracts a diversity of wildlife species. The refuge has a surface area of 5,252 acres (21.25 km2). It is part of the Town of Limestone.

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