Tamara's Journeys

Journeys as great as the destinations.

Fort Kent, Maine

May 25th, 2014

Fort Kent is a rural town located in “The County” in northern Maine, bordering Canada along the St. John’s River. These photos were taken during my time there in 2013.

Maine's state dessert

Whoopie’s are Maine’s state dessert. They may be considered either a cookie, pie, or cake and are made of two round mound-shaped pieces of chocolate cake, or sometimes pumpkin or gingerbread cake, with a sweet, creamy filling sandwiched between them. Wicked good!

10th Mountain Ski Center is an Olympic Biathlete training center. I hiked there every chance I got.

10th Mountain Ski Center is an Olympic Biathlete training center. I hiked there every chance I got.

The first mile of US 1

This site in Fort Kent, Maine denotes the first mile of US Route 1 designated on November 12, 1926.

Valley colors.jpg

The hillside in full color just before I left in October 2013.

Cross Lake From Deck

The view from my deck overlooking Cross Lake. God bless the Hardwick’s for renting me this camp.

Fiddlehead greens are the harvested, unfurled heads of lady ferns and served as a vegetable. They are high in omega antioxidents, as well as fiber. And they're delicious!

Fiddlehead greens are the harvested, unfurled heads of lady ferns and served as a vegetable. They are high in omega antioxidents, as well as fiber. And they’re delicious!

Fort Kent St. Louis Catholic Church

Unique filigree steeple on the St. Louis Catholic Church in downtown Fort Kent.

Fort Kent Co-op Mural

Giant mural on the Fort Kent Co-op dedicated to local farmers and their roots.

Fort Kent Historic Train Station

This former railroad station opened in 1902, It marked the beginning of significant growth in the farming, lumbering, and business sectors of the community. Potatoes, hay, grain, shingles, pulpwood, and game were shipped over the railroad. The railroad remained in use until 1979.

Fort Kent Riverside Park Guide Post

Fun during the Fort Kent Scarecrow Festival.

Forest Hill Rehab, part of Northern Maine Medical Center and where I worked in Fort Kent. It is a wonderful rehab facility.

A ploye is a pancake made from a mix of buckwheat flour, wheat flour, baking powder and water which is extremely popular in northern Maine.

A ploye is a pancake made from a mix of buckwheat flour, wheat flour, baking powder and water which is extremely popular in northern Maine.

Fries covered in gravy and cheese! YUM!

Poutine: French for fries covered in gravy and cheese! YUM!

The Way Life Should Be

Maine’s state sign says it all.

The Wesget Sipu are the native peoples of the St. John River Valley.

The Wesget Sipu are the native peoples of the St. John River Valley. I talked with this chief during their 4th of July Pow Wow in Fort Kent.

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Tamara's Journeys

Journeys as great as the destinations.