Perched on a small ridge just east of the Saco River Valley and minutes from Fryeburg, Maine, this forest offers long-term timber, internal recreational trails, and residential potential along town-maintained Black Mountain Road.
Sweden, Maine is a small rural town located just a few miles north of Fryeburg village nestled along the Saco River and the New Hampshire border. With the White Mountains to the northwest and the Lakes Region to the south, this area is one of the most scenic that northern New England has to offer. The White Mountain National Forest and North Conway, NH are just across the river, offering year-round outdoor recreation and a wide variety of restaurants, shops and tourist attractions.
Access is available via 700+’ of frontage on Black Mountain Road, a gravel road well-maintained by the town of Sweden. Power and utilities are available at roadside. The seller plans to construct a new road from the frontage on Black Mountain Road into the parcel interior. This road would connect into a pre-existing internal road that is currently only accessible through an abutting landowner via permission.
The topography is variable as it gently slopes away from the road frontage, flattens out around a small wetland, and then moderately climbs the ridges that define the northern boundary. A few notable steep faces surround “Woodbury Hill” (1,140’ ASL), the prominent knoll occupying most of the property’s eastern panhandle. The upper west side includes the south face of “Popple Hill” (1,168’ ASL) which also has some steep slopes but may be worth climbing to enjoy long range views of the Saco River Valley looking south.
The upper reach of Dock Brook flows intermittently through the parcel. Beyond the brook, the soils become drier with a sandy/rocky composition. An internal road leads to a clearing that would make a great potential site for a camp or second home.
The forest supports a mixed species composition of northern hardwoods (maple and birch), some red oak, and a few areas of white pine. The forest has been managed for decades as a working forest since the early 50s. The forest was thinned in 2014 and is currently in a re-growth period. There is no updated timber inventory but a copy of the Tree Growth Plan is available upon request.