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Harriman Pond Forest

Newbury, Orange County, VT
05051
Price: $211,000
Acres: 167
Type: Multiple Uses
Availability: Under Agreement
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Introduction
Location
Access
Site Description
Timber
Water Resources
House/Buildings

Introduction

The property’s gem is its shoreline on Harriman Pond, a small but scenic water body ideal for recreational pursuits.

Property highlights include:

· Easy access to I-91 and minutes’ drive to several villages and town centers;

· Established driveway with electric power/telephone leading to an old home and garage in very poor repair;

· A forest resource with scattered meadows, old apple trees, mossy ledge runs, two streams and mature woods.

Location

The property is located in east-central Vermont, between nearby I-91 to the west and the Connecticut River Valley to the east. While the immediate area is rural, the land is very close to many nearby villages and towns.

The Town of Newbury’s single largest settlement is Wells River (population 325), 6 miles to the north. Just over the Connecticut River is the much larger town of Woodsville (population 1,126).  Historic Newbury Village is 2.5 miles to the south and sits between the Connecticut River and Route 5.

Bradford (population 2,797) is 11 miles to the southeast. The village of North Haverhill, the Grafton County (NH) seat, is 8 miles to the east.  Boston is a 2.5-hour drive to the southeast. 

Access

Access is provided by roughly 676’ of frontage along Wallace Road, a north/ south graveled town road 2 miles to the east of the I-91 corridor and 1 mile west of the Connecticut River Valley.  A developed driveway heads from the town road into the property roughly 300’, ending at the old house and garage.  Power pole, electricity and telephone run along the driveway to the old house.

Site Description

The land is mostly forested, with the exception of ±6 acres of meadows around the old house. The terrain is generally level, with elevation consistently at around 900’. The driveway to the house crosses a large stream that runs into Harriman Pond. At the old house site, views are local, including over to the pond. 

Just north of the old house, a main trail heads west into the woods and, before crossing another stream, enters a long, narrow natural meadow. At the center of the forest, various natural meadows are present, one quite large towards the back of the land. These meadows are well stocked with very old apple trees.

Timber

The timber resource is nearly a pure softwood species type, well adapted to the property’s generally shallow soils. White pine, cedar, spruce and fir are the most common tree species. Density levels are quite high and diameters are fairly large, creating a highly aesthetic forest setting.

Moss-covered, level, exposed ledge runs are common in several locations, creating an interesting area to explore. Their origin is uncertain and may be “scrubbing” from glacial movement.

Water Resources

Harriman Pond is possibly the property's most unique natural feature. The pond is fairly shallow and much of it is rimmed with wetland vegetation species, both herbaceous and shrub. However the western shoreline is fairly clean, with the forest cover running right up to the waters edge, the perfect hiking location and possible spot to place a dock. The pond is roughly 20 acres in size, with the property encompassing nearly half of its frontage. Only two seasonal houses sit on its shoreline, providing a scenic experience.

House/Buildings

The old house is a ranch style and has been vacant for many years. With work, it can likely be restored for use as a camp. The garage is also old and in need of repairs (roof has failed), but (with work) can serve as a storage facility. The structures are being sold as is with no warranty as to their structural integrity or future usefulness.

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