Bordering the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick, geographically Aroostook is the largest county east of the Mississippi and in fact is larger than the States of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. The vast majority of the region’s population live within 30 miles (48 Km) of the New Brunswick, Canada border to the east and north. Ten percent of this region consists of cultivated farmland, which is located in the more populated areas of the County. The remainder of the county consists of working forest or its majestic lakes, rivers and streams.