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Penobscot Mountain Forest

State Route 239 : Mocanaqua, PA 18655

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

257 Acres
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Penobscot Mountain Forest’s well-drained hardwood forests, easy access to the Susquehanna River and strong aesthetics all combine to offer excellent recreational and future housing options within easy commuting distance of Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. The property is situated along the eastern shoreline of the Susquehanna River, just outside the village of Mocanaqua. This is an ideal property for those seeking a large rural homestead with wooded privacy and open space as well as for those interested in a private recreational retreat with close proximity to regional population centers.

The property is located along the lower flanks of Penobscot Mountain, a long and prominent Appalachian ridgeline, and adjacent to the Susquehana River. A small finger ridge protrudes from the mountain’s lower elevations and defines most of the western half of the property. These two ridge zones are bisected by a scenic, year-round stream that cascades over moss-covered rocks as it makes its way into the nearby Susquehanna River. The river, known regionally for its excellent bass, walleye and muskellunge fishing opportunities, can be accessed from the property by foot or from a public boat launch in nearby Shickshinny Township

The property’s diverse Appalachian hardwood timber resource can support a variety of ownership objectives including acorn production for deer hunters, recreation, aesthetics, firewood production, and the high-quality sawlog production for which northeastern Pennsylvania is renowned, providing supply to world markets. The forest’s predominantly well-drained upland terrain has led to a resource dominated by hardwood, primarily of red, white and chestnut oaks. Stem quality forest-wide can be considered excellent, with the forest containing an abundant future hardwood veneer resource.

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