With stunning views of Flagstaff Lake and the notable Bigelow Mountain Range, this forest offers a prime recreational location adjacent to the Appalachian Trail and a casual walk through adjacent public land to the lake's shoreline.
Jerome Brook Forest offers moderate terrain ranging from flat to gently rolling topography, facing north towards Flagstaff Lake and Blanchard Mountain. The property is well suited to the buyer looking for a prime recreational property for camp development that offers privacy, wide lake and mountain views and proximity to varied outdoor recreational activities.
Jerome Brook Forest is located to the east of the Bigelow Mountains and a stone’s throw from the shores of the 20,300-acre Flagstaff Lake. The land between the property and the lake is public state land, providing direct walking access to this spectacular lake and protection from future development.
The area is well-known for its many recreational opportunities, from canoeing, rafting and hiking to cross country and downhill skiing and snowmobiling. Of particular note is the property’s proximity to two long-distance hiking trails. A section of the Maine Huts and Trails system traverses a section of the forest and two of their huts are less than a day’s hike from the forest. Maine Huts and Trails is a non-profit organization that maintains hundreds of miles of hiking, skiing and biking trails in western Maine as well as full-service huts for staying along the way. The Appalachian Trail (AT) meanders several hundred feet to the south, allowing the property to serve as a direct launching point to the nearby, famed Bigelow Range section of the AT, one of the most scenic and thrilling hikes along this national treasure.
While relatively remote, the forest has year-round access that makes it a simple drive to the nearest town with basic services, Kingfield. With convenience stores and restaurants, Kingfield is situated on the well-traveled Maine Route 27, approximately 20 minutes to the south. Farmington and Skowhegan are regionally significant and offer most commercial and retail services. Both towns are about one hour to the southwest and southeast, respectively. Maine’s largest city of Portland is roughly 2.5 hours to the south and Boston, Massachusetts is approximately 4.5 hours to the south.
Access is provided by over 4,000’ of paved road frontage along Long Falls Dam Road. Near the southeast corner of the property, a gravel road provides access from Long Falls Dam Road. Over 4,000’ of well-built, internal, gravel roads meander to knolls in the central portion of the property and to a large open area near the northern border. The internal road system has been well-maintained and is currently passable by most vehicle types.