125 acres on the Black River with diverse forest next to ATV and Snowmobile Trails in the Town of Turin
Spring is a great time to explore properties along the Black River Valley! Ducks and geese are frequent fliers overhead as they find their favorite resting place in their journey north. This area was no exception, as I annoyed numerous waterfowl during my inspection of the tract. The many draws found on the eastern fringe of the Tug Hill Plateau near Gomer Hill, consolidate to form Douglass Creek, which travels northeast across this parcel to join the Black River just east of the dog leg in the River. About two thirds of the 2,450′ of river frontage is high and dry with several interesting sites for a camp or cabin. The remaining frontage east of the bend in the river is prone to flooding. It was in that region that I spotted the bobcat running across the wet meadow south of the river, headed towards the safety of a nearby thicket. Signs of deer, otter, turkey and grouse were also prevalent throughout property.
This parcel is as rich in natural resources as it is in wildlife habitat diversity. The attached ‘Soils and Land Use Capability Report’ estimates there to be roughly 4 million tons of sand and gravel beneath the surface. A mature hemlock forest of about 10 acres, young pole hardwoods of roughly 11 acres and a middle aged hardwood sawtimber stand of approximately 18 acres are found south of the wet meadow and flood plain, east of the Iroquois Gas Transmission Line r-o-w. The trees growing here are the nicest and most valuable on the property. Species include; red and white oak, hemlock, sugar and red maple, cherry, basswood, ash, hickory, yellow birch, aspen, beech and butternut. Closer to the river and within the wetlands and flood plain are found; willows, hornbeam, cedar, elm, ash, silver maple and one of the largest hackberry trees I have seen in northern NY. And yet another forest type dominates the sandy soils of the abandoned pasture west of the Iroquois r-o-w, which includes a variety of shrubs, aspen, white pine, grey birch, juniper, hawthorns and open grown oaks.
This portion of the Black River is noted for a variety of game fish including; walleye, bullhead, northern pike, chain pickerel, trout, small-mouth and rock bass. A NYS boat access site is found just a quarter mile east of the property before the bridge.
In addition to all this the property is; adjacent to the Lewis County ATV Trail System, at the intersection of Tug Hill-Adirondack Snowmobile Trails C5A and C7B and a major canoeing and kayaking destination for people from all over the northeast.
So, if your looking for a property that will let you live, work, and play all within it’s borders this may just be the right one for you. Take a walk with me and see if you don’t agree!
Property Maps & Disclosures
- Ellis soils & land use capability info
- Ellis stand type overlay & acreage
- Ellis_robert ortho
- Ellis_robert topo
- Lot Size: 125.00 acres
Local Directions: From the intersection of Route 12 and Burdick's Crossing Road, proceed east on the Burdick's Crossing Road approximately ½ mile to where the property begins on your left at the Iroquois Gas Transmission line R-O-W
Deed Book & Page: 581/66
Local School District: South Lewis
Tax Parcel ID: P/O 290-4-5.11
Road Frontage: 1,350 feet
Pond Description: beaver pond
Oil & Gas Rights: yes
Water Feature: Douglas Creek & Black River
Adjoins State Land: no