You can visit one of Theodore Roosevelt's favorite getaways by taking a trip to Island Falls. Roosevelt visited this area in the late 1870s to camp, hunt, fish, snowshoe, paddle and reflect in solitude. And the allure remains the same to this day.
You can go fishing, canoeing, kayaking and boating on three town lakes—Upper Mattawamkeag Lake, Mattawamkeag Lake, and Pleasant Lake. Ice fishing on local lakes and ponds is a popular winter activity. If you'd like to go snowmobiling, you can link up in town with Maine's ITS (Interconnected Trail System), which passes through Island Falls and allows you to explore Houlton, Millinocket and Lincoln. In the warmer months, you can view Mt. Katahdin and Pleasant Lake while golfing at the 18-hole Va-Jo-Wa Golf Course.
You can visit the early-1900s Tingley House, the Bev-Rand Potato House that contains local artifacts, and the Jail House Museum. The buildings are preserved by the Island Falls Historical Society. History buffs can also see the plaque erected in Theodore Roosevelt’s honor at the Bible Point State Historic Site in town.
The Island Falls Opera House was recently revived as the Opera House Inn Airbnb Theatre - a vintage style movie theater and guest accommodations.