This region is centrally located on mainland Nova Scotia and comprised of a very diverse mix of land forms and friendly communities. The northern and central parts are dominated by vast areas of forest dotted with small communities and villages. Agriculture is prevalent along both the scenic Minas shore and Kennetcook River. The south-eastern portion has experienced significant residential growth over the previous two decades. Popular communities in this are, Enfield, Elmsdale, Lantz, Milford and Shubenacadie.