Franklin County, Maine is a unique blend of sophisticated culture and laid-back charm amidst natural beauty. Have you ever wanted to stroll down a vibrant downtown area while visiting local galleries, unique shops and eateries and within the same mile be able to walk down beautiful trails within miles of a tranquil forest? How about hike a glacial rock formation and ride a train on a track that's more than a hundred years old, all within the same day? With our many pristine lakes and breathtaking mountains, it's not hard to explore or discover your favorite outdoor experience. Franklin County offers unparalleled recreational opportunities with many mountains, lakes, streams, ponds, one of the top ten golf courses in the United States, skiing opportunities and snowmobile trails as well as hunting, hiking, biking, horseback riding, swimming, boating, fishing, and ATV trails. The county offers many choices of places to stay, eat and shop. The small businesses you visit as you tour the quaint villages or downtown main streets are run by local people.
The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce plays an important role as a resource in the area for folks looking for specific referrals for businesses and services, places to stay, dining opportunities and listings for local events. The Chamber offers its members a listing and opportunity to advertise in the Chamber’s annual Visitor’s Guide and chamber website, the opportunity to participate in annual events hosted throughout the year, co-op advertising opportunities, free distribution and marketing of brochures, monthly Business After Hours functions for networking with other local businesses, representation on various civic and state organizations, an updated calendar of events listing on the website and the ability to participate in the popular Chamber Bucks program.