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New York wooded land with managed forest, cabin, ponds, trout stream and trails for sale. Outdoor enthusiasts and/or hunter's looking for a unique, private and secluded family or group retreat in the Adirondack Foothills have found it here. In the early 60's a rustic, 800 sf hunting cabin was built on the scenic shore of Mary's Pond. The cabin, symbolic of a simpler time when fewer amenities were required, is heated with two Timberline wood stoves, one in the main room and the other in the bunk bedroom (for additional cold weather comfort). Propane is the fuel of choice for both cooking and lighting. The cabin was built on piers, is sided with board & batten pine and roofed with steel which is ideal for quickly shedding winter snow on a sunny day! A shallow 'hand pump' well provides water for domestic use and the nearby modern 'privy tank' outhouse with attached outdoor shower was this owners strategy for dealing with 'necessities.' There is an open front porch with roof and adjacent storage sheds for wood, equipment and recreational vehicles. When required, electricity is supplied by a gas generator, as public utilities are miles away. A small solar panel provides juice to a cellular booster and phone charger. Access to the property is through a gate and over a shared deeded right of way from the end of the Fowler Road.Mary's Pond is the largest (~4 acres) of 3 cold, clear and natural water bodies on this portion of the owner's property. Just north of Mary's Pond is the small but handsome, Hidden Pond. Its waters join that of Mary's to eventually empty into Pine Creek, a tributary to the Moose River. An unnamed stream in the northwest corner flows north to join the Fish Creek, a tributary to the Black River. All have the potential to support brook trout and other native fish.The mixed wood forest here has been managed for wildlife, recreation and timber. A great combination if you are an outdoor sportsperson. Wildlife cuttings in previous years provide an incredible variety of berries and browse that attract all types of wild critters. The most common you would encounter as you travel the maze of trails across this property include; deer, bear, coyotes, turkey, grouse, fisher, beaver, snowshoe rabbit, bobcat, a wide range of waterfowl and possibly an occasional moose! The log landing on the southern edge of the property could be cultivated for use as a wildlife food plot.The predominant native tree species found on the property include: sugar and red maple, black, pin and fire cherry, yellow, paper and grey birch, white and black ash, beech, aspen, red spruce, balsam fir, tamarack, white pine and hemlock. All size classes of trees are present from seedling and sapling to pole and sawtimber size classes. Enrollment in the NYS Section 480-a of the Forest Tax Law provides the owner with a forest management plan to help achieve investment goals, as well as a generous reduction in assessment, resulting in lower taxes. The management plan does not call for any forestry work to be completed during the next 15 years. An overview of 480-a is attached to this listing. A copy of the 480-a Forest Management Plan and Treatment Schedule is available upon request.This area is ATV and snowmobile friendly and local businesses cater to outdoor enthusiasts regardless of their passion. The Main Corridor Snowmobile Trail C8B and public roads and trails open to ATVs in the Town of Greig all connect to the larger system of trails found on the Tug Hill Plateau, just minutes away to the west. With this amount of land however, one might be content riding, biking, hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, canoeing and exploring every facet of your own property and never get tired of the scenery.Do you have a large group or family that might require a second or third cabin or wish to double the riding/hunting/hiking etc. potential within your boundaries? The adjacent 216.5 parcel owned by the seller is for sale as well which would boost your ownership to 425.5 acres. This area is also enrolled in the 480-a program that lowers taxes.This would be a great property for a family or group that hope to enjoy a variety of Northern New York outdoor activities. It is very productive for deer hunting. It is central to numerous great destinations including; Canada, The St. Lawrence River/Thousand Islands and the Adirondacks. Grocery and department stores in both Lowville and Boonville are less than 30 minutes away. This is a great opportunity to own an exceptional piece of Northern NY recreational land at a reasonable price!