Welcome to Hancock’s Jugtown Forest!
Our 5,000 acres of privately owned working forest encompass parts of Casco, Naples and Otisfield. Jugtown Forest is open to the public for responsible recreation including horseback riding, ATVing, snowmobiling, hunting, and some of the best hiking in Maine! Please enjoy our miles of marked trails in accordance with our rules and regulations. We are happy to open our working forest to you and we encourage you to enjoy it safely!
In 1848, Hancock Land Company began their legacy by purchasing a 400-acre timber stand in Casco, Maine. Throughout this forest, trees were harvested and hauled to the Crooked River.
When manufacturing became an integral part of the business, steam engine portable mills powered were established, which traveled to harvest sites to collect trees. To this day, Hancock Land and Lumber companies remain the largest harvester and seller of timber in southern and southwestern Maine. It takes 80 -100 years to grow an Eastern White Pine Tree to maturity, so despite the company’s 165+ history, Hancock Lumber has only been through two harvest cycles in its lifetime. Hancock Lumber relies on natural regeneration to perpetuate growth and success of its Eastern White Pine tree forests.
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