Three Sisters View, New York
Property Types: Vacant Land, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
New York forested land with views, stream and trails for Sale: This 177-acre forested parcel is in the Lake George/Gore Mtn. Region of the eastern Adirondacks. Located in the Town of Thurman, it is a short drive from Lake George Village, Bolton Landing, Warrensburg, and Gore Mountain Ski Area. Access is from Valley Road, a paved, year-round, road maintained by the county. This parcel has the potential for subdivision per Adirondack Park Agency (APA) regulations, as well as development opportunities with spectacular views. There is ~1,000 feet of frontage along Valley Road, and a dirt road leads into the property. Electric service is ~450 feet from the SE corner of the property, at the intersection of Valley and Glen Athol Roads. All rights transfer to the new owner.
The property has a southeasterly aspect that provides views of “The Three Sisters” (which includes Pine Mountain, Bald Mountain, and an unnamed peak) and the rock face of Sugarloaf Mountain. Set back from Valley Road is a spot that would be an ideal situation for a home or camp, allowing for a great view of the Three Sisters and views beyond, to the south. At the north end of the property, which rises to approximately 1,460 feet in elevation, there is another location that affords a spectacular view of the snow-capped High Peaks Region some 35 miles to the north. This overlook would make an excellent site for a camp or lean-to.
The elevation at the south end of the property is ~900 feet, where seasonal and perennial drainages converge at a small wetland. In addition to providing aesthetic appeal, the streams are designated as Class C(T) trout waters. They are tributaries to Patterson Brook, a stocked trout stream not far from the property, off Glen Athol Road. The property is only 4 miles from a public canoe launch on the Hudson River, located at the Warrensburg-Thurman Bridge. The property is located less than 1-mile to the Thurman Connection Snowmobile Trails (located at intersection of Charles Olds Rd & Frost St.) where trails connect to the Towns of Johnsburg, Stony Creek and as far as Speculator in Hamilton County.
This property offers recreational opportunities for all seasons. It is large enough to hike or hunt all day, yet a short walk back to your truck, camp, or home. The property is located in the northern zone for hunting (DEC Region 5), as well as wildlife management unit 5H. Hunting opportunities are diverse, including deer, bear, and fall and spring turkey, as well as grouse and snowshoe hare. Logging trails are ideal for hiking, mountain biking, and ATV access, as well as for winter sports such as snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and back country skiing.
The Three Sisters View parcel is entirely forested, with varied terrain and tree cover. During the 10 years that the current owner has cared for this property, there has been no timber harvesting. The soils and aspect of this property provide conditions well-suited for growing pine, oak, yellow birch, red maple, and sugar maple. The timber is an emerging asset; given proper management, this property could yield a modest timber harvest in 10-15 years. The property would qualify for enrollment under the Real Property Forest Tax Law 480a, a long-term forest management program designed for active and sustainable forestry. 480a can reduce the assessment by as much as 80%, which translates into a savings on both County/Town and School taxes.
The Three Sisters View parcel is a short 15-minute drive from the Northway (Interstate-87, exit 23) and Warrensburg, where all of the necessities can be had, and 45 minutes from Saratoga Springs, 1¼ hours from Albany, and ~3½ hours from NYC. Given the proximity to Gore Mountain, Bolton Landing, Lake George Village, and the Saratoga Region, this property provides great opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts at any time of the year.