Map 5 Lot 3 Freedom Way, Prentiss, Maine, 04487
Discover the benefits of owning forest land for its investment and recreational enjoyment on this 91.7 +/- acres of forested land in Prentiss, Maine.
The location of this property is remote and peaceful. If you need a shopping mall nearby, this is not your property. If you are looking to escape gentrification, traffic and nearby neighbors, this is your lot. The town of Prentiss is a unorganized territory in Maine. It has less people per mile than most of Maine and at the same time one of the lowest property tax rates in the state. Located in far eastern Maine, it is less than an hours drive to the New Brunswick Canada border. It is nearby the large US border lake of East Grand. The area is primarily large undeveloped areas of forestland with small private farms here and there on the landscape.
The land is situated from 490 to about 600 feet above sea level. The road frontage on Freedom Way is the high point of the property and with some clearing excellent views of the Appalachian mountains are possible. From the road the property gradually descends to the headwaters of Cleaves Brook, where is becomes mostly level land The center of the property has several branches of the brook with small beaver ponds and wetlands with diverse trees and plants and lots of wildlife.
Cleaves Brook is part of the Penobscot River drainage. It is a tributary of Mattagodus Stream, which feeds the Mattawamkeag River, which then drains into the Penobscot. This is wild brook trout rearing waters. The small ponds provide excellent habitat for ducks and wading birds.
The lands primary investment opportunity is in the production of timber which is now and has been the historic use of the property. It benefits from the tree growth tax program which allows a return on this longer term investment. Recreational pursuits and relaxation are the priceless benefits of owning this remote parcel.