M11 L11 Off Route 27, Kingfield, Maine, 04947
Sitting just 4 miles from downtown Kingfield, with 2,700’ of frontage on Route 27 and power at the road, this lot (Map 11, Lot 011) is prime for building. Whether you choose to build on this property or just enjoy the raw land, you will get beautiful views of the surrounding river valley from this property’s sloping hillside which holds up to 900’ in elevation.
Making this plot extra special is the 1,000’ of frontage it holds on Reed Brook. While it may not sound like a storied stream of water, Reed Brook is a pretty big deal -- Reed Brook is the waterbody that flows east from Shiloh Pond into the Carrabassett River, thereby tying two of Kingfield’s most predominant and high-quality water resources together! In March of 2021, the town of Kingfield announced that it purchased the 19-acre Shiloh Pond, along with 196 surrounding acres, to create the Kingfield Community Forest! This is Kingfield’s first publicly owned plot of land, and it guarantees public access to 215 acres of woods and waters for generations to come. Given that about 90% of land in Maine is privately owned, it is really unique to have such a large tract of public land for people to fish, hunt, and recreate on forever...especially just minutes from your backyard! Couple that with the fact that the Carrabassett River, a mountain river with its headwaters on the flank of nearby Sugarloaf Mountain, flows just minutes from your front yard, and you’re sitting on a freshwater hotbed! For good measure, it should also be noted that there is a stunning WATERFALL (Jericho Steps Falls) that cascades into small plunge pools, perfect for summer swimming, just yards beyond this land’s boundary!
Aside from the waters that characterize this property, Lot 011 is surrounded by nearly 10,000+ acres of commercial forestland -- a vast territory that adds an incredible amount of ecological and economical value to the area. This neighboring land pawns a long history of respectful public access going hand in-hand with a working forest. From your tract of land, it would not be uncommon to watch haul trucks piled high with logs or trucks/cars towing snowmobiles, canoes, kayaks, and big game (like moose and bear) drive by.
The town of Kingfield was recently recognized by the Boston Globe for the grandeur of its scenery and opportunities for recreational activities, and this particular piece of land is no stranger to that accolade. If snowmobiling is your thing, you have direct access to thousands of miles of Maine’s Interconnected Trail System (ITS) from this land. If ATVing is your thing, there are over 55 miles of ATV trails maintained by the Kingfield Quad Runners ATV Club minutes from your land. If mountain biking is your thing, there are over 5 miles of hand and machine constructed mountain bike trails for riding at the nearby Freeman Ridge Bike Park. If fishing and hunting are your thing, abundant game and vast expanses of unspoiled woods and waterways make this land and the surrounding area a premier destination. If skiing/snowboarding is your thing, at 4,237 feet tall Sugarloaf Mountain offers the best winter playground you could imagine and it is just 14 miles down the road. The list could go on and on, but the point is that this piece of land is literally an epicenter for four-season outdoor recreation.
All said, it is no surprise that Kingfield, Maine was once named “one of the greatest places left for living, visiting, and playing in the United States'' -- it’s got rural character, four-season opportunities for recreation, and a proud community of year-round residents living in “one of the most beautifully preserved ski town east of Aspen”. It’s also no surprise, then, that pieces of land like this one doesn’t often come up for sale in Kingfield and that, when they do, they go quick! Don’t wait on this one.