Mill Brook Forest is a 115± acre tract of timberland located in the town of Hersey, ME, along the Aroostook Scenic Highway, also known as Route 11. The timber tract has everything the recreational land buyer is looking for. Those items are accessibility, proximity to electric power, merchantable timber, a water feature and wildlife habitat. This is a tremendous softwood, and mixed wood forest located along Mount Chase, and other peaks that are part of the Appalachian Mountain range.
Let’s talk about accessibility and access to power first. With nearly 1100 feet of frontage along Route 11, the property is year-round accessible. Utility power is located at the street along the Aroostook Scenic Highway. The timber tract is located in the small town of Hersey which has a population of just 73, according to the latest census data. Just 8 miles away is the community of Patten, Maine where you will find groceries, hardware, healthcare and more. The scenic town of Patten has a year-round population of 881.
The 115± acre tract has been owned by the same family for nearly 50 years. They have managed the woodlot very well and you will find the property has a healthy mixed wood forest that has been well cared for. There is a good mix of timber types as well as age classes, which make this a very healthy and diverse tract of timberland. I found saw log sized timber which included hardwood as well as softwood logs through the stand. There is a portion of the property that has not been logged since they owned the property and it had some very impressive spruce logs that were encountered on a recent walk through the property.
Mill Brook meanders through the property with nearly 5200 feet of brook frontage through the tract. The brook has plunging pools, and small waterfalls and riffles, as well as more placid areas along its course. The water in the brook is crystal clear and has a gravel and sand bottom. The green strip along the waterway was protected during the wood harvest on the property. Animal tracts of deer and moose were prevalent in the damp earth along the crystal-clear brook.
Mill Brook Forest has a very good population of wildlife. Moose, deer, grouse and more are found here in healthy numbers. The past logging efforts have created a healthy ecosystem for the resident game animals as well as the other forest creatures and song birds that inhabit the wooded acreage. The brook existing on the property provides water to the animals that inhabit the area. If you are in the market for a tract of land as a timber investment that you can also enjoy as a hunting property. This is the one. It has everything you are looking for; wildlife, timber, access and power. Call today and make it yours.