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New York vacant land wooded with timber, trout stream and trails for sale. Southern Adirondack Land with a year-round creek, quality timber, and recreational and hunting opportunities. The Glen Athol Creek & Timber property is a classic Adirondack woodlot with road frontage, single-phase electric at the road, and well-drained acreage suitable for development. It is located in the Town of Thurman at The Glen, near the Hudson River, a very quiet, rural location that is only a short drive from Warrensburg, Chestertown, and Gore Mountain. Dippikill Brook, a year-round classified trout stream, runs through the property into the Hudson River. This watercourse is the main outlet for Dippikill Pond, located on an adjacent property to the west, ensuring a year-round flow into the Brook. There are pools, eddies, and undercuts that supply favorable habitat for brook trout and other aquatic fauna. During past forestry operations, the owners retained a streamside buffer, maintaining shade on the Brook. Dippikill Brook is not only an important wildlife feature, but it also provides a great aesthetic asset to the property. Decades of professional forest stewardship have promoted timber quality and diversity, as well as varied habitat for many wildlife species. The hemlock and pine trees offer important thermal cover for wintering deer, and the red oak trees contribute acorns as a critical food source for deer, bear, and turkey. Tracks, scat, and buck-rubs provide evidence of abundant deer activity. Limited canopy openings have been created during forestry operations, leading to a flush of sapling cover that is favored by ruffed grouse, which have been flushed during recent tours through the property. Approximately 53 acres of the property is under the Fisher 480 forest tax law, which provides a handsome reduction in taxes, while being less burdensome than its 480a tax law successor. The remaining ~1.6 acres are not under the Fisher Act and could easily be developed for a camp or home. The Glen Athol Creek & Timber property is located only 9 miles from both Warrensburg and Chestertown and 12 miles from Gore Mountain and North Creek, so all of the necessities are close at hand. It is under an hour from Saratoga Springs, 1.25 hours from Albany, and ~4 hours from New York City.