Lot 20-2 Smokehouse Road, Trescott Township, Maine, 04652
Rare opportunity to own a 5.48 acre parcel abutting conservation land in historical Bailey’s Mistake. The Smokehouse Road leads to one of the last standing historic smoke houses that once dotted our Downeast coastline. It is a dead end road and very quiet. Great location to build that get-away or forever home and showcase the varied coastline of the bold coast area.
The property is bordered by the estuary winding in from the mighty Atlantic where local fishermen moore their boats in the safety of the protected cove. A driveway is in place to easily access the waterfront.
Trescott today is a rural seaside community of a little over 300 full time residents. It covers about 25 square miles near the most northeastern tip of the US. With such a small year-round and seasonal population, Trescott has been part of Maine's 10 million acre unorganized territory, with no local government, since the town de-organized in 1945. As an unorganized township with few county services, property taxes are still lower than otherwise typical in Maine. Schools are attended in nearby towns. Local news is covered by the Machias Valley News Observer in the county seat of Machias, about 20 miles west of Trescott, and the Quoddy Tides in Eastport, about an hour away.
The terrain in Trescott is hilly and mostly forested, rising irregularly from sea level on the coast up to about 230‘ at the hilly peaks. The coastline on both the bay to the north and the ocean to the south is mostly rocky, with a steeply rising shore. Several small streams and brooks drain to the bay and the ocean.
Trescott is informally divided into north and south regions, with no roads joining them without leaving town. There are two major 2-lane roads cross the town: State Rt. 189 crosses the north side on the way east into neighboring Lubec and the bridge to Campobello; State Rt. 191 crosses in the south from Cutler into south Lubec. A few small paved and unpaved roads wind into the woods to homes hidden back in the trees. Many of the homes are along the coast, and as in the surrounding towns, there is very little traffic — and no traffic.
The Downeast region of the state includes Washington County, also known as the Sunrise County as it is the first in the nation to see the sun rise each day/ It is bounded on the south by Hancock County, on the West by Penobscott county, on the North by Aroostook County (also known as THE County by Mainers) and on the East by the Atlantic Ocean and the beginning of the Bay of Fundy.
Dotted throughout the area on the other side of Rt. 1, away from the coast, are small towns and traditional Downeast hamlets. Throughout the region, the things that make people nostalgic for the “good old days’ still carry on. Besides the traditions of hunting and fishing, sailing and other outdoor recreations are the small town events, church suppers and summer fairs, with petting zoos and cotton candy, rides for the kids and 4-H exhibits for all. The pace of life is slower, but the modern amenities are available. A great place to live, work and play.