Rarely seen for sale large forested property, including the summit of Mount Adams. This property is perfect for private alpine hiking, backcountry skiing, hunting, or preserving a beautiful piece of forestland. The location is ideal for the vacation getaway or a permanent home, as it’s less than a 15-minute drive to Sugarbush Resort. The towns of Warren and Waitsfield are right down the road, offering shopping and dining in Vermont’s quintessential Mad River Valley. A clear building site with a private drive, adjacent beaver pond, small stream with waterfalls, and 330 acres of forest and mountain to explore are all property features.
Mount Adams Peak is on the border of Granville and Warren, Vermont. The building site for the property is ideal, very close to Route 100 and only 15 minutes from Sugarbush Resort. Blueberry Lake is right down the road, where you can boat, swim or fish on a pristine, uncrowded lake just minutes from your home. Boston is three hours away, and New York City six hours. This area of central Vermont has much to offer, from restaurants and cultural amenities to outdoor pursuits. It is located close to Montpelier, with Burlington and Lake Champlain an hour away.
The driveway entrance to the property on Plunkton Road is easy to access from Route 100, near the town line between Warren and Granville. There is a barricade off the road to park and walk into the clearing and potential building site. There is no power on the road, but the last power pole is less than 1/3 of a mile away, so bringing power in could be easily done.
Although most of the 330 acres are forested, it has an open clearing with an access road to build a home or camp. The property is on a well-maintained four-season town road, and there are several locations to build a house. Stay in the open field where you would have local views in a couple of directions — or build slightly up the hill above the clearing to achieve long-range mountain views of Mount Ellen facing west. At around 3,200’ above sea level, including the summit of Mount Adams, part of this property is a serious piece of mountainous forestland to own and explore.
The property has been logged occasionally over the years, so the trails that head up the mountain make walking through the forest easier. There is an opportunity to create a network of hiking and backcountry skiing trails, all on your own land, using the logging roads as a base. There are two consecutive beaver dams on the western boundary that would support many different kinds of aquatic and terrestrial wildlife. Deer, moose, and bear could all be present, and the entire property would be a conservationist or hunter's paradise. A small stream with nice vertical drops runs through the parcel, making little waterfalls as it cascades down the ravine from the higher mountain elevations.
Given the extreme elevation change from the lower roadside slopes to the 3,160’ Adams Peak, the land offers many unique and diverse natural resources. Soils are deep and productive at the lower elevations, supporting a high-quality hardwood timber resource that was thinned recently (about 3 years ago). Starting at about 2,500’ in elevation, the soils become thinner and slopes steeper, resulting in a softwood forest dominated by spruce and balsam fir. The forest resource in this area has old-growth characteristics given the many decades since it was harvested. The backside of the Adams Ridge (the land tilting to the east) then reverts to a hardwood forest type, also a great area to explore with its older-aged trees. The upper slopes of Mount Adams offer rock outcrops that create fine hiking destinations with big views for those willing to work for it. The top of Mount Adams also provides some level terrain, a good respite after a long hike to the peak.
The lower slopes have the beginnings of a mountain stream that runs through the land, often with steep slopes along the stream, creating several cascades over rock cliffs. The beaver pond adjacent to the potential homesite has an active beaver lodge with a dam that has created the pond. This area shows signs of use by an abundance of wildlife.
A copy of the forest management plan is available upon request.