Jackman, the Switzerland of Maine, is located just 16 miles south of
the Canadian border, and 73 miles north of Skowhegan on U.S. Route
201 in the Moose River Valley. The Town is 41 square miles and is located
primarily along U.S. Route 201 and State Route 6 & 15. The Town
is a commercial center for a large extent of unincorporated area surrounding
it, and for travelers on Route 201. It is also a seasonal resort area.
In the summer Attean Pond, Big Wood Pond, and Long Pond as well as
the Moose River provides water recreation such as fishing, canoeing,
kayaking, and swimming, Jackman also is in close proximity to a Class
IV rafting river with one rafting company being based in the Moose
River Valley. Mountain biking and hiking transcends the seasons with
both being available in the spring as new growth blooms, the summer
with the unrivaled natural beauty of the area on display, and in the
autumn when nature is in her glorious colorful finery. (It should be
noted that Jackman's foliage season is from mid to late September into
October, about two weeks earlier than southern Maine.) Autumn also
provides for excellent opportunities for the sportsman/sportswoman
with various hunting seasons available. In the winter Jackman offers
cross-county skiing as well as an extensive regional snowmobile trail
system that links to other areas in Maine as well as to trails in Quebec.
Jackman's close proximity to Quebec provides for easy day trips to
Saint George and Quebec City which can provides unique cultural experiences
to the U.S. visitor. The Town's economy is slowly converting from being
based primarily on woods products to a more balanced one with wood
products and recreation as the principal economic leaders. A new truck
to train reload facility is being operated by Bangor and Aroostook
Railroad providing inexpensive freight service to Jackman which should
increase the economic potential of the area.
Aerial view of Jackman
Selectmen's Meeting 2nd Thursday of the Month 7:00 p.m.
Planning Board 2nd Wednesday of the Month 7:00 p.m.
Conservation Commission 2nd Monday of the Month 7:00 p.m.
Send E-mail to the Jackman Town office
Jackman, Maine - Community Profile
Town of Jackman's Website
Jackman-Moose River Chamber of Commerce
Jackman Chamber of Commerce
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