Encompassing two scenic ponds at the end of a private gravel road, this forest offers abundant recreational opportunity and a secluded retreat from which to explore the surrounding mountains and waters of northwestern Maine. The area is dominated by some of Maines highest mountain peaks and two major lake systems. The Canadian border is just over 20 miles to the north and Portland, Maines largest city with an airport, is about two hours to the south. Access is provided by Tim Pond Road, the first half mile of which is town-maintained with electric power and utilities.
The parcels topography is shaped like a bowl, cradling both Little Barnard (8 acres) and Big Barnard (18 acres) Ponds. Barnard Brook connects the two ponds and flows into a network of other brooks and rivers. Internal roads and former logging trails provide ample access to all corners of the property. On Big Barnard Pond, there are three potential sites where a camp may be suitable, soils permitting.
The forest is comprised of a mix of softwood and hardwood species - balsam fir, red spruce, cedar, and northern hardwoods. The majority of the forest has been managed via even-aged silvicultural treatments over the past several years, resulting in a predominantly young forest of saplings, poles and residual sawtimber. The tracts patchwork of varying age classes and small residual stands offers diverse habitat conditions for wildlife cover and forage options. Currently, favorable habitat exists for a number of game species including deer, partridge, moose, and black bear, all of which have left evidence of their presence on the property. With gentle terrain, good internal access and the two ponds, this property would make an excellent hunting and fishing retreat.
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