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Harrisville Brook Forest

Marlboro, Windham County, VT
05344
Price: $425,000
Acres: 195
Type: Multiple Uses
Availability: Available
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Introduction
Location
Access
Site Description
Timber

Introduction

Harrisville Brook Forest is a large 195-acre multi-use recreational property with future timber value. There is a level area at the property’s highest point where a home or camp could be built. This potential building site is connected to a short driveway on Route 9 and reached via an old skid trail. There is electric power located on the Route 9 road frontage if desired. Or an off-grid camp would be an option as well. Some old logging roads are partially open within the forest, making walking the property easy. In the property’s southwest quadrant are the headwaters of Harrisville Brook, which winds its way downhill to meet with the Green River in Halifax, Vermont. The stream and associated wetlands would encourage native animal species to thrive throughout the forest, such as white-tailed deer, bear, moose, turkey, grouse, and smaller animal species. Good hunting, outdoor recreation, and timber value make this a good investment for the future.

Location

Harrisville Brook Forest is located in Marlboro, Vermont, on Route 9, with some additional frontage on Town Hill Road. Route 9 is the main east to west route in southern Vermont and connects the larger southern Vermont towns of Brattleboro and Bennington. The town of Marlboro is about halfway between Brattleboro and Wilmington, with Mount Snow located in Dover, about a 25-minute drive northwest. The convenient location is only 10 miles from I-89 in Brattleboro, with Hartford, Connecticut, only 1.5 hours south, Boston about 2.5 hours east, and New York City about 4 hours southwest.

Access

The property has direct road frontage on Route 9 with a small driveway already in place. This driveway could be extended via an old skid trail directly from the driveway access. A mostly open flat area at the top of the property is less than 1/2 mile from the access point on Route 9. There is additional frontage on Town Hill Road on the eastern property boundary.

Site Description

Harrisville Brook Forest is a large 195-acre multi-use recreational property with future timber value. Walking this parcel is relatively easy due to a few old logging trails that are still partially open throughout the property. The land is almost all forested with the exception of the old roads and a section of partially cleared land at the height of the property. This plateau would be ideal for building a house or camp as it has an old skid trail connected to the short driveway on Route 9. You could build an off-grid dwelling or bring in power from the Route 9 road frontage. This building site could have views in literally any direction after some minor tree clearing. Also in the southwestern section of the property are the headwaters of Harrisville Brook, with a stream that appears to be year-round.

Timber

The timber resource consists of an almost even mix of softwoods (white pine, hemlock, and red spruce) and hardwoods (maples, birches, and beech). Various age classes exist, with the older age class roughly 85 years old. Tree density can generally be considered fully stocked with the exception of some areas in the eastern section of the forest where the overstory was partially removed about eight years ago. The property’s forest management plan was written in 2018, runs to 2028, and identifies three stands. This timber resource will offer income opportunity from forest management in roughly ten years; until that time, the trees are in a free to grow condition.

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