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Chase Mountain Forest

Moretown, Washington, VT
05660
Price: $99,000
Acres: 116
Type: Multiple Uses
Availability: Under Agreement
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Introduction
Location
Access
Site Description
House/Buildings

Introduction

This recreational piece of forest land is very private, with access along a Class IV road and a short Right of Way (ROW). There is an open clearing with an old hunting camp in place. This is 4 x 4 country and is suited for off-grid living only, as the property is not close to any electrical services.

Property highlights include:

  • ROW from town road leads to a small open clearing;
  • The field would be a good place to build a camp or fix the existing building for immediate use;
  • A small spring-fed pond below the camp;
  • Northern hardwood forest consisting of almost 40% sugar maples;
  • Excellent wildlife viewing or hunting with deer, moose, grouse, and bear all present;
  • Views could be expanded by removing some trees to the west of the clearing.

Location

This forest land is located off Lynch Hill Road in Moretown, Vermont. It's close to Montpelier, which has many shops, restaurants and activities located near and around the state's capital. It is 3.5 hours from Boston, Massachusetts, and Hartford, Connecticut, and is also 3.5 hours away, with New York City a 6-hour drive. This property is in the Green Mountains and has the 2100' Chase Mountain peak in its southern quadrant: it is a private and peaceful deep forest location.

Access

Chase Mountain Forest is accessed by Lynch Hill Road (a public town trail) without any direct road frontage to the property. From Lynch Hill Road, there is a short deeded 30' wide ROW which has been used historically for access to the camp and timber removal. A 4X4 truck or high clearance vehicle is necessary to get to the property, and the last mile is not drivable in a car. This limited access is what makes this property so private.

Site Description

Chase Mountain Forest is a high-elevation property that is situated within the central Green Mountains region of Vermont. Historically, this forest has likely seen a pattern of land use typical for the region. Gentle slopes in the northern portion of the forest were likely cleared in the 1800s and used for pastures by subsistence farms located along Lynch Hill Road. The forest lies on the moderate to steep topography of Chase Mountain and includes the mountain's peak at almost 2100'. 

This is a northern hardwood forest with tree species typical for this area, with sugar maple (37%), red maple, beech, hemlock, white ash, and yellow and white birch among the other species present. Woods trails on the property are in good condition, and although the terrain is somewhat steep in parts, all areas on the northern side of Chase Mountain can be accessed by the trails developed by past harvesting activity.

Hunting would be very good in this forest, with white-tailed deer, bear, moose, turkey, and grouse found in the woods. There is an open clearing that currently has a camp (being sold as is) with some views to the north and west. This camp has been leased to hunters in the past but has not been used for a few years and is in need of a cleanout. A small pond appears to be spring fed below the camp with a few old apple trees on the forest's edge. This deep woods forest could be the perfect property for you if you're looking for a private hunting or nature retreat.

House/Buildings

There is an old hunting camp in the clearing that has not been used for a few years and needs to be cleaned out. The underlying structure is unknown but seems sturdy enough and may be able to be renovated and used again.

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