Collins Brook Retreat, New York
Property Types: Vacant Land
Activities & Amenities
New York wooded land with Collins Brook and view for sale: 50 acre North Creek property less than 2 miles from North Creek village and 5 miles from Gore Mountain Ski Resort. This parcel offers great recreational prospects within its boundaries, but also terrific recreational opportunities due to its proximity to the North Creek area and the central Adirondacks.
Located in the Town of Johnsburg, within the Hamlet of North Creek, the Collins Brook Retreat property is a short drive from Saratoga and Albany. The property is mostly zoned in North Creek as Hamlet Mixed Use, to the border of Collins Brook, then the remaining acreage, Rural Use. Access is via a deeded right-of-way (R.O.W.) from River Road, a seasonally-maintained town road through parcel 67.-1-45. This right-of-way also serves for access through Collins Brook Retreat for parcels 67.-1-37; 67.-1-8 & 9 and 84.-1-17 currently owned by 2 entities.
Upon entering the parcel, there is a level field that was at one time used for agricultural purposes, as is evident by stone foundations and apple trees. This area would be well-suited for an off-grid home or camp, adjacent to Collins Brook and with views of Collins Mountain.
Collins Brook, the most prominent feature of the parcel, runs along the length of the eastern boundary. Collins Brook merges with the Hudson River approximately 1500 feet downstream. Beavers are active on Collins Brook, creating small pools along its length. Given the pools and eddies, this brook can harbor a variety of fish species. The Hudson River can be accessed off of River Road, ~1.3 miles from Collins Brook Retreat, through a parcel of State Forest Preserve Land.
The property offers a mix of tree species including oak and maple, white pine, spruce and fir in the lowlands. Terrain is variable with small valleys and ridges along the western boundary. Seasonal streams exit these valleys feeding Collins Brook.
This property offers recreational opportunities for all seasons. The property is located in the northern zone for hunting (DEC Region 5), as well as in wildlife management unit 5H. Hunting opportunities are diverse, including deer, bear, and fall and spring turkey, as well as grouse and snowshoe hare.