LandVest is pleased to present Norton Pond, an attractive timberland and recreational property located ten minutes north of Island Pond in the heart of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. The property offers an appealing hardwood resource with excellent access from VT114 and Hurricane Brook Road. A conservation easement encourages commercial forestry management and recreational uses while eschewing development. Timber, recreation, pond frontage, and conservation values combine to offer an exciting investment with a diversity of property attributes suited to a broad range of potential buyers.
The forest offers excellent site quality with gently rolling terrain composed of a well-stocked diversity of maple, birch, and spruce/fir species. Sugar maple represents more than 50% of the sawtimber volume. The majority of the acreage is characterized by young hardwood stands with sapling, pole, and small sawtimber in the 3-12” diameter range. Near-term opportunities for harvesting exist, but most exciting is the fully established hardwood regeneration and high-quality growing stock poised for long-term value appreciation. The property is third-party-certified under the current owner’s group certification, providing an advantage in local and regional wood markets that the next owner may wish to continue.
The property directly abuts the Bill Sladyk Wildlife Management Area and offers extensive frontage on Norton Pond. A secondary easement layer preserves a 580-acre ± wetlands complex paralleling the Pherrins River. Several private camps generate approximately $7,000 in annual lease revenue. The property is enrolled in Vermont’s preferential Use Value Appraisal Program, helping to further reduce taxes. Norton Pond is located proximate to Seymour Lake and Brighton State Park; approxmitely two hours from Burlington, Concord, and Montreal; and four hours from Boston.
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