Madawaska Four Corners Park
Amusement Places & Arcades
"Located prominently on a hillside terrace overlooking the main thoroughfare in downtown Madawaska, the Four Corners Park was created to honor those hearty souls who saddle their motorcycles for a grueling cross-country trek to the outermost reaches of the continental United States. As the Southern California Motorcycle Association’s primary challenge to long-distance bikers, the Four Corners Tour requires each candidate to “travel by motorcycle to the four corners of the U.S in 21 days or less,” with Madawaska representing the most northeastern aspect (while Blaine in Washington, San Ysidro in California and Key West in Florida serve as the other three points--though none other with benefit of a park, which is specifically dedicated to their achievement, or the fanfare that often accompanies the Madawaska leg of this journey). Following are three, of hundreds of similar, endorsements which attest to the friendly WELCOME accorded tour participants: • A unique feature of this park is the run of red and gray pavers fronting the fountain and serving as footpaths and walkways across well-kept lawns to an ice-cold drinking fountain, a sparkling-clean restroom and a night-blazing fireplace. Red pavers celebrate tour finishers, with all pertinent information, such as: who they are, what they rode, when they toured, where they came from and why they came; whereas, chiseled with heartening and celebratory messages, the gray granite pavers are reserved for park supporters who wish to memorialize a business venture, an important event in their lives or a loved one, perhaps deceased, whom they wish to honor in a lively and enlivening environment. A woodland cape of native trees, flowers and ferns surrounds the upper edge of the park, giving a dappled shade in the shimmering heat of the summer months across hundreds of these red and gray pavers. In 2014, Madawaska will host the World Acadian Congress, featuring as many as 120 family reunions. These family members will ride and drive and fly from as far away as Louisiana, all across the eastern seaboard and down from Quebec, representing an historically significant event with an expected influx of 40,000 tourists, many of whom will warm the granite benches and tables at the park. Through countless volunteer hours and generous donations from motorcycle enthusiasts and community leaders, the Madawaska Four Corners Park has become an important cornerstone of the tourist industry in this area, with people from all over the world participating in the project. Thank you for your continuing support, Joe LaChance, President & Founder Madawaska Four Corners Park Association "