10.9 acres with home, garage and frontage on the Oswegatchie River in the Town of Diana
This is an exceptional region of Northern NY for outdoor activities and the owners of this property have had the opportunity to enjoy it all! Purchased in 1993 for recreational use, by 2004 they had transformed a seasonal camp into a 2-3 bedroom, year round home. The 1,500 square foot, 2 story, cedar sided, steel roofed house is accompanied by 4 outbuildings of similar construction. A one stall garage, two stall garage, shop and utility shed provide adequate shelter and storage for a variety of recreational and utility vehicles, as well as yard maintenance tools and machinery. The ground floor of the house is kept cozy with 2 lp gas Monitor heaters, while baseboard electric supplements heating requirements on the second story. Gas is also the fuel of choice for the cook-top/oven, hot water heater and clothes dryer. The major appliances requiring electricity are the frig, microwave, washer and submersible water pump. A drilled well (~160′ deep) has faithfully provided naturally cool, crisp, clean water. A 14KW ‘Auto Start’ Generac generator provides backup power when the lights go out. A mud room, 2 full baths, an office nook and laundry and utility rooms are additional features that add comfort and convenience to this enchanting ‘home in the pines’.
The gem of the property is the meandering Middle Branch of the Oswegatchie River which makes up the southern boundary. From the house, the river is a 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive by atv or 4wd vehicle. On your way to the river you may see deer, bear, turkey, grouse woodcock, fox, rabbits, coyotes or numerous birds, all native year round residents. It will be difficult not to indulge in berries, or pick a bouquet of wildflowers from the cornucopia of native plants you’ll find crossing the power-line meadow during the growing season. The open meadow transitions into a mixed hardwood forest before entering the flood plain of the river where the owner’s favorite camping and picnic site is found.
Outdoor enthusiasts that live here or visit this region have the opportunity to hike, bike, cross country ski, kayak, canoe, camp, motorboat, snowshoe, fish, hunt, swim, ice fish and ride their snowmobiles and atv’s. Within a mile west of the property lies the 20,000 acre Frank Jadwin Memorial State Forest, while one mile to the east is the Harrisville Rod and Gun Club of which the owners are both members. (Activities and membership options at the Club are described in a brief narrative attached to this listing). The Middle Branch and South Creek Roads are both legal to travel on with snowmobiles and atvs. The Rod & Gun Club offers parking, fuel and other amenities for snowmobilers looking to access trails C8 and C5 which pass through the region. The West and Middle Branches of the Oswegatchie River and numerous smaller creeks in the area are famous for native brook trout and other popular game fish species. And once you’ve done everything locally, venture to nearby Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, the Adirondacks or Canada where you’ll find endless opportunities for family fun and enjoyment. Clearly, the owners chose an ideal place to enjoy all the peace, solitude and natural beauty Northern New York has to offer.
Property Maps & Disclosures
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- Harter Property Conditions Disclosure
- Harter Rod & Gun Club Narrative
- Building Size: 1,528 square feet
- Lot Size: 10.90 acres
- Rooms: 10
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 2
Year Primary Structure Built : 1967
Garage: 2 stall and 1 stall
Garage Size: 24 x 30 2 stall, 1 stall 12 x 20
Local Directions: From NYS Route 3 take Marshey Rd. ~1.7 miles to French Settlement Rd. turn left and cross the one lane bridge then right on to the Middle Branch Rd. then ~3 miles to 13557 on your right.
Deed Book & Page: 2015/4120, 555/295
Local School District: Harrisville
Tax Parcel ID: 28-2-14
Road Frontage: 200 feet
Oil & Gas Rights: yes
Water Feature: Middle Branch of the Oswegatchie River
Adjoins State Land: no