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Frenchtown Township

First Roach Pond from Kokadjo

First Roach Pond from Kokadjo @

This unorganized township northeast of Greenville is probably best known for the village of Kokadjo and First Roach Pond. The village is at the north end of the pond, which is wholly contained within the township.

Boats and Docks on First Roach Pond

Boats and Docks on First Roach Pond @

Cottages on the Roach River in Kokadjo

Cottages on the Roach River in Kokadjo @

"Welcome to Kokadjo, Population 'not many'"

“Welcome to Kokadjo, Population ‘not many'” @

The Roach River Leaving the Pond

Roach River Leaving the First Roach Pond @

Sign: "Public Access Site" near the River

“Public Access Site” near the River @

The Roach River flows from the Pond at Kokadjo to Moosehead Lake through Spencer Bay Township.  With a boat launch, general store and rental cabins, the village is a resource for fishermen and boaters.

Store in Kokadjo Village

Store in Kokadjo Village @

Store in Kokadjo Village

Store in Kokadjo Village @

Frenchtown Township hosts three significant mountains: Number Four (2890 ft), Bluff (2523 ft), and Lily Bay (3228 ft). The unimproved Meadow Brook road off the Lily Bay road leads to the Number Four Mountain Trail. Several brooks flow from the mountains into First Roach Pond.

Dam at the North end of First Roach Pond

Dam at the North end of First Roach Pond @

Informational Kiosk at First Roach Pond

Informational Kiosk at First Roach Pond @

[All photos taken 2011]

Additional resources

Duplessis, Shirley. Hidden in the Woods: The Story of Kokad-jo. Greenville, Me. Moosehead Communications. c1997.



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