Cities and towns
- The Forks
- Jackman - An outpost of civilization - the "Switzerland of Maine"
- West Forks
- Jackman-Moose River valley
The area is heavily forested with large tracts of land owned by timber companies and private landowners.
- Appreciating 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 & Mt. Kineo make for some astounding vistas.
Outdoor activities rule here.
- Canoeing and river rafting
- Animal and bird watching
Be aware when driving that collisions with moose are frequent in this area.