MIDLAND TRAIL FOREST 90 +/- ACRES
90 +/- woodland acres located in the beautiful Greenbrier Valley
|Address:||US 60, near Alta, WV|
Richard Grist, 304.645.7674
- 90+/- unbroken woodland acres located in the beautiful Greenbrier Valley
- Priced to sell at $199,000
- Numerous home sites in a mature woodland setting
- One mile of frontage on the historic Midland Trail
- 10 minutes to downtown historic Lewisburg – America’s coolest small town
- 5 minutes to Interstate 64, and 15 minutes to the GV jet airport
- Long-range views of the Greenbrier Valley and Williamsburg Valley
- All Mineral Rights will convey
- Valuable timber managed by a professional forester
- Mature forest with many varieties of trees including Oak, Beech, Sugar Maple, Black Walnut, Shagbark Hickory, Sassafras & Tulip Poplar
- Lots of trees over 100 years old
- Miles of trails for hiking, ATVing & horseback riding
- Internet, electric & phone available on site
- Cellphone coverage is excellent
- Surrounded by beautiful large cattle and horse farms and woodland tracts
- Abundant wildlife with white tail deer, wild turkey, squirrels, raccoons, and chipmunks
- Neo-tropical song birds, owls, red tail hawks, blue jays, ravens
- Five ephemeral streams, large hollows, ridges & large flats create interesting topography
- Mosses, ferns, wildflowers and abundant native plants cover the forest floor
- Little light pollution sets the stage for amazing star gazing and planet observation
The Midland Trail Forest is extremely well located and with vision and planning, could be developed into a fantastic country woodland estate. Call Richard Grist, Broker, Foxfire Realty at 304.646.8837 for your tour of this beautiful woodland property.
Address: US 60, near Alta, WV
Elevation Range: 2140 ft. to 2530 ft. +/-
FOREST RESOURCES AND WILDLIFE
The Midland Trail Forest is blessed with 110 beautiful forested acres that have been well tended over the past 80 years of Combs-Toler ownership. Sustainable forestry practices have resulted in an extremely well manage forest that is highly productive. A morning walk in the forest offers a welcome respite from all the daily cares of the world. Listening to a wood thrush singing in the canopy is one dividend Wall Street can never promise.
With excellent hardwood quality and numerous pole-sized and sawlog-sized stems, the tract’s timber resource is well-positioned for product shifts over the coming decade which will drive its long-term asset value growth. Sawlog volumes are dominated by White oak, Red oak, Sugar Maple, Yellow Poplar and Black Cherry, some of the fastest-growing species with historically strong veneer and lumber market demand. Other species include Hickory, Ash, Sycamore, Buckeye and Sourwood.
Several Heritage Trees can be found scattered throughout the forest and field edges. These ancient trees, some 200-300 years old, have withstood the test of time, weathering ice, wind, lightning strikes, fire and of course, woodpeckers.
The forest is home to a vast array of wildlife which includes an amazing variety of song birds, owls, hawks, woodpeckers, ravens and wild turkeys. White tailed deer, raccoon, opossums, rabbits, chipmunks, coyotes, bobcats and maybe a black bear with her cubs enjoy the protection offered by the forest. The “edge effect” that is created between field and forest is the perfect habitat for all the resident wildlife.
Oak, hickory and walnut trees drop tons and tons of nuts on the forest floor each fall. Beech trees, Stag horn sumac, black cherry and tulip trees produce seeds and berries as well. The forest trees provide an important nutrient source for the animals, thereby assuring they can gain enough fat to survive the winter.
The forest floor is home to several types of mushrooms, medicinal plants, wild ginseng, ferns and cool green mosses. One could spend a lifetime getting to know this inviting environ.
Parts of the forest were lightly thinned at various times over the past 80 years. There is an exceptional stand of medium aged timber that will be ready for harvest in the next 10 years. There are several thousand trees that may be harvested now but given a little time, these trees will mature into world class Veneer, export logs and high quality sawlogs.
The timber thinnings have been conducted under the guidance of a professional forester, with the timber trails designed to flow with the lay of the land resulting in a network of easy to traverse trails for hiking, ATV and horseback riding. The forest is growing rapidly and the trees are healthy. No forest pests such as Gypsy Moth or Emerald Ash Borer have been found on the property.
Some areas of the farm that were once cleared for pasture have been abandoned for agricultural use and are evolving into a well-stocked hardwood forest that will be ready for harvest in the next 30-40 years. Not surprising, the forest, shrubs and pasture grasses are highly productive in producing tons and tons of oxygen while at the same time eliminating huge amounts of Carbon Dioxide; Nature’s way of reducing our Carbon Footprint.
There is an ephemeral stream that flows during rain events and snow melt.
All rights the owner has will convey with the property.
BOUNDARIES AND SURVEY
The whole property of which this is a part was surveyed in 1937 by J. D. Hume. This section of the property is separated from the balance of the whole tract by a long boundary with US 60. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.
- Water: a well would have to be drilled
- Sewer: a septic system would have to be installed
- Electricity: electricity is on the property
- Telephone: telephone lines would have to be extended to the property
- Internet: satellite internet is available or land lines would have to be extended to the property
- Cellphone Coverage: Adequate in most areas
There is nearly a mile of frontage on US 60, providing direct access to the public road system.
The county is subject to some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the County Commission and also the Health Department for details regarding zoning, building codes, and installation of water well and septic systems.
Further information on Greenbrier County zoning may be found at www.GreenbrierCounty.net.
PROPERTY TYPE/USE SUMMARY
With the exception of a powerline right-of-way, the property is devoted to forestland.
DEED AND TAX INFORMATION
Deed Information: Part of Deed Book 314, Page 629
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Acreage: 90 acres +/-
Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Williamsburg District (18)
A portion of Tax Map 61 Parcel 0014 0000 6001; ACREAGE 945.66 AC (D) FEE RESIDENCE & FARMLAND 8 MILES W. OF LWBG.; Class 2.
2016 Real Estate Taxes (the 945.66 AC): $1,778.24
Greenbrier County School District:
Alderson Elementary School
Eastern Greenbrier Middle School
Greenbrier East High School
THE SURROUNDING AREA
Midland Trail Forest comes with a great community known for its friendly residents and laid-back lifestyle. The Greenbrier Valley is richly blessed with a wide array of cultural events that keep life in the valley interesting and satisfying.
A year round live theater, Carnegie Hall (one of four in the USA), fine dining, art galleries and boutiques make up the thriving downtown historic district in Lewisburg is also the county seat of Greenbrier County and home to the WV Osteopathic Medical School (600 students) and the New River Community and Technical College. The area is a strong economic generator with a solid workforce employed in county/state government, tourism, hospitality, education, retail, construction, wood products, mining and agriculture.
In 2011, Lewisburg was named Coolest Small Town in America and is just a 10 minute drive to complete shopping, churches, schools, medical-dental facilities, fine dining, and a modern hospital. The airport, with the longest runway in the state is just 10 minutes away and has daily flights to Atlanta and Washington DC.
For the water enthusiast, the Greenbrier River is 10 miles away at Caldwell. The Greenbrier River is the last un-obstructed river east of the Mississippi and offers a great float/canoe/kayak experience. The fishing for small mouth bass is considered excellent. The Greenbrier River trail is an 86 mile long rails to trails system and offers exceptional hiking and biking opportunities along the scenic Greenbrier River.
Within an hour’s drive are located some of the finest recreational facilities in West Virginia. Winterplace Ski Resort, whitewater rafting / fishing on the New River and Gauley River, 2000 acre Bluestone Lake, Pipestem State Park and Resort and the 80,000 acre New River National Gorge National Park. Five other area state parks and state forests offer unlimited hiking, horseback riding, ATV riding and rock climbing opportunities. Snowshoe Ski Resort is a 90 minute drive through some of the most scenic country on the East Coast. The new 10,600 acre Boy Scout High Adventure Camp and home to the US and World Jamboree is an hour’s drive.
The world renowned 4-Star Greenbrier Resort, home of the PGA tour, is just 25 minute drive. Several other area golf courses are available in the area. Rock climbing, ziplining, horseback riding and the 100 + mile long Hatfield-McCoy ATV trail makes for a very active recreation area.
From Lewisburg: 9 Miles +/- Travel I-64 West for 7.4 miles to Alta/Alderson Exit No. 161; at end of exit ramp, turn right onto WV RT 12 North; travel 3/10 mile turn right onto US 60 East; travel 7/10 mile to the small community of Alta; continue on US 60 East about 2/10 mile and the forestland property is on the left. Or, from the center of Lewisburg, travel US 60 West for 9 miles, and the forestland property is on the right. From Alderson: 13 Miles +/- From the Alderson Memorial Bridge (now limited to walking use) on WV RT 12, travel WV RT 12 North 12.2 miles crossing over I-64; turn right onto US 60 East; travel 7/10 mile to the small community of Alta; continue on US 60 East about 2/10 mile and the forestland property is on the left. From Beckley, West Virginia: 40 miles +/- From the Beckley/Eisenhower Drive Exit 124, travel I-64 East for approximately 37.7 miles to Alta/Alderson Exit 161; at the end of the exit ramp turn left onto WV RT 12 North; travel 3/10 mile turn right onto US 60 East; travel 7/10 mile to the small community of Alta; continue on US 60 East about 2/10 mile and the forestland property is on the left.
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