Scenic roads criss-cross its 567 square kilometres, taking travelers through rural communities to discover many interesting sites. Among them is Cookshire, founded by Loyalists, on a route long traveled by the Abenaki who had maintained seasonal camps in the area.
Cookshire was named after Captain John Cook, who, in 1795, was the first settler to acquire lands. Today, the sectors of agriculture and forestry predominate. Several buildings have been designated historic monuments. Among them is Cookshire which was founded by the Loyalists, though the area was long traveled by the Abenakis who had seasonal camps in the region.