C Jones wrote:So I just bought myself 10 acres of somewhat wooded land (seemingly previous logged at least partially, years ago). Well, it was cheap, for a reason....no access! The nearest public road is > 1/2 mile away. It's almost but not quite adjacent to a large state park with lots of woods, trails, wildlife, etc. One neighboring parcel is totally cleared and owned by a hay company, not sure yet if they're actively cultivating it this year.
I have a list of ideas, things to do, check on, etc. etc., but thought I'd share my new adventure, and also put this out to the awesome permies community for advice.
First big deal - There are two different landowners between my parcel and the road. I don't want to go trespassing to even hang out on my land, and obviously if I wanted to develop it ultimately I'd need a permanent solution. So I will be approaching the neighbors to discuss possibilities. Does anyone have experience on things like this...trespass fees, easements, negotiations, etc.? Reasonable price ranges for something? A road close to on-contour in the most direct way, from my limited knowledge, looks like it could go along the edge of the fields, but would be > 1 mile.
I am so green at this, I'm not even sure I've got some of the vocabulary right!
Anyway, any advice is appreciated . I might just keep posting here with updates, more questions, etc., although I'm not in a hurry to DO much right now (limited time, funds, etc.).