DescriptionMore than an international bridge links Van Buren to St. Léonard, New Brunswick, across the St. John River. Settled by displaced Acadians and French Canadians in 1789, Van Buren was incorporated in 1881 and named for the eighth president. Throughout the upper St. John Valley, to which Van Buren is the gateway, signs and citizens are mostly bilingual.
Van Buren's economy is based on potatoes and lumber. For recreation the surrounding woodlands offer hunting and fishing; there is a beach at Long Lake, about 10 miles west. Other popular outdoor activities are snowmobiling, boating and off-roading.
Visitor InfoGreater Van Buren Chamber of Commerce 51 Main St. VAN BUREN, ME 04785. Phone:(207)868-5059
Things to SeeAcadian Village