The hamlets of Palmer Rapids, Brudenell, Quadville, and more are nestled in this rural and heavily forested township. There are 60,000 hectares of forest that supports the logging industry here, which surrounds the lush farmland.

Located in the south west edge of Renfrew County the great Lower Madawaska River flows through the township. On the banks of the community of Palmer Rapids are the class 2-3 white water rapids it is named after. Water and wilderness adventure are the highlight of this picturesque area.

The area is home to global paddle sports publishing enterprise Rapid Media. There are opportunities in tourism, outdoor adventure, and value added wood processing.