Welcome to Hancock Land Company’s Jugtown Forest. This 5,000 acre privately owned working forest, encompasses parts of Casco, Naples and Otisfield, and is open for responsible public access. 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, the 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, portable mills powered by steam engines were established, which traveled to harvest sites to collect trees. Still to this day, Hancock Land and Lumber companies remain the largest harvester and seller of timber in southern and southwestern Maine.  Although there are a variety of species of trees in the forest, they primarily focus on the harvesting and manufacturing of Eastern White Pine.

Watch our slideshow to see all the fun activities you can do in our forest!  


We love to hunt in Jugtown Forest, but please pay attention to our rules and proper dates & times to hunt! Make sure to always wear your orange hunting gear for safety.