212 acres of fields and forest with harvestable timber in the Town of Ohio
Gently rolling topography is characteristic of lands in the southwest quadrant of the Adirondack State Park. The hills and dales of this parcel were cleared and farmed long ago. As the soils fertility declined, cropland turned into pasture, and pasture gradually reverted back to forest. Scotch pine was actually planted on ~18 acres of this property, possibly to keep the soil from eroding any further. Native spruce-fir forest occupies ~124 acres with the remaining 53 acres found in abandoned fields and pasture. Pockets of northern hardwoods are found interspersed throughout the softwoods, with predominant species being: black cherry, hard & soft maple, yellow birch, beech and ash. The fresh and cold waters of Fox Brook traverse the northern portion of the lot from east to west on it’s way to Hinckley Reservoir, part of the City of Utica’s water supply. This property is ripe for timber harvesting. A combination of thinning and regeneration cuts would allow the new owner to re-coop some of their upfront costs, as well as prepare the forest for maximum growth potential.
Wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy the increased exposure to their favorite species, as the forage resulting from the harvest would increase immensely. In this ‘neck of the woods’ it is common to see deer, bear, coyote, fox, turkey, grouse, woodcock, and a variety of waterfowl. The open fields lend themselves to mowing and/or planting your favorite crop. Secluded fields to the east would be ideal candidates for food plots where the surrounding forest give significant cover to the elusive hunter. A new entrance driveway on Route 8 provides access to a trail that cuts across the lot heading towards the far eastern boundary, roughly three-quarters of a mile away.
There is a great opportunity here for a family, or small group of hunters to turn this old ‘ag’ land with woods, into an outdoor playground, flourishing with wildlife and trees for all to enjoy.
Property Maps & Disclosures
- Lot Size: 212.00 acres
Local Directions: Approximately 1 mile south of the intersection of Rt. 8 and the Nellis Road in the Town of Ohio, on the left side of the road.
Local School District: Poland Central
Tax Parcel ID: 78.4-1-24 & 22
Road Frontage: 1,800 feet
Oil & Gas Rights: yes
Adjoins State Land: no