This very private location is comprised of over 60 acres of well-managed forest land, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as to sustainable, responsible forestry, with a large, level clearing ready for a cabin or camp.
This is a high-elevation property, with most of the land, including the clearing, located at around 1,600' ASL (above sea level). Even though you are perfectly isolated in an amazingly private location, the town of Pittsfield, Vermont is only about four miles away. The much larger town of Rutland is a half-hour's drive west. Boston is three hours away to the southeast via I-89, and New York City is five hours south on I-87.
Access to the Hideaway is via Forsha Road, a Class 4 road which crosses the far eastern boundary of the property. A 4x4 truck is needed to get to the parcel, which adds to its privacy.
Situated a mile or so into Green Mountain National Forest, between Pittsfield and Rochester, Vermont, is the National Forest Hideaway. Once an old homestead that was farmed as far back as the 1850s, this cherished family parcel is now for sale for the first time in many years. The clearing is located on an open bluff with local mountain views; with a little tree thinning, there could be long range views down the valley to the southwest. The National Forest Service has identified a few cellar holes on the parcel, and there are the remnants of an old apple orchard near the road. If you are looking for a special property to recreate, relax, or hunt in an almost exclusive natural environment, this one is for you.
The property is currently certified by FSC, an organization that holds landowners, timber industry entities and others to the gold standard for responsible forest management. The forest was last thinned 22 years ago and, at that time, the silvicultural goal was to concentrate growth on the highest-valued trees. Today, the forest holds a high-valued timber resource of maturing sugar maple, black cherry, white ash and red spruce. The majority of the larger diameter age classes are in excess of 80 years old. The forest management plan has identified 3 forest stand types, all scheduled for thinning at this time, an activity that will generate income for the new owner. A copy of the property’s forest management plan is available on request.