Nearly 50 acres on a Trout Stream

County: Washington
M23L3 Morse District Road, Steuben ME 04680
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Property Description

Nestled in the coastal town of Steuben, Maine, a heavily forested parcel of land awaits those seeking solace or adventure amidst the beauty of Maine.  With approximately 49 acres, this property is not just land; it’s a gateway to the heart of Maine’s wilderness and community life.

LOCATION Steuben, with its modest population of 1,129 as per the 2020 census, is a town steeped in history, named after Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, a notable figure in the American Revolutionary War. This land is ideally situated in the southernmost part of Washington County, on Morse District Rd, blending the peacefulness of rural life with the convenience of nearby towns and cities.

Just 8.6 miles away lies Milbridge, a vibrant area within the heart of wild blueberry country, home to Jasper Wyman & Son, the leading name in wild blueberry farming. For more extensive services, Ellsworth is just 30 miles away, acting as a gateway to Bar Harbor and the pristine landscapes of Acadia National Park, just 46 miles from the property. Bangor, the state’s third-largest city, is 60 miles away, offering an international airport for easy access. Even Boston is within reach, located 291 miles away, making this property a perfect retreat not too far from major urban centers.

FOREST The land itself is a treasure trove of natural beauty, with mature trees featuring sugar maples, red oaks, eastern white pine, spruce, balsam fir and other native species.  The location provides easy access to the famous Sunrise Trail, a multi-use trail system that traverses the scenic landscapes of Washington and Hancock Counties. The property boasts 911± feet of road frontage and is serviced by electricity and communication lines at the roadside, ensuring convenience for any development. Its diverse terrain includes elevations from 80 to 140 feet above sea level. NRCS indicates a high percentage of Hermon-Monadnock-Skerry complex soils offering fertile ground for forestry, wildlife, and a potential for pasture.

LIVE WATER Tunk Stream meanders along and through the border of the property, creating a habitat rich in alewives, native and potentially sea-run brook trout. This stream, fed by the outflow of Spring River Lake and mountain springs from Tunk Mountain and three other surrounding peaks, flows clear and clean before entering Steuben Harbor in Joy Bay.

NEARBY CONSERVATION Points of interest nearby further enhance the value of this property.

The Donnell Pond Public Lands, with over 14,000 acres of forested land, clear lakes, beaches, mountain peaks and hiking trails, is just 7½ miles away.

For those drawn to coastal wildlife and habitats, the Petit Manan Point Division of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Complex offers an immersive nature experience just 16 miles away in the southern part of Steuben.

Tunk Lake, one of Maine’s deepest and clearest lakes is only a 7-mile drive from the property to an improved boat landing. This lake is renowned for trophy lake trout, and landlocked salmon and miles of incredibly scenic and undeveloped shoreline.

This parcel presents a unique opportunity to own a piece of Maine’s exquisite natural landscape, with ample room for personal retreats or exploring the potential for more developed uses. Whether drawn by the history, the community, or the sheer beauty of the land, this property promises a life less ordinary, nestled in the heart of Maine’s wilderness yet connected to the conveniences and attractions of nearby towns and cities.

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