Located in the northern most part of Washington County where the pace of life gets slower by the mile, if you choose to settle down in Brookton, Maine you better be ready for anything! While the basics are available at the Brookton General Store it is approximately 45 minutes to Houlton, Lincoln or Calais for major shopping. Don’t be surprised if you get stuck behind a logging truck or canoe…Logging and Guiding are two of the most popular professions in the area with VAST wilderness surround and some of the most BEAUTIFUL lakes and scenery available in Maine!
Located in Brookton is Drake Lake, Jackson Brook Lake and Baskehegan Lake, Washington County’s 3rd largest lake with a 6,815 acre spread!
Think Baskehegan is big? How about East Grand Lake, just a few minutes north of Brookton East Grand spans 15,917 acres with a deepest depth of 128 FEET! Check out this panorama of East Grand at what is accurately named “Million Dollar View”:
Not to be outdone, Spednic Lake is just 10 miles away at the end of the Forest City Road with a slightly larger span of 17,219 acres.
Spednic and East Grand, formally known as The Shoodic Lakes and often referred to as The Chiputneticook Chain are the dividing waters of the US and Canadian border with the boundary line running the length of both lakes leading into the St.Croix River!
Did I mention these lakes are protected? Woodie Wheaton Land Trust has acquired vast amounts of shoreline and wilderness to preserve for our future generations to enjoy. This land trust also ensures the livelihood of future residents…as I said before, logging and guiding are common ways to earn a dollar in these parts and when you live 45 miles from a grocery store you tend to be a little more self-sustaining!
Brookton and surrounding areas are not just mountains and lakes with bear and moose…these adorable little villages will make you long to live here, the main roads speckled with long time standing architectural gems, neatly kept ranches, old farm houses and churches maintaining their strength through winter winds while being vacant for years. The general stores, post office, boat landings and grange halls are often bustling with chatter, events and activities to keep any local busy year round!
More to come on a Brookton property soon!