Merrill Mountain Forest is easily accessible forested parcel ideal for weekend recreation, primary or second home development, conservation, wildlife and long-term timber management and possible subdivision. The property is located in the Saco River Valley nearly an equal distance between Sebago Lake to the east and the New Hampshire state border to the west. For commuters and weekend warriors, Portland, Maine, is less than an hour’s drive to the southeast and Boston is just over two hours south. Access is provided by extensive paved road frontage and a network of forestry trails penetrate the property to the upper slopes.
The forest enjoys a southerly aspect with gently rolling and sloping terrain. At the summit, there are outstanding long range views towards Portland and the White Mountains.Level ground in several places at mid-slope offers excellent habitat for a host of wildlife species and is suitable for potential building sites. The forest directly abuts the 939-acre Lowell Barnes Wildlife Management Area, a managed resource for recreation and wildlife management research.
The forest supports a mixed species composition of northern hardwoods and some white pine. A timber harvest conducted about five years ago has left pole and small sawlog stems of reasonably good quality that will contribute to the future timber potential. All forest trails constructed for the harvest are well-stabilized and provide access not only for future forestry but also for recreational access throughout the year.