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Lemery Road Forest

Braintree, Orange County, VT
05669
Price: $264,000
Acres: 245
Type: Multiple Uses
Availability: Available
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Introduction
Location
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Site Description

Introduction

This recreational forest land is very private with access along a Class IV road in Central Vermont. Lemery Road runs through the middle of the forest, making it easy to explore from almost anywhere. Hunting, hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing are all possible on this 245-acre property. A brook runs north to south on the east side of the property, and there are old clearings and flat areas where you could build an off-grid camp near the road.

Location

Lemery Road is in Braintree, Vermont and is a Class IV road that the landowners would maintain. Currently, it's in good shape, and driving is not too difficult, although a 4x4 truck with good clearance is recommended. Braintree is a small town about 6 miles from Randolph, Vermont, where there are amenities such as restaurants, grocery and retail stores, Gifford Medical Center, and Chandler Center for the Arts.

Interstate 89 is four miles from Randolph, so getting to this property is easy. Boston, Massachusetts, is a three hours drive, New York City is 6 hours away, and Hartford, Connecticut, is three hours to the south. This part of Vermont is known for its outdoor activities including hiking and hunting in the Green Mountain National Forest, canoeing and fishing in the many branches of the White River, and mountain biking has always had a home in this part of the state. Killington Ski Resort, Sugarbush Resort, and Stowe Mountain resort are all less than an hour away.

Access

This property is accessed from the end of Lemery Road, which cuts the parcel in half. Lemery Road is off Route 12A in West Braintree, and a VAST trail follows the road making access in the winter months possible via snowmobile. There is one excluded area on the property directly off the road, which has a small cabin not owned by the sellers but demonstrates the ease of building a camp on the property.

Site Description

This property has been a long-term woodlot and recreational parcel and is accessible from Lemery Road and old skid trails found throughout the forest. The current owners have taken good care of the land, and new owners could continue with the same management goals of wildlife enhancement, recreational activities, and future timber production.

There is evidence of the forest's past as pastureland with old stone walls, and legacy sugar maples spotted throughout the property. Lemery Road travels uphill from the southern boundary but levels out and runs almost the entire length of the parcel. Old log landings and clearings dot the road on the west side, making for good spots for an off-grid camp. These clearings would have some southern exposure making solar power possible and building materials could be brought in from Lemery Road.

The hunting on this property would be quite good as it sees little human traffic with deer, moose, turkey, grouse and black beer found in the woods. A brook runs north to south below the east side of the road and holds water all year round. In the spring, this brook would be a fast-running stream carrying snowmelt from the higher parts of the property, and small brook trout were seen hiding in the deeper pools. This 245-acre forest would offer new owners years of outdoor recreation plus peace and quiet well away from the hectic pace of the outside world.

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