Overlooking the Androscoggin River Valley, this scenic mountain retreat enjoys a southern aspect, established internal roads and trails, and several potential building sites, all within minutes of Bethel Village and Sunday River Ski Resort.
The forest is located in the small rural town of Hanover, Maine on the southern slope of Mount Dimmock overlooking the Androscoggin River Valley. Bethel Village is located less than ten miles away, providing an eclectic mix of restaurants and village shops that support a thriving tourism industry, most notably two local ski resorts - Sunday River and Mount Abrams.
Access is available via a private gravel road that bisects 60’ of frontage on Howard Pond Road, a paved town road with power and utilities. The nearly mile and a half of private gravel road provides excellent interior access. Additional access exists via a deeded right-of-way (ROW) leading from US Route 2, across an abutting landowner, to the property’s southeast corner, near the Hanover/Rumford town line.
The topography ranges from nearly flat at roadside, moderately sloping in the middle, to rugged and steep at the northern extreme near the summit of Mount Dimmock. Over half the terrain falls within the moderately sloped category. From roadside up to parcel center the soils and slope offer the best opportunity to locate a second home or recreational camp. The upper slopes are generally well-drained with some surface rock and ledge. The lower slopes are moderately well-drained with some wet areas associated with the small brooks and intermittent stream.
The forest supports a well-stocked stand of mixed species in mostly pole and sapling size classes. There are a few areas with larger trees near brooks and steeper terrain. According to a Tree Growth Forest Management Plan, there is a breakdown of forest types. Mixed wood (132 acres) is comprised of uneven-aged hemlock, spruce, fir and some pine, mixed with maple, birch and poplar. The other forest type is hardwood (157 acres), comprised of uneven-aged maple, birch, beech and oak.