About Our Town
Welcome to Van Buren, Maine, a charming town that beautifully combines rich history with stunning natural surroundings and a strong sense of community. Nestled along the magnificent Saint John River, Van Buren is a picturesque and inviting destination for residents and visitors alike.
Incorporated in 1881, Van Buren is located in Aroostook County, in the heart of the vibrant Saint John Valley. Our town's history is deeply intertwined with the lumber and railroad industries, which were instrumental in shaping its growth and development.
Today, Van Buren serves as a thriving community offering an array of amenities and recreational opportunities. Our town, with its rolling hills, pristine forests, and the scenic Saint John River, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether it's hiking, fishing, kayaking, or birdwatching during warmer months or embracing the snow via snowmobiling, skiing, and ice fishing in winter, there's always a way to enjoy the natural beauty of Van Buren.
Community spirit thrives here, reflected in the array of events and gatherings that take place throughout the year. Seasonal festivals, holiday celebrations, community dinners, and cultural performances—there's always something happening in Van Buren that brings residents together and fosters a welcoming atmosphere.
Van Buren is also home to diverse businesses, services, and organizations, all contributing to the outstanding quality of life in our community. Excellent local schools, the Abel J. Morneault Memorial Library, well-maintained parks, and various recreational facilities provide ample opportunities for residents of all ages to learn, grow, and stay active.
We invite you to explore all that Van Buren has to offer. Experience the unique charm, breathtaking natural beauty, and vibrant community spirit that make our town a truly special place to call home.