Escape the digital world and invest in a tangible opportunity that beckons you to step outside, breathe in the fresh northern Maine air, and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. This 450+ acre timberland and waterfront property in T11 R7 WELS offers a chance to own not just a financial asset, but a place to stand, recreate, and create lasting memories.
Location Situated in an unorganized township near the center of Aroostook County, this property boasts the advantage of no local government, resulting in low taxes. Aroostook County, affectionately known as “The County,” encompasses a land area exceeding 6,800 acres, equivalent to the combined size of Connecticut and Rhode Island. This vast county is renowned for its expansive rolling fields along the eastern border, adjacent to New Brunswick, Canada, and its sprawling forests that stretch from its center to the western border with Quebec, Canada. The county’s population stands at approximately 67,000 residents.
For your convenience, the nearby service town of Ashland, just 13 miles away, provides essential amenities, including gas, food, and small restaurants. Should you require more extensive services and shopping, the city of Presque Isle is approximately 31 miles away, offering a hospital and a commercial airport. Additionally, this property is well-connected, located 145 miles or 2 ½ hours from Bangor, 246 miles or about 5 hours from Quebec City, and 380 miles or a 6-hour drive from Boston.
Land This property spans 450+ acres and boasts approximately 5,800 feet of road frontage along New 12 Mile Dam Road. Most notably, it offers approximately ½ mile of frontage along the stunning Machias River, where you can launch your boat and embark on countless adventures.
The Machias River, distinct from the more famous river of the same name in Washington County, originates at Big Machias Lake in T12 R8 and flows for nearly 34 miles before joining the Aroostook River in Ashland. It serves as a major tributary to the Aroostook River within the St John River System. This property is situated in the Pinkham Bridge to Ashland section of the river, a 20-mile stretch celebrated for its excellent paddling opportunities, featuring a couple of class 1 & 2 rapids. The river is also a prime location for encountering wild Maine brook trout.
The property’s topography ranges from 680 to 860 feet above sea level, and the soils, characterized by Monarda/Telos and Telos/Chesuncook types, host a variety of common tree species, including red spruce, balsam fir, black spruce, northern white cedar, eastern white pine, eastern hemlock, paper birch, white spruce, balsam fir, yellow birch, paper birch, and sugar maple, red maple.
Points of Interest This property is conveniently located within the boundary of the North Maine Woods (NMW), an expansive area comprising over 3.5 million acres of top-quality commercial forest land. The NMW is known for its impressive natural beauty and is home to two of the most renowned wild rivers in the Northeast, the St. John and the Allagash. It completely surrounds the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, providing a unique blend of a working forest and remote, pristine recreational areas.
Aroostook River & Fish River: The property is in proximity to the Aroostook River and Fish Rivers, both of which are sought-after destinations for paddling and offer outstanding fishing opportunities.
Snowmobile and ATV Trails The region hosts Maine’s largest and best snowmobile and ATV trail systems, ensuring year-round outdoor adventures.
In Conclusion This exceptional property is offered at a competitive price and has low property taxes. With around 5,800 feet of private road frontage and approximately another ½ mile of internal roads, you’ll enjoy easy access throughout the land. Moreover, the property provides a half mile of frontage along the Machias River, complete with a boat landing. Mixed timber graces the landscape, promising both financial potential and natural beauty for the discerning investor. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a piece of Northern Maine’s pristine wilderness.