Visitors looking to emerse themselves in the local culture may visit the towns of the St. John valley, where a rich bilingual Acadian culture thrives. During the summer months, the town of Madawaska hosts its annual Acadian Festival, which provides events for the whole family. This festival celebrates the Acadian culture of the region, as well as highlights the close cultural ties of Northern Maine to its Canadian neighbors to the north.
The town of Madawaska is also home of the Madawaska Four Corners Park, having been recognized as the most northern town in the United States. The park is an official checkpoint of Southern California's Four Corners Official Tour, an event for motorcyclists seeking to travel to all four corners of the contiguous United States.
Guests looking for more on the local culture can travel to Fort Kent, ME, home of the University of Maine at Fort Kent and its Acadian Archives. The Acadian Archives holds numerous documents and artifacts preserving the culture and history of the region. Regular exhibits are housed in the Acadian Archives exhibit gallery, providing glimpes of the area from days gone by.
Fort Kent is also home to the Fort Kent Blockhouse, an original remnant of the old fort constructed during the Canadian/American border dispute known as the "Bloodless" Aroostook War of 1838-1839. Now serving as a museum, the blockhouse is a National Historic Landmark, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.