Riverview Forest is an appealing house lot with ample privacy and easy commuting to Concord. It is located in the southwest corner of Henniker, New Hampshire, directly across from a town conservation area along the scenic Contoocook River. The river bisects the entire length of the town, providing fishing, paddling and swimming opportunities. The parcel has 1,675 feet of frontage on Western Avenue, a paved municipal road with power and utilities.
The parcel offers gently sloping topography along the road frontage. In this northeast corner there is an excellent building opportunity. While there is ample acreage to site a home set back from the road and the brook, no percolation testing has been conducted here. Beyond this area, the slope gradually increases, becoming steep in places, but still quite accessible for recreational trails and woodlot management. A small knoll rises just a few hundred feet from the northeast corner, offering a nice place for a picnic table or even a gazebo overlooking the lot and offering glimpses of the Contoocook River in the autumn, when the leaves are off.
Two intermittent brooks traverse the property. One small brook defines the southern boundary, while the other, more substantial brook parallels the northern boundary and courses over rocky terrain. The parcel was recently thinned, leaving a well-spaced mix of white pine and various hardwoods across the site. Depending on the future use of the site, another thinning could be scheduled in 15 years that would yield some modest timber income.
The Henniker Town Conservation Area is located directly across from the property and is a small, but highly scenic, town property that follows a bend along the Contoocook River. The foot trail off Western Avenue is not well-marked, but it leads to a walkable and tranquil path with a few benches to sit and enjoy the river. This is an excellent place to slide a canoe or kayak into the river in the spring when water levels are at their peak to take advantage of the white water in the river. When water levels drop back down, there are ample places to fish for trout in this coldwater stream.
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To visit the property, take Route 202/9 through Henniker from the east or through Hillsborough from the west. Take the “Henniker Street-Downtown Hillsborough” exit and head south on Henniker Street. Travel a few tenths of a mile and take a left onto Contoocook Falls Road. After crossing over the river, travel approximately ½ mile and the property will be on your right. Look for the “For Sale” sign on the road frontage. The property is located directly across from the pathway leading to the Henniker Conservation Area.