Belknap Nulhegan Upstream

Belknap Nulhegan UpstreamName of Project: Belknap Nulhegan Upstream

Location: Bloomfield, VT

River: Nulhegan

Type of Project: Fishing Access and Campsite

Public Access: Yes

Date Completed: 2008

Size: 55.9 Acres

Water Frontage: 3,960′

Landowner: Darlene and Karen Belknap; Conservation Easement held by Vermont River Conservancy

Funding Partners: Upper Connecticut River Mitigation & Enhancement Fund

Property Description: Including a 50-wide easement for public access on 2,560 feet of frontage on the main stem of the Nulhegan River and 1,400 additional feet on the East Branch of the Nulhegan, this parcel contains a campsite on the shore in a pine forest. An easement is also held on the rest of the parcel’s acreage in which the river is unconstrained by permanent structural modifications and improvements. All of this land borders the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

Project Background: A longtime member of the VRC Board of Directors and a land conservation champion in the Northeast Kingdom, Sherry Belknap and his wife, Darlene, made this second conservation project on the Nulhegan possible. This and future generations of paddlers, fishermen and campers will have continued use of these waters and know that this segment of the shoreline will never be developed, retaining its wilderness character.

Directions: Take US Route 2 East out of Montpelier. Go approximately 37 miles to St. Johnsbury. Turn left at Railroad Street/US Route 2. Turn right on Portland Street. Follow Route 2 through Lunenburg and Guildhall. In Bloomfield, go left at the intersection with Route 105. Property is on the left at 2199 Vermont Route 105.

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