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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.

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Jackman, Maine - Community Profile


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Town of Jackman's Website

Jackman-Moose River Chamber of Commerce

Jackman Chamber of Commerce

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