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Hampton Forest

Hampton, Washington County, NY
12887
Price: $175,000
Acres: 147
Type: Multiple Uses
Availability: Under Agreement
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Introduction
Location
Access
Site Description
Timber

Introduction

This 147-acre property has a developed access road that is suitable for any vehicle type and leads to a camp perched overlooking a beaver pond. The campsite is private and set amongst tall hemlocks and pines. From the camp, a network of woods trails covers the entire property. The mostly oak and pine timber resource has been professionally managed with the best and highest valued trees retained for future growth and value appreciation.

Location

The land is located in northeastern New York within Hampton, a rural, agricultural town with farms, scattered homes, and many small ponds. The town's population is 950, and it borders the Vermont state line. 

While the land is located in a quiet, rural location, the town of Fair Haven, Vermont is just 4 miles to the east. Fair Haven has a population of 2,736 and offers a downtown and all amenities.

Lake George, New York is a 45-minute drive to the west, Albany, New York, is a 1.5-hour drive, while New York City is a 3.75-hour drive. To the east, Killington Ski Resort in Vermont is a 45-minute drive, with Boston a 3.25-hour drive. To the south, Hartford, Connecticut is a 3 hour's drive.

Access

The property's access is provided by a 25' wide developed right of way road that begins on Vladyka Woods Road and runs +/-1,070' to the western boundary. The road then extends +/-410' into the land, ending at a clearing uphill from a beaver pond. The access road is well suited to all vehicle types.

Internal access to the land's forestland is provided by various woods trails covering the entire property. The trail leading to the camp is drivable with some brushing out.

Directions to the property; from the Vermont Welcome Center on Route 4 (at Exit 1), go west on Route 4, .3 miles to Golf Course Road. Then head north .7 miles to Route 11. Make a left and head west .8 miles to the junctions of Vladyka Woods and Carlton Roads. Make a right and head north .7 miles to the access road.

Site Description

The property is ideally suited to those seeking outdoor recreation, camp development, and forest management. While there is no electric service on the property (electric is along the town road), the existing campsite can easily be equipped with solar and gas. The property can also support the construction of a year-round home.

The land is all forested except for a small wetland, associated pond, and a small clearing at the end of the access road. The terrain is variable, with a mix of level areas interspersed with short rises and ledge outcropping.  

The elevation is mostly between 400' and 500', with the height of land on the South East corner at 560'and the lowest point along the western boundary at 360'. All aspects are present. Soils are well-drained except for the wetland habitat just below the end of the access road. This wetland has shallow, open water upstream from a beaver dam located just below the camp. The wetland habitat covers roughly 10 acres.

The property's existing camp has not been occupied in nearly a decade and needs maintenance. It was built on cement piers with a rough footprint of 12' by 14'. The back of the camp has a screened porch that overlooks the beaver pond. There is no septic system (an outhouse has previously served the camp).

Timber

The timber resource offers a  mix of high-quality oaks and white pine, which have been professionally managed most recently +/-5 years ago to focus growth on the best species and stems. The resulting timber resource offers solid long-term timber value appreciation and currently possesses a noticeable portion of the land's value.

The oak and pine resource is supported by other species such as hickory, maple, ash, black birch, hemlock, and spruce.

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