The Great North Woods are spread across four northeastern U.S. states: New York, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont and across the border into the Canadian province of Quebec. They are spread from the Down East lakes to the Adirondack Mountains. Altogether the Great North Woods make up a 26 million acres of forest.
In New Hampshire the Great North Woods Region is located at the northern tip of the state to the north of the White Mountains Region. The Great North Woods is a tourism region of New Hampshire and is located in Coos County. The dividing line is loosely defined as running from Cushman to Berlin and East to the Maine border.