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River Valley[dead link] is a region of Maine that encompasses the counties of Kennebec and Somerset.

Cities and towns

Map of Kennebec and Moose River Valleys

Other destinations

  • Jackman-Moose River valley



The area is heavily forested with large tracts of land owned by timber companies and private landowners.



Due to the border with Quebec, a large number of people speak French, especially in northern portions of the region.

Get in


Get around



  • Fall foliage: The area's leaves start turning in September, and usually peak around the end of the month, or the beginning of October. US Route 201 from Solon to Jackman is one of the most scenic routes in the state, and has been featured in places like Yankee magazine. Route 15 is also impressive, especially around Rockwood/Greenville, where Moosehead Lake and Mt. Kineo make for some astounding vistas.



Outdoor activities rule here.

  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Hiking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Canoeing and river rafting
  • Animal and bird watching





Stay safe


Be aware when driving that collisions with moose are frequent in this area.

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