In the early 1900s, the town of Houlton was one of the 10 richest communities in the United States due to its thriving logging and potato industries. Many of the Victorian mansions constructed during this era have been well maintained and the town’s Market Square District contains an impressive collection of buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Houlton, the county seat of Aroostook County, is centrally located among some of the best snowmobiling and ATV trail riding in the Northeast. Canoeing and primitive camping along the region’s lakes and streams is another popular pastime. Local attractions include the mysterious “Boy with Leaking Boot” sculpture, and the world’s largest scale model of the solar system, which begins in Presque Isle and ends 40 miles away at the Houlton Visitor Information Center.