The Sentinel Mountain Headwaters property is in central New Hampshire in the Town of Warren, high in elevation wedged between Beech Hill and Sentinel Mountain. The land’s high elevation offers fine views of the opposing Carr Mountain Ridgeline and beyond to the White Mountain National Forest. The land is well suited to building a camp, a long-term timber asset, and exploring its mountain stream and waterfalls. The Village of Warren is close by, and the land is adjacent to the National Forest, within walking distance to the famed Appalachian Mountain Hiking Trail.
Sentinel Mountain Forest is in the town of Warren, New Hampshire, a rural mountain village bisected by the Baker River and just a few miles west of Franconia Notch Parkway.
The town is conveniently located just thirty minutes north of Plymouth, NH, a thriving New England college town at the southern end of the White Mountain Region and bordering I-93.
Boston, Massachusetts, is located 140 miles to the south, about a two-and-a-half hours’ drive. Loon Mountain is just 20 miles away for skiing enthusiasts, while Cannon Mountain is about 26 miles away. In the shadows of Mount Moosilauke, the hiking opportunities are also abundant. The property's footprint is extended considerably given the western boundary borders lands of the White Mountain National Forest. In addition, the Appalachian Trail is 1.5 miles to the west of the land.
Access is provided by the Class 6 Weeks Road, which is not a town-maintained road. This road is passible with high clearance vehicles and consists of a woods road with culverts and ditch work on the uphill side of the road with maintenance provided by the landowners who have property along the road. One year-round home is being constructed at the beginning of the road; beyond this, there are several camps.
Head 5,000’ (.9 miles) along Weeks Road to where Weeks Road takes a sharp left fork then proceeds +/-600’ to the property boundary. There is a small clearing upon entering the property.
Once on the land, the main trails head southerly along the boundary, then forks, with the southern fork heading along the boundary and to the stream at the land’s southeast corner. The upper fork is well developed, doubles as a regional snowmobile trail, and heads uphill to the center of the land, eventually leaving the northern boundary heading towards Sentinel Mountain.
Boundaries exist as stone walls, wire fencing, and old blazes.
To visit the property from Warren Village, take Lund Lane from 25C .2 miles to Beech Hill Road. Make a left on Beech Hill Road and head south .6 miles to Weeks Road. If coming from the south, head onto Beech Hill Road off Route 25/118 and head 2.7 miles to Weeks Road. The address of the former house at the junctions of Weeks and Beech Hill Roads is 4 Weeks Road, Warren, NH.
The property is situated between Beech Hill (elevation 1,539’) and Sentinel Mountain (elevation 2,180’). The land’s high elevation location offers attractive views of Carr Mountain and the Baker River Valley to the east. With tree clearing, the viewshed would offer an outstanding view.
The property’s elevation ranges from 1,420’ where the land’s stream leaves the property, to 2,020’ at the land’s northern end, the origin of the mountain stream that runs through the land. The land’s slope generally rises from the east (at the access point) to the west, creating a primarily easterly aspect, with various southern aspects further uphill.
The terrain nearest to the access point gently slopes and offers good building sites for a camp. There are stone walls and an old stone house foundation in this area, indicating a history of agricultural and homesteading use on the land. Slopes become moderate to steep at the central section of the property and then moderate closer to the height of elevation.
One of the property’s most interesting attributes is the mountain stream that cuts through the southern part of the land in a “J” shape. Along the mid and upper sections, the stream runs in a deep, tight valley where a series of falls runs over rocks and ledge with some small pools scattered along the way. This area is a great location to explore.
The property offers an attractive timber resource that is currently fully stocked. Harvesting of any scale last occurred +/-25 years ago. The existing age classes include 25-year-old stems, 40-year-old stems, and an older age class where stems are 80 plus years.
Species are dominated by the maple, which occupies nearly 60% of the species composition, an indication of the land’s well-drained, productive soils. Various other species includes white birch, yellow birch, and white ash in roughly equal amounts. Other minor species are beech, balsam fir, and red oak.
Thinning to improve forest health and growth can occur at any time. The current owner recently engaged with a forest manager to commence forest thinning; however, that activity (covering +/-5-10 acres) was put on pause given the ownership’s decision to sell the land.