Welcome to historic, friendly Oakfield, Maine!
Things To Do For Fun
Taking a ride on a passenger train to give those too young to know the experience. That happens in Oakfield Maine. Come on, all aboard to head down the iron rails. The fundraiser train ride to raise money for the Oakfield Historical Museum upkeep! The many local lakes of Timoney, Spaulding, Skiticook, Long and the Mattawamkeag River all provide waterfront recreation. The local trail system for four wheel ATV and snow sledding. There is an Oakfield Smokey Hollow snow sled club that services this area.
The band stand on Main Street (Ridge Road) before you get to the grocery store gets summer use. There is always something planned by the friends of the Oakfield railroad station. You can always attend a live production play next town over in Smyrna/Merrill from the Hysterical Players. To many just being outdoors with natural sounds and not constant emergency police and fire responders is a welcome change. Small town, country living means brighter stars at night when you look up and realize no pollution or too many street lights makes this possible. You also sense the local community members are friendly, involved and approachable. Everyone volunteers in something to pitch in and make Oakfield and other small towns like it shine brightly.
Little league ball diamonds are over by the Oakfield town office. The feeder league for one impressive baseball legacy thanks to Murray Putnam who is a retired teacher and coach who lives on Spaulding Lake these days. Get him to relive some of the road to victory at the state level for all those trophies in the glass case. Go clad in purple Southern Aroostook Warriors who have a pretty impressive basketball program. The original Oakfield School red jerseys are seen worn in lower grade basketball rec programs. As a younger sister or brother climbs up the bleachers to watch their elder family members “school them” on the fine art of the hoop offense and defensive moves you need to master to wear a basketball net around your neck and with wide smiles hoist up the championship gold ball brought back to “The County”.
Go for a ride out by Red Bridge and enjoy the view of Mt Katahdin in lots of spots along the way out the Thompson Settlement or up the Ridge Road. Rolling farm fields and pastures. Woodlots with log trucks heading to the mills out of town or Katahdin Cedar Log Homes headquartered in Oakfield Maine is what you will experience. (Waving to Plant owner Dave Gordon on the way by.) The South Oakfield Road heading east toward Linneus offers lots of wildlife, the sense of space not people. Peace and quiet happen when you kayak across Timoney or Spaulding Lake. A loon or ducks paddle by as they fish for their next meal. Don’t forget your camera to capture the images and video loops oof Oakfield Maine.
More on Oakfield Maine spotlighted and what you are going to do for fun any of the four seasons. Oakfield Maine is exit 286 off Interstate 95. Come hunt, fish, hike and discover the Southern Aroostook town of Oakfield Maine! Which is close to several golf courses and not far from Canada for an International flavor if you have a passport! The local public suppers are the best way to meet the folks who live here. Keep a look out for local Southern Aroostook School, sled club, church suppers notices. Stop for a coffee at A Place To Eat, grab a coffee and a slice of pizza at Whitey’s or Irving while gas is filling up your car, truck, recreational ride. (Important insider tip from a local – Gas prices in Oakfield are lower and folks from out of town go out of their way to fill up. They plan to be on “E” when passing through Oakfield to take advange of up to ten cents lower gas prices at the pump.)