Spaulding Road Forest is being offered as two separate pieces: Parcel One is 65.3 acres and Parcel Two is 56.2 acres. The parcels are contiguous so they could also be purchased together as one property. Most of this property was likely cleared for pasture in the 1800s. Small areas on relatively gentle terrain were likely used as tilled fields or hay land. The majority of the pastureland has now been regenerated to be forested. Both parcels have long road frontage on a well-maintained town road with electricity and utilities on the street. Access through both parcels is easy due to old logging trails that run throughout the forest, and both have good options for building a house or camp.
These properties are located outside the town of St. Johnsbury, Vermont on a quiet road where a few other houses are present. In town, there are numerous shops, restaurants, and other amenities located a couple of minutes drive down the hill. Both I-91 and I-93 run by St. Johnsbury, making access easy. Boston, Massachusetts is less than three hours away, Hartford, Connecticut is a 3 1/2-hour drive, and New York City, New York is just under 6 hours away. Burke Mountain Resort is a half-hour drive from the property with great skiing and outdoor recreation available. The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail starts in St Johnsbury and is a 93-mile, four-season, multi-purpose recreational corridor across northern Vermont that ends in Swanton, VT.
The access to Parcel One is from an open field on Spaulding Road in St. Johnsbury. Spaulding Road is off Route 2, making getting to the property very easy. A driveway could be easily installed in the field and there are utilities on the road frontage.
Parcel One is the larger of the two properties and has a 3.5-acre field directly on Spaulding Road. This field would be a perfect spot for a homesite on this parcel as a driveway could be easily installed, with utilities at the bottom of the field. The views from this part of the property are to the southeast and a home or camp at the top of the field would provide nice sunny exposure all year round. Alternatively, you could follow one of the logging trails through the forest where there are other places to build a camp or house. At the top of the property is a small clearing that faces southwest which could have good views with some additional tree clearing. A mix of animal species such as deer, turkey, bear, and grouse will all be found in the forest. Using and improving the existing trails would make for good recreational opportunities such as hunting, skiing, or snowshoeing for a new owner to enjoy for many years to come.