Located in the Aroostook County town of New Sweden is a 128± acre tract of land that could be your new homestead. The property is on the lightly traveled Madawaska Road. One boundary of the property is the New Sweden/Connor town line. Madawaska Road is a town-maintained roadway and there is utility power on the street that is readily available for you to build your home and have utility power. The property has been kept in the same family since the late 1800’s and is offered for sale outside of that family for the first time since then. There is approximately 1360± feet of frontage on the Madawaska Road and there is an interior road of approximately 1960 feet that leads from the Madawaska Road to the center of the parcel.
The parcel has been kept as a timber lot, but in the past was a family homestead. Evidence of the homestead is located near the top of the parcel along the Madawaska Road. There is a drilled well with an old hand pump located in an area of an overgrown orchard. Wild rose bushes are found growing in this area as more evidence of a long gone homesite. This area would be a great location for a cabin or home to be built by you. The farm class soils in the area of the old homesite, which is roughly 10± acres in size could be utilized for your home, gardens, and perhaps some pasture for animals. The balance of the property has soils that are best utilized for growing timber, which is what they have produced for decades.
On a recent hike through the snow-covered property, stands of fir, cedar, tamarack, and some aspen were traversed. The property was last logged in 2021 and is in a state of regrowth. The properties surrounding this one are all timber properties and homesteads. A bit further out you find farm fields and more timber. This is an area filled with wildlife habitat. Deer, bear, moose and more are all found on and around this property. Nearby the Little Madawaska River and other brooks and streams can be accessed for a pleasant paddle on a spring day in pursuit of a hungry brook trout. There is a small feeder stream that flows into the Little Madawaska River after crossing through the property. There is approximately 2700 feet of brook frontage on the property. Evidence of beaver making ponds on these brooks from time to time is very evident.
If you are looking for your own 4-season property to have as a hunting tract, homestead, or a long-term timber holding, the Madawaska Road property may be the one for you. It is located in the quiet community of New Sweden with a population of about 570 people. Just 9 miles away you have access to the city of Caribou with its population of about 7500 people. Caribou is your service center community where you have shopping, dining and healthcare providers. A bit further south you will find the city of Presque Isle which is 28 miles away. Here you have access to the University of Maine at Presque Isle as well as Northern Maine Community College. Presque Isle is also the location of the Northern Maine Regional Airport with daily jet service to the rest of the world. The Madawaska Road Homestead property is a great opportunity to purchase a tract of land in Aroostook County.