A major lake-rimmed forest, featuring a secluded peninsula stretched between two large Downeast lakes with over three miles of rocky shoreline, exceptional privacy, and multiple options for a retreat with commanding water views.
Second Lake Forest is located in Marion Township, Maine, about 7 miles north of Route 1, and the bustling harbor town of Machias. Bangor is less than two hours to the west, while Portland is about three hours to the southwest. The Canadian maritime province of New Brunswick is only 30 minutes to the east, with its two large cities - St John and Fredericton - located two and two and a half hours away respectively.
Legal access is directly off Route 191 via a deeded right-of-way across Old Woods Road. The private gravel road network is over three miles long, providing access via short spur roads leading to outstanding lake frontage on the parcel.
The majority of the terrain is flat to gently rolling with predominantly well-drained, gravelly soils. Half of the parcel acreage exists as a peninsula, which serves as the geographical separation of two lakes - Gardner Lake and Second Lake. Hammond Pond (10 acres) and surrounding heath exist near the parcel center. A small brook courses through the northern section of the tract, widening significantly as it flows into Second Lake.
Second Lake is 1,650 acres in size with a maximum depth of 25 feet, while Gardner Lake is 3,886 acres in size with a maximum depth of 56 feet. Both lakes support a warm-water fishery of white perch, small and large mouth bass and chain pickerel. The parcel enjoys nearly 3.5 miles of rocky shoreline suitable for fishing, swimming, boating or establishing a dock.
The forest supports a mix of species, heavy to softwood - red spruce, balsam fir, white pine and northern white cedar. There is a lesser mix of hardwoods (red maple, aspen and yellow birch). Harvesting in the mid to late 90s has left a patchwork of thick stands in various size classes, predominantly sapling and pole.