169.8 acres of hunting property with camp adjacent to Wolf Lake State Forest in the Town of Edwards
I grew up hunting this region of Upstate (Northern) NY and have always been amazed at the amount of ‘untamed’ land in this territory. Only once in my life have I been lost in the woods and this was the place! The area is characterized by remote lakes, beaver ponds and meadows, granite dome outcrops and forest. Geographic features limit ones travel to the valleys between the ledges and crossing streams over well built but narrow beaver dams. The challenging terrain provides a safe haven for wildlife. Deer, bear and other game animals, native to these woods, seem to get around fine and know where they are at all times, but not always so for humans. Even with that being said, annual hunts are usually successful.
The two story, wood framed, 24′ x 32′ hunting camp was built in 1999 using rough cut lumber on treated power-pole piers. It is a sturdy structure with ~1,426 sf of living space. The exterior is sided with pine board and batten and the roofing is painted steel. The walls and roof are insulated but the floor is not. Heat is provided by a local Amish made wood stove. Propane gas lanterns light the place up at night, however modern conveniences can be ‘plugged in’ as it is wired for a 120 volt generator. Large entrance and front porches allow family and guests to gather outdoors when the weather is fair to enjoy the sounds and sites of the hardwood forest that surrounds them. Amenities include an outhouse not far from the camp and an upstairs ‘camp shower’ that functions using a Zodi portable shower system (not included). It is accessed from a gated road on the parcel, ~150 yards past the plowed portion of the Ames Road.
The nearby hamlet of Talcville has been in existence since the 1830’s and got it’s start from the prospect of iron mining in the area. Talc was first discovered in the area in the 1870’s. In the 1940’s and 50’s its claim to fame was one of the leading talc mining regions in the world. Two or three exploratory pits can be found on the property as well as a mine shaft and portion of a quarry located just west of the driveway to the camp.
The super bonus of owning this property is it’s proximity to the 4,316 acre Wolf Lake State Forest which virtually expands your recreational acreage times 25! It borders the parcel on the northern and western boundaries. The State Forest offers not only a larger hunting range but with 3 good size lakes, offers some great bass fishing opportunities, as well as hiking, snowshoeing and primitive camping.
So, if you are looking for a secluded property where you can get away from it all, with lots of wild back country to explore, this may be the right place for you!
Property Maps & Disclosures
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- Graves, Tom Property Conditions Disclosure
- Building Size: 1,426 square feet
- Lot Size: 169.80 acres
- Rooms: 2
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
Year Primary Structure Built : 1999
Garage: woodshed, storage shed
Basement: none, open crawl space
Local Directions: From NYS Route 58 take Talcville Road 2.8 miles to a T, then left on Ames Road. Travel .3 miles to the gated drive to the parcel on your right.
Local School District: Edwards Knox Central
Tax Parcel ID: 175.003-1-32, 1.2
Road Frontage: 600
Pond Description: portion that is shared with neighbor
Oil & Gas Rights: yes
Adjoins State Land: yes