Armstrong Brook Forest is a northern Maine timberland investment opportunity with an established road network, moderate terrain, scenic water features and a recent inventory indicating a capital timber value of $2.5 million. It is located in the small town of Stockholm, Maine, about 30 miles south of the Canadian border. Despite its remote location, the property is well-located for convenient transport of forest products to numerous local mills. The northern terminus of Interstate 95 is approximately one hour to the south and the capital city, Bangor, is another two-and-a-half hours south from there.
The forest has a well-established, gravel road network providing ample, year-round access to nearly every corner of the property. A town-maintained gravel road bisects the southeastern corner about a mile north of the village center. This road connects into the private road network which is maintained only during times of active harvesting operations. A former railroad right-of-way passes through the entire tract as a designated public ATV trail.
The parcel is comprised of three to four modest plateaus separated by small brook channels. Topography ranges from nearly flat to gently rolling with a few moderate slopes in the northeast corner. Soils are generally well-drained on the plateaus and upper slopes while the flat areas near the brooks and elsewhere exhibit moist soils favorable to spruce/fir and northern white cedar. Four brooks wind through the forest, all of which eventually join into one channel and flow into the Little Madawaska River. The internal road system has established crossings over these brooks with culverts and bridges. The forest supports a mix of timber products, including mature hardwood acres that are attractive to current buyers and stands of younger spruce/fir that will be growing into merchantable sizes in the coming years.