Located in the Saint John Valley of Maine is a year-round accessible 100+- acre timberland parcel with nearly 1200 feet of trout stream frontage and ATV and ITS trail access. The tract was logged 6 years ago, and at that time over 7200 feet of interior roads were built providing access to nearly all of the acreage. Included in the road building was the addition of a steel bridge crossing Thibodeau Brook that is strong enough for fully loaded log trucks to cross, so you can bet it is safe for you and your truck. The property has a deeded, 60-foot-wide ROW from Route 161 that is for all purposes including utilities. The tract of land rises gradually from the front of the lot which is at an elevation of 600 feet above sea level to over 1360 feet at the back of the lot. The acreage is made up of several soil types with about 75% of the acreage being farm class loamy soils. Historically the lower elevations of the property were farmed. Today the property is largely forested, and the trees that grow there are benefitting from the good soil.
In addition to the extensive interior road network the property has a very functional 320 square foot cabin with a covered picnic area alongside the babbling brook. The cabin has a direct vent heater and a propane stove for cooking. Drinking water is provided by an improved hillside spring, which gravity feeds to a spigot located along the picnic area. The cabin is wired for generator provided electricity. There is also a pole barn for equipment storage and other small buildings and gazebos located on the property.
The property is located in St Francis, Maine which is a small town of approximately 450 residents. This is a 4-season recreational destination. The property fronts on the Saint John Valley Heritage trail which is a maintained ATV and ITS trailway for recreational vehicle use. Winter visitors to the region flock here for its consistent snowfall. Having direct trail access, without the trail bisecting the property is very convenient. You can have the tranquility of a streamside cabin, and enjoy the thrill of riding on some exceptionally well-groomed snow mobile trails. During the warmer months of the year, ATV trail riders can enjoy a vast interconnected trail network to explore the Saint John Valley and Allagash regions.
Thibodeau Brook is a very nice free flowing trout stream that meanders by the cabin site just 80 feet away. You will have the ability to catch a few brook trout right alongside your cabin for a tasty streamside lunch. Hunters will appreciate the wildlife that can be found on the property. Whitetail deer of bragging size, ruffed grouse in good numbers, snowshoe hare, black bear as well as moose all pass through or live on the parcel. A good location to watch for deer and moose would be at the base of the ridge towards the back of the property. Wildlife will follow that terrain feature and an opportunity to see a trophy buck cruising by, may reward the patient hunter.
If you are looking for a year-round accessible recreational property or a homestead site that could be either on or off-grid, this is a very nice one. It has well-built interior roads, ATV and ITS trail access, farm class soils, a well growing stand of young timber and a picturesque streamside cabin. It can be found right here on Sugarshack Road in St. Francis, ME. Call today!