Not all land is created equal. These Fort Fairfield, Maine acres are exceptional. Featuring a private rural location, paved road frontage, utility power and communications roadside, trout stream frontage plus high quality soils. These features add up to one great piece of ground!
LAND FEATURES The 45 +/- acres of timbered land was once working farm land which has been reclaimed by the forest. This site would be a great place for a new home, cabin or homestead location. A thinning timber harvest in 2015 has left an uneven aged forest with some great habitat established for wildlife. The benefit of this residual stand of spruce, fir, larch and mixed hardwoods are a banked source of building materials, income and heating.
NRCS soil mapping of this property indicates that nearly every acre is usable for some farming application.The mapping shows about 70% of the land to be Stetson gravelly loam. Of course, with soils this good, trees will grow better here than in most locations.
Access is key to this property with 1,300 +/- feet of paved year round accessible road frontage on Limestone Road and a driveway near the center of the frontage.You can choose to build near the road or extend the driveway further into the land for more remote privacy. Both electric power and communication lines are along the road frontage. The lightly rolling property has elevations that range from 450 to 480 +/- FASL.
WATER FEATURES Coloney Brook forms the southern boundary of the land for approximately 2,600 feet. This is the headwaters of Limestone Stream and the Aroostook River. The small brook is home to wild native eastern brook trout. The stream flows from west to east across the property. Other nearby waters of significance are Nadeau Lake located about ⅓ mile from the property.This former limestone mine has become a local fishery for brook trout with an acclaimed reclamation project by the Maine IFW. An improved boat landing makes access to the pond very convenient.
FORT FAIRFIELD This friendly town of 3,200 people has a lot of history. Fort Fairfield was the location of the Aroostook War between the United States and Great Britain in the late 1830’s. The block house museum on the Main Street in Fort Fairfield tells the story. Across from the block house museum is the town library, a grand building built in 1913 with a $10,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie. The town is home to the annual Potato Blossom Festival with 8 days of events.
AROOSTOOK COUNTY Known in Maine as simply “The County”, this is an area larger than most New England States. Because of the quality of soils in the region, this is Maine’s biggest farming community. Views of fertile fields backdropped by rolling hills and mountains make this one of the state’s most scenic places.
IS IT WORTH IT? If you don’t care about a good location, soils, waterfront, community and access then you can find cheaper land. If you plan to invest your valuable time and hard earned money to build a new home or cabin, the land is your foundation. Don’t make the mistake of purchasing the wrong ground. Call today for more information.