000 Southgate Road, Old Town, Maine, 04468
The Birch Stream Forest tract of timberland spans three towns. Located on the Southgate Road in Old Town the contiguous parcel consists of 655 acres in Old Town, 408 acres in Argyle Township and finally 59 acres in the town of Alton. The property is enrolled in Maine’s tree growth program as it largely consists of wooded acreage that has been used for pulp wood production over the years. The large tract of land has had approximately 80 acres cleared with the intent to convert the wooded acreage to farm field to produce hay. The conversion was not finished, but a lot of the heavy lifting has been done which has left a clean slate for your vision. The cleared acreage could be made into pastureland, a Christmas tree farm, orchard, or a sustainable farm property. The possibilities for this tract are many.
The tract is in the greater Bangor Maine region. This area has a combined population of about 152,000 people. Bangor being the center of the region with a thriving business district that includes world class healthcare, fine dining, retail and manufacturing. University campuses are in Bangor at Husson University, as well as in Orono where the flagship campus of the University of Maine system is located. The property is on the edge of this area in a rural section of Old Town.
As a large recreational property, the Birch Stream Forest is ideal. There is over 8200 feet of frontage on Birch Stream which flows into the Penobscot River just off the property. Birch Stream is a deep meandering stream that is home to bass, pickerel, pike and more. Paddling opportunities with a canoe or kayak while pursuing trophy bass, pike, and chain pickerel will keep you very entertained. The Penobscot River is known as a world class bass fishery in the area of the property. The meandering river lends itself to pursuing trophy bass with all manner of tackle or fly. Ample opportunities for exploring this section of the Penobscot River system exists directly from the property.
The large expanses of working forest have resident moose, whitetail deer, ruffed grouse as well as snowshoe hare. I am confident with the properties young forest, sections of cleared land and proximity to major water ways that Woodcock hunting on the parcel may be outstanding. The cleared areas of land could be made into food plots to enhance the hunting opportunities already present on the property. There are over 2 miles of interior gravel road that take you thru the interior of the acreage. There are areas of wetland on the property which could be utilized to irrigate row crops or to fill a possible future large farm pond on the property. The land itself is flat with only about 50 feet of elevation change throughout the acreage. The land rises from 100 feet above seas level to 150 feet at its tallest point. Being just a short drive from Nine Dragons Paper Mill in Old Town, as a source of pulp wood, future harvests of this renewable resource could provide future income.
Whether you are looking for a large tract of land as an investment or to use as a recreational getaway, this affordable parcel should be on your shortlist. Call today to arrange a personal viewing of the Birch Stream Forest!