Set at the base of the Worcester Range in the coveted town of Middlesex, Twin Brooks Woodland offers a private building opportunity in an enviable location. The next-to-last property on a dead end road, yet just one mile to the elementary school, 8 miles to downtown Montpelier and 2 miles to the popular Hunger Mountain trail head, the woodland is secluded yet convenient. Two mountain brooks tumble and churn along the boundaries. And, with some clearing, there are close views of some of the Worcester Range peaks.
Twin Brooks Woodland is in the town of Middlesex in the north-central part of Vermont. A defining landmark of the town is the Worcester Range, which runs north-south, just east of and parallel to the Green Mountain Range. It is a popular day-hiking area from both the eastern and western approaches, with most climbers heading for the semi-alpine peak of Hunger Mountain. From here, there are expansive views to the east and west. Wrightsville Reservoir, a 190-acre impoundment of the North Branch of the Winooski River, is also within the town and offers a boat launch, picnic areas and a swimming beach.
Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, is 1 hour to the north, while Boston and Montreal are within a 3-hour drive to the southeast and northwest, respectively. New York City is a 5-hour drive to the south. Interstate 89, 8 miles to the southeast of the property, allows for easy commutes to regional destinations as well as northeastern metropolitan areas.
The property is bisected by 1,250 ft of Nellie Chase Road, a town-maintained gravel road. The property is the next-to-last one on this very quiet road. There are many options for driveway cuts. Power is available 2,500 ft from the property’s southern road frontage. Cell service is available through Verizon and, perhaps, other carriers as well.
Overall, the property is a gentle slope from west to east with numerous level areas. Old internal roads can easily be converted to walking and cross country ski trails. Soils are generally well-drained, with areas of poorly drained soils, particularly in the southwest corner and in the far eastern section.
The forest resource consist of a hardwood and softwood species mix, with semi-open areas in the center of the property. Most of the forest has naturally reverted from old field abandonment roughly 35 years ago, resulting in a forest age structure that is relatively young. Older trees in excess of 85 years run along the brooks, offering an “old growth” corridor along these scenic waterways.
With clearing in the right places, the property can enjoy close views of several peaks of the Worcester Range - all to the north. White Rocks, Hunger Mountain and Hogback Mountain should all be visible.
The property is named for the two mountain brooks that form the northern and some of the eastern borders of the property. Both originate in the Worcester Mountains and run year-round. White Brook flows along the northern border of the western section, under Nellie Chase Road and down the northern border of the eastern section, Here, in the northeast corner, White Brook branches into two channels, joining Patterson Brook. From here, Patterson Brook continues along the eastern boundary for 1,000 ft before diverging away from the property.