Whitten Parritt Forest is a coastal Maine property with Route 1 frontage, long-term timber potential and brook and pond frontage, all within a short drive of Acadia National Park Region. The forest is in the small town of Steuben, known for its iconic rocky coastline in the form of two peninsulas. The property is accessed by 572’ of frontage on US Route 1. A gravel road starting at the highway to provides complete interior access.
Whitten Parritt stream, a winding fresh water stream flows from north to south along the western boundary with two bends cutting into the forest to provide direct water access. The width and depth of the stream on the upper reaches appears navigable with a canoe or kayak. The stream is known to support brook trout and possibly salmon. The small pond at parcel center is the creation of an active beaver population. The topography is near flat to gently rolling with well-drained, gravelly soils throughout the majority of the tract.
Overall, the forest exhibits good aesthetics and is very walk-able, given that the main road and network of trails have remained largely open since the last timber harvest over 20 years ago. The road and trail network offer excellent mobility for a host of recreational activities including hunting, trail-riding and cross-country skiing. The forest supports a mixed species composition of balsam fir and red spruce, followed by white pine and northern hardwoods. A timber harvest conducted over 20 years ago left a predominantly pole-sized diameter class (6 to 9” diameters.) with relatively even distribution across the parcel. A scattered white pine overstory in the small to medium-sized sawlog size classes exists in some areas. The forest has good potential for long-term timber management.