Keeping the Balance at Presque Isle

Keeping the Balance at Presque Isle

When a striving city managed to balance the preservation of nature, kept up with the changing demands of the society and sustained their upward streaking economy, then living happily on this specific place would really be possible.

We have seen and heard of cities that let its beauty crumble when submerged into modernization or a city who sacrificed being advanced for they loved their floras and faunas more than anything else. It is very rare for a community to get the best of both worlds and only a chosen few had been unscathed amidst coping with the general idea of development. Luckily, Presque Island is way better than being shaken by attaining growth and retaining assets and it is well-expected in the decades to come that they would still be committed in reaping only the good for its citizens.


Presque Isle is located at 46°40′46″N 68°0′8″W (46.679321, −68.002166).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 77.60 square miles (200.98 km2), of which 75.76 square miles (196.22 km2) is land and 1.84 square miles (4.77 km2) is water. Presque Isle is drained by the Aroostook River and Presque Isle Stream.


The City of Presque Isle is home to approximately 9,511 residents located in the central portion of Aroostook County in northern Maine. The City offers a full range of municipal services unequaled for a similar sized community in the State of Maine. Presque Isle has evolved into a regional service center for commerce, business, education, health care, air transportation and recreation.


Presque Isle is classified as under the humid continental climate class which has long cold winters and short warm summers.

Presque Isle, Maine, gets 35 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 88 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 139.

On average, there are 159 sunny days per year in Presque Isle, ME. The July high is around 78 degrees. The January low is 2. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 62 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.


A small airport was established in 1931. It was expanded within the decade and later assumed major military importance. The Presque Isle Air Force Base, in operation between 1941 and 1961, was a major departure point for U.S. fighter planes during World War II and the Korean War due to its relative proximity to Europe. The former base is now the Northern Maine Regional Airport at Presque Isle, the Northern Maine Community College, and the Skyway Industrial Park.


In 1881 the New Brunswick Railway created the first rail connection in Presque Isle. The Bangor and Aroostook Railroad arrived in 1895.

If you’d want to travel Presque Island via your own volition, you can always rent a car at services like Ace Rent-a-Car, Avis, Budget and E-Z Auto Rental. Greyhound Bus Lines are also travelling to inside Presque Island on limited stops. Other two bus lines are Concord Coach Lines and Shoreline Explorer. Limousine services are also abundant in Presque Island.

What to See

Aroostook State Park

Aroostook State Park ( is located in the southern part of the city. The park was first opened in 1939, as the first state park in Maine. It spans about 800 acres and features camping areas, hiking trails, boating, fishing, canoeing, swimming and winter activities such as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Other park amenities include restrooms, showers, playgrounds and picnic areas.


University of Maine Presque Isle

The University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI) is part of the University of Maine System. Located in Presque Isle, UMPI offers studies in career and professional fields, teacher education, health and human services, arts and sciences, and the natural environment. The University also offers associate degrees, articulated transfer arrangements, non-degree certificates, and continuing education for practicing professionals.


Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library

The Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library, named after local philanthropists Mark and Emily Turner, is a public library in the City of Presque Isle, Maine, USA. The library provides resources to the city’s residents including periodicals, books, audio books, computers with internet access, and wireless internet throughout the library. The library also provides passport services, maintains a library in second life, genealogical research, and provides reference services to the United States and the international community.

Presque Isle State Park

Presque Isle State Park is a 3,112-acre Pennsylvania state park on an arching, sandy peninsula that juts into Lake Erie, 4 miles west of the city of Erie, in Millcreek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania, in the United States.


See More:

Presque Isle State Park Pennsylvania | Official Travel Guide

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