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Phelps Road Forest
Orange, Vermont
86.00 acres
Introduction For sale for the first time in a family generation, the land is ideally suited to the development of a year-round homesite, while continuing the growth of the existing timber crop. Property highlights include quiet country location with town-maintained access and adjacent electric power, 13 acres of open meadows with nice local views, exceptional timber resource with standing value estimated to be $113,000, hobby sugarbush opportunity with 3,680 taps, and stone walls on gentle terrain. Location The property is in a scenic country setting in the town of Topsham, which is situated in east-central Vermont. Topsham is primarily forested, with mountain tops rising to between 1,700’ and 2,000’ Above Sea Level (ASL). The majority of the terrain in this area sits at elevations between 1,200’ and 1,400’. The town has two notable valleys, with Waits River and Route 25 running through the western valley. The small villages of West Topsham and Waits River are located in this valley. The eastern valley is more narrow and hosts the Topsham/Corinth Road, East Topsham Village and Topsham Four Corners. The entire population of the township is 1,140. The Waits River Valley school is a few miles from the property, serving K-8. The land is situated along a quiet dirt road high on a hill just east of the Waits River Valley. A few homes are situated near the land’s access point. Bradford is the nearest larger town which sits along I-91, 12 miles to the south. 22 miles to the north are the twin cities of Barre and Montpelier. Boston is about a 2.5-hour drive to the southeast. Access Access is provided by roughly 150’ of direct frontage along Phelps Road, a gravel, town-maintained road located a short distance up in the hills above the Waits River Valley and Route 25. An existing driveway leads from the road frontage into the larger meadow that is situated at the land’s northeast quadrant. This driveway into the field offers easy access for future home construction and forestry activities. An internal woods trail runs off the driveway and into the woods, paralleling the east side of the property’s main stream. Electric power runs across from the road frontage. Site Description The property’s terrain is mostly gently sloped, creating southern exposure at the larger meadow (roughly 9 acres in size) and southern to eastern aspect on the other old fields (these areas are beginning to develop with young trees as the area has not been bush-hogged in a few years). The balance of the land has eastern and western aspects with the modestly steep terrain comprised of slopes leading to the main stream. The headwaters of a small stream originate on the land, running in a southerly direction and located near the property’s center. The stream runs year-round with the exception of dry summer periods. The high point on the forest (1,460’ ASL) is at the property’s western boundary, with the low point (1,180’ ASL) at the place where the stream exits the land across the southern boundary. The larger meadow sits at 1,400’. Soils are generally well drained with the exception of a few small areas close to the property’s main stream. Various stone walls run through the forestland, delineating different land uses and forest types. The property offers an attractive site to build a home within the larger meadow or in a smaller field at the land’s northeastern corner. Both sites offer privacy and nice local views. Timber The timber resource has been carefully managed, producing the exceptional stands that exist today. A timber inventory in the winter of 2014 for the purpose of updating the forest management plan reveals a total sawlog volume of 451 MBF International ¼” scale (5.8 MBF/acre), with 1,363 pulpwood cords (19.2 cords/acre). Combined total commercial per acre volume is 30.9 cords (a figure well above average for the region). Stumpage values were assigned to the volumes in January 2019, producing a property-wide Capital Timber Value (CTV) of $113,400 ($1,597/commercial acre). Hardwoods are the dominant species, holding 83% of total volume. The individual species composition is dominated by sugar maple (58%), followed by white pine (15%). All stands are fully stocked (total basal area of 84 square feet), with exceptional stem quality in the hardwoods. Average diameter of the sawlog component by volume is 16”, with average diameter for all products combined at 14”. The average diameter of the three main species is 15.0” for sugar maple, 19.0” for white pine, and 16.0” for white ash. Orange County, Vermont is well known for producing some of the finest sugar maple in the country due to its soils which are perfectly suited to maple growth. This, combined with careful management, has produced the exceptional maple resource that grows on the property today. The forest management plan indicates that thinning last occurred 25 years ago. Thinning and harvest cuts are available anytime, providing near term income for the new owner.
Brookfield Highlands Forest
Orange, Vermont
100.00 acres
Introduction The forest is ideally suited to the development of a year-'round home site, while continuing the growth of the existing timber crop. Property highlights include: · Quiet country location with town-maintained access and adjacent electric power; · Building site options along the road or further into the woods; · Exceptional timber resource with standing value estimated to be $113,700; · Stone walls and gentle terrain. Location The property is situated in the northeast section of Brookfield Township, in an area predominately forested and generally at the town’s region of highest elevation. This location gives way to long views to the west from certain locations near and on the land. Locally, there are a few year-round neighbors adjacent to the property with mixed home sizes, styles and maintenance levels. Not far from the property in all directions, the landscape changes from predominately forested to a greater mix of open farmland, creating an attractive local setting. While the property is situated in a rural area, away from traveled roads, three town villages are nearby. Williamstown village is 6 miles to the northwest where most amenities are available. Chelsea Village, the county seat, is 7 miles to the southeast. The small hamlet of Brookfield, at Sunset Lake, is 5 miles to the west, while Montpelier is 20 miles north. Boston is about a 2.75-hour’s drive to the southeast. Access Access is provided by roughly 400’ of direct frontage along the town-maintained portion of Cemetery Street; beyond this point the land has a further 1,590’ along the non-town-maintained section of this road. In addition, 725’ of frontage exists along Taylor Hill Road; though this is also not town-maintained, this road is kept open in the winter months by local neighbors. Electric power and telephone service runs along Taylor Hill Road and the town-maintained portion of Cemetery Street, with existing and potential driveway cuts easily upgraded and/or established along these roads for housing and/or future forest management activities. Internal trails are well developed and a VAST snowmobile trail runs across the southern end of the land, providing direct access to this recreational asset. Site Description Gentle to moderate slopes define the terrain, with southern and western exposure. The center of the property is mostly level and generally the highest elevation in the area at 1,840’. The entire property was once farmed and part of a homestead, evident by the pine stands that have become established from old field abandonment, the many stone walls that cross the land, remnants of a stone foundation, and the Goodrich Cemetery that is located on the property along Cemetery Street. The headwaters of a small stream originate on the land, and a forested wetland is located in the northeast corner. Soils are generally well drained on the land west of Cemetery Street, as well as the separate 3-acre parcel east of Cemetery Street that comes with the property. This 3-acre lot appears to be buildable. The property also supports a potential homesite just off Taylor Hill Road, with other options located towards the center of the property where views with tree clearing can be long. Timber The timber resource has been carefully managed, producing the exceptional stands that exist today. A timber inventory in the spring of 2019 for the purpose of establishing timber value reveals a property-wide Capital Timber Value (CTV) of $113,700 ($1,203/commercial acre). Hardwoods are the dominant species, holding 79% of total volume. Species composition is dominated by sugar maple, white pine, the birches and white ash, with other common associates making up the balance. The sawlog volume is dominated by sugar maple, white pine and white ash. All stands are fully stocked (total basal area of 99.7 square feet) with stem quality of the hardwoods and pine exceptional. Scattered, very old sugar maples (±100 years of age) are present, adding diversity to the resource. Average diameter of the sawlog component by volume is 15”, with average diameter for all products combined at 13.5”. The average diameter of the three main species is 14.5” for sugar maple, 19.0” for white pine, and 14.0” for white ash. Orange County, Vermont is well known for producing some of the finest sugar maple in the country due to its soils which are perfectly suited to maple growth. This, combined with careful management, has produced an exceptional timber resource.
Tug Ridge Forest
Orange, Vermont
124.00 acres
Introduction Tug Ridge Forest is a land for sale opportunity for anyone looking for a private forested retreat close to other recreation and to shopping, restaurants and cultural events. The 124 acres of ridgetop forest will provide big views to the east and south once some trees are cleared. A cabin can be perched on the ridgetop or tucked deeper in the forest. The villages of Post Mills, Thetford and Fairlee are close by, as are the sparkling waters of Lake Fairlee. And, only 20-30 minutes away, are the dynamic communities of Norwich, Hanover, Dartmouth and Lebanon. Location Tug Ridge Forest is in the town of Thetford in the Upper Valley Region of east-central Vermont. This area is defined by the Connecticut River that is the boundary between Vermont and New Hampshire in this part of the state. Thus, the Upper Valley Region includes Vermont and New Hampshire communities such as Norwich, Hanover, Lebanon and White River Junction. The landscape includes farms and forests, quaint towns and developed strips, flat lowlands and rolling hills. Thetford is a quiet town on the eastern edge of Vermont, with river frontage and rising hills. It is primarily a bedroom community to the local job hubs (Dartmouth College, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and King Arthur Flour, to name a few). Within these towns there are local restaurants, unique stores, several theaters for performing arts, large retailers and plentiful services. The property for sale is 24 miles from the intersection of Interstates 89 and 91, providing easy access to many points in New England. Access The property is accessed by a 50’ wide, 2,290’ long right-of-way (ROW). The ROW starts on Barker Road, a gravel, town-maintained road, that turns off State Route 113 in the village of Post Mills. The ROW begins 700 feet from the intersection of Barker Road and Route 113 at a spot that can be identified by the real estate agent. The ROW is navigable by a high-clearance, SUV-type vehicle. With some brush clearing and wash-out repair in a few spots, the road will likely be drivable by most cars. Once at the property boundary, the road continues 790' into the property to a grassy, flat spot. From here, old skid trails provide good access into and throughout the property. Site Description The property for sale rests on an east-facing ridge on the slopes of Tug Mountain. The property is generally sloped with a few level spots on the eastern side where the access road enters and on the western side at the height of the ridge. There are also a few areas that are quite steep. The property is completely forested with a few breaks in the canopy here and there, and along the access road. Intermittent streams flow freely and collect in areas of poorly-drained soils. Bedrock protrusions are common and provide micro-topography, unique habitats for ferns and mosses and aesthetic appeal. Deer and moose sign is plentiful and other game animals likely inhabit this forest, making it an accessible hunting location. In 2006, two sub-lots on the property were identified. Each of these lots was granted a septic permit. However, the remaining 112.9 acres, does NOT have a septic permit. Because the septic laws changed in Vermont in 2007, any septic system installed in either of these lots will require inspection. These two lots would make ideal spots for a cabin for hunting, peaceful retreat or recreational pursuits. Up on the ridge, there are potential views, with clearing, to the south and east of the Connecticut River Valley and New Hampshire hills beyond.
Kasson Road Forest
Orange, Vermont
79.00 acres
Introduction After acquiring the property in 1983, the owner created a rustic homestead in which to live largely off the land. Over a three-decade period, she labored alone, creating a garden, developing woodland trails, building sheds, planting apple trees, cutting firewood, watching wildlife, and making upgrades to the home camp. The property is ideal for the buyer seeking a working camp to spend weekends and enjoy everything this forest has to offer. Property highlights include: · Rustic home camp with abundant light, solar power, phone service, hot water and shower; · Established driveway to large fenced gardens, open meadow and a small, swimmable pond; · Developed woods trails and abundant wildlife Location The property is located in east-central Vermont, in a rural, quiet area of primarily high-elevation forestland and scattered homes along the roads. The homesteads along Downing Road are a mix of sizes and styles with some fine, originally designed homes on the way to the land. Several large towns are within a 30-minute drive, including Bradford at Exit 16 of I-91, Wells River/ Woodsville at Exit 17 of I-91, and Barre and Montpelier along I-89, each town offering all amenities. Boston is a 2.5-hour drive to the southeast. Access Access is provided by Kasson Road, which is not plowed in the winter; however, the property’s driveway is located ±830’ from Downing Road which is fully maintained by the town. Kasson Road and the property’s driveway to the camp are well suited to most vehicle types during dry conditions. Utility poles and a telephone line have been installed to the camp. The driveway passes a small pond and apple trees, then follows a fence and stone wall as it winds up to the camp and garden area. From the garden, many trails, used by the current ownership for horseback riding, run throughout the woods. Site Description The land is all forested, with the exception of ±2 acres of meadows and gardens near the camp. The eastern boundary borders a year-’round stream. Another brook cuts across the southwestern area, near the pond. The pond was developed some years ago and provides a nice swimming spot to cool off during the summer. Terrain is moderately sloping and mostly well drained, supporting productive soil types. The property is located in the Groton-Topsham Highlands with elevation ranging from 1,620’ along the western stream to 1,860’ along the northern boundary. Views from the camp are local but expand to wide, long southern view from the garden area. A southern aspect prevails, including at the camp and garden area. The property’s location away from traveled roads provides a very private and peaceful setting with little noise pollution Timber The forest’s management plan is comprehensive, detailing many of the land’s natural resources. Two forest stands were delineated in the plan: a 33-acre mixedwood area holding both mature stems and younger areas (the latter the result of thinning 10 years ago) and a 40-acre, more mature hardwood stand, having been most recently harvested 35 years ago. It hosts maples, birch, beech and cherry, with size classes from 8” to 16”, combining to create an attractive aesthetic appeal. As mentioned in the management plan “Signs that moose and deer use the property are widespread. The owner has also seen bear, fisher, long-tailed weasel, ermine, hare, grouse, turkey, porcupine, raccoon, fox and many birds, including owls and hawks”. No invasive species have been noted on or near the property. House/Buildings The camp is wood construction with a kitchen, sitting room, wood stove and shower unit on the first floor. The upstairs is a sleeping loft with plenty of windows. A wood stove is the heat source, while hot water, stove and lights are powered by gas. Two roof-mounted solar panels supply energy to four deep cycle batteries for electric power which run additional lights and a refrigerator. Dry wells drain the sink and shower, with an outhouse nearby. The main outbuilding was used to stable horses, with hay storage on the second floor. Other, smaller outbuildings were previously used to shelter chickens, pigs and dogs. Easement The property (excluding 2 acres around the camp) is subject to a conservation easement which is held by the Vermont Land Trust (VLT). VLT is one of the most respected conservation groups in the nation. A working forest “partnership” with VLT offers the new owner predictability and cooperation, given the long history and solid reputation this land trust has established in its management of easement lands under its protection Sustainable forestry/agricultural activities are permitted and the property can be posted against public access.
Route 113
Orange, Vermont
85.00 acres
Introduction The property presents multiple use options, including a potential year-round homesite, a woodlot for managing a productive timber resource, and recreational uses where white-tailed deer are abundant and a VAST trail runs directly across the property. Property highlights: Standing timber value of $62,200; Paved road frontage with electric/telephone service and a nearby village; Established internal trails Location The forest is located in the southwestern corner of West Fairlee, a township whose village center is minutes down the road and consists of a post office, general store, elementary school and town hall. Interstate 91 (exit 14) and Thetford Village are 9 miles to the southeast. Norwich, Vermont, which, together with Hanover and Lebanon, New Hampshire form the nucleus of this region, is located 18 miles to the southeast. Access Access is provided by direct frontage along Route 113, a paved state road that runs from the village of Chelsea (to the west) to East Thetford near Interstate 91 and the Connecticut River, 8 miles to the east. The frontage along Route 113 runs for ±1,500’. The land’s area closest to the road is level to gently sloping and appears to support a potential homesite. A VAST (Vermont Association of Snow Travelers) snowmobile trail crosses the western tip of the property. Also, the established Cross Rivendell hiking trail traverses the southwestern corner of the property, offering direct access to this regional, 36-mile trail that extends from Mt. Cube in Orford, NH to Flagpole Hill in Vershire. Site Description Pockets of gentle terrain exist near the frontage, seeming to allow for home construction back away from the road. The height of land (southern section of the property) also offers gentle terrain in the form of a hilltop plateau containing two knobs and a saddle in between. This location holds a mix of level areas (some formerly used as pasture) and some rock outcropping leading to each knob. The mid-section of the land contains moderate to occasionally steep terrain. All of the soils are well drained. The high point on the forest (1,280’ above sea level [ASL]) is the southernmost knob where views of the surrounding mountains and valley below can be enjoyed during leaf-off periods of the year. In this area, hardwoods dominate the forest. From this area, the land slopes to the road, supporting hemlock and mixed hardwood stands, with an elevation near the road of 780’ ASL. This primarily softwood part of the land covers a mapped winter deer yard, an area known for supporting winter deer habitat. In addition, the southern part of the land offers good browse and a red oak component whose mast acorns provide high levels of protein for the deer herd. Timber 2017 timber data reveal a total sawlog volume of 418 MBF International ¼” scale (4.9 MBF/acre), with 1,790 pulpwood cords (21.1 cords/acre). Combined total commercial per acre volume is 30.9 cords. Stumpage values were assigned to the volumes in July of 2017, producing a property-wide Capital Timber Value (CTV) of $62,200 ($732/total acre). The species composition is nearly equally split between hardwoods (48%) and softwoods (52%). Species composition for all products combined is dominated by hemlock (45%), a species that provides high-quality deer yard habitat. Sugar maple holds 29% of total volume, with this species and other associated hardwoods located primarily on the upper slopes and ridgetop. While the forest holds a wide diameter distribution, most stems are within the 12-16” size class.
Fatherley Woodlot
Orange, Vermont
78.00 acres
Introduction The property is an easily-accessible central Vermont woodlot that has been well managed by the same family since the 1950s. The property is suited to the continued growth and harvest of forest products, recreation and development of a camp from its established access road. Location The property is located in east-central Vermont, quite close to the Connecticut River Valley, the New Hampshire border and Interstate 91. The land sits near the height of land on the first rise west of the Connecticut River Valley. Just to the east are the many farms within this valley. Locally, forestland dominates the landscape; however, not too far to the west are the small farms of the Waits River Valley and several of its nearby tributaries. Near the property, scattered well-maintained homes dot the town road. Less than a mile up the road is the Wrights Mountain trailhead, providing access to many miles of established hiking trails that terminate on Wrights Mountain, where great views from the peak’s ledges unfold. Bradford (population 2,797) is the largest nearby town, located 6 miles to the east and hosting a supermarket, area schools and many businesses, including the well known outdoor gear store Farm-Way. The Town of Newbury’s single largest settlement is Wells River, 13 miles to the north. Boston is a 2.5 hour drive to the southeast. Access The property’s survey indicates 200’ of road frontage along Wrights Mountain Road, a town-maintained gravel road. An established driveway exists off the town road leading into the property’s center. This road also serves as the right-of-way for the adjacent town forest. Electric power and telephone service run along the town road. Site Description The entire property is forested, with the exception of a small clearing situated at the end of the internal access road. The land’s narrow spur runs along a small stream on its western side, with steeper slopes to the east and west. Beyond the point at which the boundary widens, and the property is roughly square, the terrain here resembles an amphitheater, with a small valley at the southern end and ridges rising to the west, north and east. Soils are primarily well drained with the exception of a few spots along the stream (near the access road). Elevations range from a low point at the town road frontage at 1,120’ above sea level (ASL) to 1,420’ ASL along the land’s eastern ridge. The property’s highest and best use is likely as a woodlot, producing forest products; however, the construction of a camp is a compatible use, given the established access and suitable terrain near the end of the access road. Special Features While the land has been in family ownership for many decades (since 1955), a forest management plan has not been developed. Therefore, no forest inventory data is available. Despite this, the timber resource has been carefully managed. The most recent thinning was conducted 10 years ago. The timber resource is largely even-aged and likely 65-70 years old. Full stocking levels exist throughout the forest. Species composition is dominated by hardwoods, with maple, ash, birch and aspen represented. The softwoods are primarily red spruce and hemlock. A series of internal trails were created as part of the last thinning, allowing good access throughout.
3528 Riford Brook Road - Braintree
Orange, Vermont
65.00 acres
Peace & quiet awaits on Green Ridge, an ideal 65 +/- acre recreational property setback from a private, legal right-of-way in the central Vermont town of Braintree! Perfect for your dream off-grid, remote retreat, the property is completely surrounded by a sense of seclusion yet is less than 15 minutes away from Randolph. Located along a hillside ridgeline, the property features a sloping topography with mostly northern hardwoods throughout & softwoods among the higher elevations. Recreational possibilities abound with wildlife sightings, including moose, on the land. Journey along the private ROW that extends over 1400’ to a small open clearing of approx. .09 acres. An old logging trail network on the land offers private recreational trails for hunting, biking, cross country skiing & more but will require some maintenance. Utility pole #1/114 is located at the street nearby the ROW access. Riford Brook Road is a year-round, gravel town-maintained & plowed road. There is an old cabin on the parcel that will need to be removed or rebuilt by the future owner. It is our understanding that an old tiled, spring well is located on the property, approximately 400’ above the existing camp, & an on-site septic system is connected to the cabin. Conditions of the well & septic system are unknown. ROW to convey & a maintenance agreement exists. The property is not enrolled in Current Use but is likely eligible. Located within a larger recreational area, escape from it all at Green Ridge!
2200 Chelsea Mountain Road - Randolph
Orange, Vermont
6.00 acres
Like a picturesque painting, this 6.1 +/- acre parcel offers stunning short & long-range mountain views; a perfect place to build your dream country home in Randolph, VT! Preliminary soil tests indicate the likelihood of a private mound wastewater system supporting a 3-bedroom single family residence. The topography would lend nicely for a walk-out lower level, and an elevated deck would allow for views of Killington Ski Resort! Power runs near the southwestern border with one pole on the property for easy access & reduced building costs. Almost half of the parcel is cleared pastureland with the remaining half consisting of mostly hardwood forestland, gently elevated above the pastureland to complete the land. The parcel has frontage on the town-maintained Chelsea Mountain Road; however, access is by the privately-maintained Moxley Drive; a shared maintenance agreement exists. A small mountain brook travels east to west through the property, and there is a quaint stonewall along the southeastern road frontage on the privately-maintained Danoli Farm Drive. Deer and other wildlife are a common sighting in this beautiful area of large pastures and rolling forestland. High speed DSL/Fiber internet, phone & TV are available along Chelsea Mtn Road & Moxley Drive. Less than 15 minutes to I-89, 40 minutes to Lebanon, NH & an hour to Burlington, VT. One additional parcel of similar acreage available from same landowner if looking for additional space or to build a nearby second home.
180 Paradise Lane - Williamstown
Orange, Vermont
2.00 acres
An excellent opportunity to own 2.38 +/- acres of open grassland with potential for a private home site in the beautiful central Vermont town of Williamstown! Setback along a quiet, private access road, the parcel is mostly open with a gently sloping topography. Located minutes to Norwich University, Barre, and Montpelier, the parcel is ideally located for easy access to employment, entertainment, shopping, and amenities. The sellers have soil tests completed that showed the capacity to support a 3-bedroom home on the parcel. Williamstown has no town zoning allowing for many creative options on this property. The proximity to power and potential for a short driveway could make this an economical lot to develop. The grassland is currently hayed as needed by a local farmer. The sellers have always enjoyed the wildlife that has graced the property including deer, turkey, ducks, and geese! Paradise Lane is a privately maintained right of way, and the land conveys with a road maintenance agreement with neighboring landowners. Cable TV and high-speed internet are available in the area. The parcel consists of roughly 195’ +/- of road footage along Paradise Lane. Westerly mountain views are enjoyed near the Paradise Lane road footage. Surrounded by chirping crickets and friendly neighbors, this is the perfect place to build your dream country home.