Thick forest stands, a pristine river, long road frontage and scenic vistas characterize Missisquoi Branch Forest. This conserved property offers a prime homesite with an uninterrupted view of Hazen’s Notch, one of the regions iconic landmarks. Hazen Notch Road runs through this pass in the Green Mountains, open only during non-snow months. It is widely considered one of the most scenic roads in northern Vermont.
The property benefits from nearly 3,000’ of road frontage along Hazen Notch Road, a town-maintained, gravel road with electric and telephone services. The long road frontage provides many potential driveway cuts into the property, facilitating future management, recreational activities and homesite development.
An un-named river runs through the land north of the road frontage and onto the Missisquoi River in Lowell village. The river runs clear and offers excellent fishing opportunity and an ideal recreational amenity. The local mountain vistas from the property’s center are dramatic and include an uninterrupted view due west of Hazen’s Notch. The view is further enhanced by the inclusion of various peaks along the Green Mountain range. Terrain within the small old fields near the river and wetland are mostly gently sloping with some level areas. The timber resource has not been managed in decades. Field observations indicate a productive forest resource that is overstocked in all areas. Species composition is dominated by softwoods, with hardwoods as a subcomponent. Given the overstocked conditions and tight overstory canopy, undergrowth is quite limited allowing for easy walking conditions and high forest aesthetics. Thinning can occur at any time, releasing crop trees, harvesting the mature balsam fir component, and generating income for the ownership.
The property will be sold subject to a conservation easement which allows most sustainable and traditional forestry/agricultural activities, posting against public access; and the development of a house site and associated structures.