Tug Ridge Forest is perched above the Connecticut River Valley and offers seclusion, cabin sites and potential views, all within the vibrant Upper Valley Region of Vermont and New Hampshire. This area is defined by the Connecticut River that flows from several northern New Hampshire lakes all the way into Long Island Sound. The property is 24 miles from the intersection of Interstates 89 and 91, providing easy access to many points in New England. Boston is a 2.25 hour drive to the southeast and New York City is 4.5 hours to the south west.
Tug Ridge Forest rests on an east-facing ridge on the slopes of Tug Mountain. The property is generally sloped with a few level spots on the eastern side where the access road enters and on the western side at the height of the ridge. There are also a few areas that are quite steep. The property is completely forested with a few breaks in the canopy here and there. Intermittent streams flow freely and bedrock protrusions are common. Deer and moose sign is plentiful and other game animals likely inhabit this forest, making it an accessible hunting location. In 2006, two sub-lots on the property were identified and granted septic permits. These two lots would make ideal spots for a cabin for hunting, peaceful retreat or recreational pursuits. Up on the ridge, there are potential views, with clearing, to the south and east of the Connecticut River Valley and New Hampshire hills beyond.
The majority of the timber resource is eastern hemlock. The 2017 forest management plan for the property delineated the property into two stand types: a softwood stand with hardwood associates and a mixed-wood stand with hemlock as the main softwood species. Timber density levels for both stands are considered fully stocked. While much of the timber resource is within the growing stock to small sawlog size classes, many legacy stems, diameters in excess of 20, exist throughout the forest. Logging last occurred roughly 13 years ago.
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