Climate: Continental climate, especially in the winter, at which
time continental air masses moving from west to east flow over the
region. The influence of the ocean is felt more in the spring and
at the beginning of the summer, when the temperature is milder and
the mists, especially along the coasts, are less frequent. In the
summer the days are warmer and the temperatures higher in the inland
regions. The evenings remain cool at this time of the year. On the
whole, precipitation is quite abundant.
Terrain: Plains, plateaus and mountains. This region along the
edge of the Canadian Shield is a part of the Appalachians.
Agriculture: potatoes, apples, vegetables, eggs, mixed-dairy
Natural resources: Silver, zinc, copper, lead, iron, potassium,
salt, fish, lumber, fodder, gypsum.
Vegetation: Mixed forest; white pine, hemlock, birch, spruce,
cedar, fir, oak, elm, ash. Madonna lily, buttercup, purple violet
or marsh blue violet (floral emblem).