From the area's sprawling grasslands to its historic one-room schoolhouse, Passadumkeag remains an unspoiled community near the heart of Maine. The town is nestled on the easternmost bank of the Penobscot River. The river spans 109 miles through Maine until it connects with the south and west branches for a complete length of 264 miles. The Penobscot River system is actually the second longest in the state and the longest to remain entirely inside of Maine. The area remains a relatively active tourist attraction because of its rich fishing, hiking, hunting, and snow sporting options.
The town's name is actually a Penobscot phrase meaning “quick water.” The river's history is tied completely to the town's own, the settlement of Passadumkeag forming along the transportation corridor of the river's log driving path. The full path contains 12 towns, all of which worked to transport pulpwood and logs from the interior of the forest to the rising paper mills and sawmills in the area.