Franklin is located in Maine and is southeast of Bangor, a popular town well known for its charm and as a gateway to Acadia National Park. Franklin, Maine is mainly known for being named after Benjamin Franklin and for its proximity to Maine's wild coastline.
You are definitely going to want to check out Angel Falls, it’s a must see and a great opportunity for everyone in your group to trudge through the forest and end up somewhere beautiful. Nature lovers can also go hiking near Small Falls or you could visit the Stanley Museum if you are not outdoors inclined. One of more popular activities for the whole family is visiting Mason's Ruby and Sapphire Mine. You get to sluice/flume a bucket for gems (its easier and more fun than it sounds).
Franklin is not exactly a bustling metropolis so don't get too worried about finding the right neighborhood, because the whole town is great! The town is surrounded by bodies of water, so consider finding a place near to one of these, like Donnell Pond.
To really get the most of out your trip you are going to want to visit during the summer, when the weather will be more accommodating for all of the activities you're going to want to do while visiting Franklin.
There are some mouthwatering spots for foodies to sample in Franklin. Chippers is known for having some of the best food in the area and a nice selection of wine. It is not unusual to see the place packed with locals. If you love seafood, then you’re going to want also to check out Ruth and Wimpy's Restaurant, which is a local favorite in Franklin.