Listed by Phil McPhail of The Land Brothers (207-794-6164)
Are you searching for a lifestyle in the outdoor recreation business? Do you need a replacement property for a 1031 exchange? Know a group of friends who want to purchase property for a hunting club? Maybe you just want a large property to build your dream home or mountain cabin? Come see Seventh Ridge Preserve in Guilford. This is 720 +/- acres of improved timberland located within the Moosehead Lake Region of Maine.
This property is the culmination of decades of assemblage putting together a uniquely large timber parcel in the foothills of Maine’s Appalachian Mountains. The property’s diverse rolling terrain creates lake, forest, mountain, and valley views in all directions. It is certainly a feast for the eyes. Elevations of the property range from about 680 to 1050 FASL. A landscape of boiling springs, forested wetlands, small creeks and beaver ponds quickly rises up to wooded hills then sheer cliffs on the eastern slopes of Guilford Mountain and rocky outcrops at the summit of Buker Mountain.
The springs running year-round out of the sides of Buker Mountain are the headwaters of nearby Big Bennet Pond (a 60 + acre trout pond just a couple of miles from the property), Salmon Stream Pond to the south and 6,800 acre Sebec Lake to the north. The sale of this property includes a deeded right of way for hand carry access to Sebec Lake. Countless other ponds and lakes dot the landscape of this part of Piscataquis County. Maine’s largest lake, Moosehead, is about a 35-minute drive from the land to the south shore in Greenville, Maine.
This part of Maine is a transition of the northern boreal rainforest and the eastern deciduous forest creating perfect habitats for nearly all game animals found in the northeast. There are healthy populations of moose, whitetail deer, black bear, ruffed grouse and wild turkey. Eagles, beaver, bobcat, coyote and fox have all been seen here. The lakes and ponds are a magnet for migratory ducks and geese. The location, improvements and natural landscape of Seventh Ridge Preserve make it one of the best hunting properties in the northeast.
The owner of the Seventh Ridge Preserve has built miles of roads and trails to access all but the steepest areas of the property. This access allows for hunting almost any wind or weather. Most of the acres are in tree growth current use tax status and the owner will provide a copy of his detailed 10-year forest management plan written in 2020.
The large game shooting area on the property includes approximately 71 acres of forest enclosed by over 8,000 feet of high fence. The sale of the land includes one of less than a dozen licenses for exotic game hunting in Maine. The license allows for red stag, elk, bison, fallow deer plus (with some additional notifications) wild hogs.
This property fronts Sebec Shores Road and is within striking distance of grid electricity. The seller reports the local power company is planning to extend the line by the property. Should a new lodge be in your plans the road frontage here would be one place to build it. The clearing of several acres at this location will open up views to the west of Buker Mountain and beyond.
A small hunter/trapper cabin is located in the center of the western third of the land adjacent to a small creek and beaver pond. With some clearing here, views of Guilford Mountain could be spectacular or leave it as is - hidden under the canopy of beautiful hardwood trees.
The offering includes all the intellectual property and good will of Seventh Ridge Outfitters plus a storage container, tractor, side by side ATV and other tools and accessories that will convey with the sale.
PROTECTION BY NEIGHBORS – We are always told that location is the number one consideration when selecting a property. Your neighbors can have an impact on your enjoyment of your property. This land is bordered by the Dover-Foxcroft water district lands to the south protecting nearby 430 acres of abutting land. To the west the land is bordered by thousands of acres of working forestland held in private ownership. These owners have a history of responsibly managing the timber on their property, protecting the wildlife habitats thereon and, at the same time, allowing public use of their lands for recreational purposes.
A LOCATION THAT DESERVES YOUR ATTENTION
Guilford Maine is located in the southwest corner of Piscataquis County. At nearly 4,400 square miles, this is the second largest and least populated county in Maine. It is 3 ½ times the size of Rhode Island with a population of 16,800. Think about all this open space, most of which is open to hunting, fishing, hiking, paddling and much more. There are a number of nearby golf courses, restaurants, a hospital and other conveniences. It is just 30 miles to Moosehead Lake and the Appalachian Trail is less than a 30-minute drive.
It may be remote but it is easy to get here. From the property it is just 7 miles to downtown Dover-Foxcroft. Bangor International Airport is just 43 miles. Portland, Maine is a 2 1/4-hour drive and Boston is less than 4. If you can live and work anywhere, why not choose to be here?
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