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Old Farmstead Forest Lot 1

Springfield, Windsor, VT
Price: $195,000
Acres: 97
Type: Multiple Uses
Availability: Sold
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Site Description


Old farmstead Forest is an opportunity to purchase three different parcels which are part of a large 151-acre property.  The farmland itself has been in the same family for over 100 years, and they’ve been very good stewards of their forest land.  These parcels could be purchased as one or as separate pieces as state and town subdivision permits are in place.

Key property highlights include:

  • There are fields to build a house or camp on each of the three parcels;
  • There is a driveway right-of-way (ROW) into Lot 1 and Lot 4 from a paved road, and Lot 2 is directly on a paved road;
  • Old stone walls are found on all three parcels;
  • There are views of distant and local mountains including Mt. Ascutney;
  • Excellent wildlife viewing or hunting with deer, moose, grouse, and bear all present;


Old Farmstead Forest is located on Massey Road in the southeastern section of Springfield, close to the borders of Chester, Grafton and Rockingham. Interstate 91 is only a 10-minute drive from the properties. Boston, Massachusetts, is a 2 1/2-hour drive, Hartford, Connecticut, is 2 hours south, and New York City is just over 4 hours away.  There are plenty of amenities and services in Springfield including restaurants, shopping, and a hospital. There are ski areas nearby with Magic Mountain Ski Area 30 minutes away, and Stratton Mountain Resort and Bromley Mountain about a 45-minute drive.  There are also many nice back roads leading to quaint village towns like Grafton, Brownsville, and Londonderry.


The access to all three parcels is off paved Massey Road in southwest Springfield, Vermont.  Lots 1 and 4 both share a ROW from Massey Road, which is approximately 1/3 of a mile long.  This is an old farm road and has been mowed and kept open for many years. The ROW is 50’ wide to allow for the installation of utilities either above or below ground.  Lot 2  is directly off of Massey Road and has utilities at the street.

Site Description

Lot 1 is the largest of the parcels being offered for sale at 97.62 acres.  This Lot has a 7-acre field and is surrounded by mature well-managed forest land.  The topography of the land is mostly level throughout, and the elevation of the property is around 1,100’.  Walking in the forest is easy as the trees are tall and the understory is open, and there are several old stone walls left over from its past as a large farm. 

There are a couple of old trails in the forest, with a brook running from the northwestern side of the property to the east. The field could be used for a variety of farming endeavors, or just as a place to build a house or camp.  Electricity is found on Massey Road, or because of its large open field, off-grid solar would be another option. Views are present from the field with a distant view of MT Ascutney to the northeast.  All three Lots abut each other at some point and could be purchased together if desired.

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