68.7 acres entirely wooded with tributary to Mohawk River in the Town of West Turin
A tributary to the East Branch of the Mohawk River traverses this entirely wooded property. In this ‘headwaters region’ of the Tug Hill Plateau it is not uncommon to find native brook trout in many of the small creeks and streams. Wildlife sign is abundant, with whitetail deer being the most prevalent big game animal. Grouse, woodcock, turkey, snowshoe rabbit and a variety of waterfowl are other game species that one would expect to encounter on this property. A timber harvest conducted about 6 years ago improved visibility and encouraged the growth of berry bushes and native tree regeneration, both excellent food sources for the wildlife found here.
Located in the eastern-central portion of the ‘The Hill’, at an elevation of roughly 1700′, this region sees average snow falls between 100 and 200 inches per year making it one of the most popular destinations in the Northeast for snowmobiling and other winter related activities. The property lies just south of the snowmobile trail intersection of C7B and C4A. Nearby George Kraeger and Neff Roads are open to ATV’s and connect to all the major trails on Tug Hill.
Lewis County is a very rural and virtually unspoiled part of the state. Properties similar to this are often considered ‘safe havens’ by those from metropolitan areas, a small piece of wilderness they can call their own. Two popular recreational destinations nearby include a 10 minute drive to the Snow Ridge Ski Center in Turin and a 15 minute drive to Whetstone Gulf State Park. Grocery and department stores in Lowville and Rome are but 30 minutes away. A more thorough list of local destinations and year ’round activities may be found on Lewis County’s Chamber of Commerce website.
Property Maps & Disclosures
- Lot Size: 68.70 acres
Local Directions: From the West Leyden intersection of Routes 26 and 294 travel north on Route 26 to the Esche Road on the left. The property begins at that intersection on the east side of Route 26.
Deed Book & Page: 2006/4226
Local School District: South Lewis & Adirondack
Tax Parcel ID: 401-1-13.11, 401-3-7.2
Road Frontage: 1,000 feet
Oil & Gas Rights: yes
Water Feature: tributary to E. Branch of Mohawk River
Adjoins State Land: no