Located right off of The Katahdin Woods & Waters Scenic Byway is a tract of land with views of Bear Mountain. The 20-acre parcel has everything the recreational land owner is looking for. Those items are access, views, mature trees, privacy, and recreational opportunities. The property is located just 10 miles from the town of Patten, Maine in the rural community of Hersey. It is great property with predominantly class 2 and 3 soils and a great topography that varies from relatively flat to some sloping areas that overlook Bear Mountain.
The access to the property is off of the paved Katahdin Woods & Waters Scenic Byway. An extremely well-built private gravel driveway off of the public way curves through the property to a secluded and level potential building site, or just a great location to park an RV or travel trailer. The gravel road is approximately 1000 feet long, so it sits back off of the public road, providing a private cabin, home or RV site. Utility power is available for the property at the street, so building here gives you the option of connecting to the grid, or instead using an off-grid power system.
The property was selectively logged by a hand crew a couple of years ago. The result is a healthy forest with a mix of young regenerative stands, some middle-aged trees, and a few mature trees. The result is a very attractive woodland setting. There are many varieties of timber on the property. You will find pine, spruce, fir, birch, ash, cedar and more as you walk through the trails left by the recent wood harvest. The sloping area of the property which is in the southwest portion of the tract, overlooks Bear Mountain and that section of the Appalachian Mountains.
The town of Hersey has a population of 73 people. That very low population density means you have quite a bit of privacy in Hersey. The nearby community of Patten has a population of just under 900 people. In Patten you will find hardware, groceries, a couple of restaurants as well as healthcare. Patten is just a 10-minute drive from the property. The city of Houlton is about 40 minutes away, and there you will find a community of about 6200 residents. Houlton is the center of commerce for this part of Aroostook County.
The recreational opportunities to be enjoyed from the property are numerous. Signs of whitetail deer, moose, grouse and black bear are found on the property. Just a few feet from this location is Hall Brook. You will find pan sized brook trout if you explore the shadowy pools and riffles along the course of Hall Brook. Just 1 mile from the property you will find the headwaters of Hall Brook which is the 38-acre Hall Pond. Hall Pond is a trout pond and has a maximum depth of 39 feet and its cool temperatures make it a healthy fishery for brook trout. This pond is just 1 mile from the property so in just a few minutes you could launch a canoe for an afternoon paddle searching for a limit of trout.
If you are in the market for a recreational timber tract that has it all. You will want to seriously look at the Bear Mountain Homesite right off of the Katahdin Woods & Waters Scenic Byway. This property has it all.