With the White Mountains as a scenic backdrop, this forest’s attributes - a rocky stream, a tranquil beaver pond, sweeping views to the north from a prominent ridgetop - create a great recreational retreat or second home location.
The property is located just outside the village of Madison, a small, rural town, dotted with small ponds and rolling forested hills. Less than 10 miles north is the popular town of Conway, known for its retail shopping, restaurants, and a vibrant outdoor recreational culture ideally located on the southeastern edge of the White Mountain National Forest.
Access is provided by a private road through Madison Shores, a small, private community clustered at the north end of Davis Pond. A gravel spur begins off this road and provides convenient access to the parcel interior.
The topography ranges from nearly flat to the north, gently rolling in the middle, and rugged to the south where a prominent ridge commands the landscape. A small brook bisects the center of the parcel and drains into a small beaver pond, a portion of which occupies the southeast corner of the parcel. Otherwise, the soils are generally well-drained throughout much of the forest.
A December 2015 timber inventory done by the seller indicates a mix of hemlock, red oak, white pine, spruce and other mixed hardwoods. Capital timber value is estimated at $171,000 or $572/acre with a property-wide volume of 18 cords/acre. Inventory statistics show a high degree of variability in the sawlog and total volumes.