A sustainable country home property for sale in Aroostook County, Maine. Rusty Metal Farm is a 135 +- acre farm located in Fort Kent, ME. There is over 2832+- square feet of finished living space. The home itself is configured as a 2-bedroom 2 bath country home with an attached 1 bedroom, 1 bath in-law apartment. Both units are fully equipped with appliances. In addition to the home is a garage of over 2000 square feet with a fully equipped machine shop that is insulated and heated. Shop air is available throughout the building, and is never more than 10 feet away. Above the garage is a man cave area that has a full bath, and open living space that could be used as an efficiency apartment.
Rusty Metal Farm also has a cottage behind the main house on a wooded hillside that can be used as a guest cottage, air B&B rental or just a quite place to reflect on your day. The improved area of the property sits back a few hundred feet from the North Perley Brook Road, adding a good level of privacy to the homestead. The road is maintained and plowed in the winter time. The plow turns around at the property which makes it so convenient to live at the edge of town, and not have miles of road that you need to maintain to get the privacy and seclusion that is here at Rusty Metal Farm.
The tract of land is spectacular. It is heavily forested with mature trees. A network of trails crosses in and around the property making a ready-made walking, biking, skiing and hiking path right on the property. A tear shaped farm pond makes a nice place to have a campfire and view the night sky with friends and family. Fourteen acres of the property are being leased by a local farmer for row crops, and there is an additional area of open grassland that could be used as pasture or tilled for row crops as well of about the same size. The remainder of the acreage is a magnificent forest of mature aspen, maple, spruce and more. If you have been contemplating a purchase of a property to live a sustainable lifestyle, then pick up your phone and call today!
The community of Fort Kent, ME is in northern Aroostook County. Fort Kent has a population of approximately 4100 residents. The Town of Fort Kent is located in a region of Maine known as the St. John Valley. This area encompasses the rivers, brooks, and streams that flow into the St. John River. The early settlers of this area were predominantly French speaking, and that heritage continues to this day. The residents of this area have a close connection to the land working it either as farmers or timber harvesters and the related support industries.
Healthcare can be found in Eagle Lake, Fort Kent, Caribou as well as Presque Isle at the Fish River Rural Health Clinic, Northern Maine Medical Center, Cary Medical Center and the Aroostook Medical Center respectively. Shopping opportunities can be found in Fort Kent along its Main St and in Presque Isle at the Aroostook Center Mall. Higher education opportunities are close to home as well with the University of Maine campuses in Fort Kent and Presque Isle as well as Northern Maine Community College located in Presque Isle. So, what are you waiting for? Come make Fort Kent, ME your new home.
The area is a four-season recreational destination for many. The lakes, ponds, rivers and streams are sparkling, clean and full of brook trout, landlocked salmon and lake trout. The St. John River has become a destination for Muskie fishing, as this species has become firmly established in the cold clear waters of the St. John River watershed. The farmland interspersed amongst the thousands of acres of rolling timberland is home to ruffed grouse, deer, moose and bear.
Fort Kent is just 27 miles from the town of Allagash. The name Allagash is synonymous with outdoor recreation. Outdoorsmen from all over the world have canoed the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. The trout filled waters and wild forest lands along the banks of the Allagash River have welcomed countless canoeist as they’ve paddled its course from Chamberlain Lake to the community of Allagash, ME where the Allagash River joins the St. John River.
Winter sport enthusiasts have 100’s of miles on interconnected, groomed snowmobile trails to enjoy. There is also a down hill ski area right in Fort Kent just 2 miles from the property. A world class Nordic ski area, the Fort Kent Outdoor Center, is available to enjoy as well. Dog sled enthusiasts from around the world have flocked to Fort Kent for the Can-AM Crown sled dog races.
During the Spring, Summer and Fall months the area boasts some of the most extensive 4-wheeler trails in the state. Most of the neighboring communities have clubs and the business districts are all open to 4-wheeler access. Whether you hike, ride ski or bike you can find enjoyment in the Fort Kent area.