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Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge
The Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge contains 47 offshore islands and three coastal parcels, totaling more than 7400 acres. The complex spans more than 150 miles of Maine coastline and includes five national wildlife refuges -- Petit Manan, Cross Island, Franklin Island, Seal Island...
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Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge
Description: Aroostook NWR is located on part of the former Loring Air Force Base, in Limestone, Maine. It was established in 1998, when 4,700 acres were transferred from the U.S. Air Force to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The refuge also administers some 2,400 acres 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 NWR protects valuable wildlife habitat. The variety of habitat types attracts a diversity of wildlife species.

Wildlife to Watch: The refuge offers several trails totaling approximately 6 miles. The trails lead the observer through the various habitats found on the refuge, wetlands, spruce-fir, and northern hardwood forests. Opportunities to see moose, black bear, mink, marten, fisher, and up to twenty species of warbler abound.

Special Tips: Mid-May through June and September are the best times to see the refuges' wildlife.

Ownership: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 
Size: 4900 acres 
Closest Town: Limestone

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Aroostook NWR - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
In Caribou, take Route 89 West toward Limestone. Turn left onto Loring Commerce Road and proceed for approximately two miles. Ahead will be a set of railroad tracks; cross the tracks, and bear right at the fork. The refuge office and Visitor Contact Station is on the right.

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Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge : Wildlife Viewing Area