Follow Us
53.11± Acres
New Listing
Clinton County, New York

Altona Bucks and Birds

ID: 55809
Status: New Listing
Price: $139,900
Acres: 53.11±
Price Per Acre: $2,634
Type: Hunting Land, Recreational Land, Undeveloped Land, Commercial
Address: Military Turnpike
City, State: Ellenburg Depot, New York
County: Clinton
ZIP Code: 12935
Lat/Long: 44.882, -73.7832


Located where the Adirondack foothills end and the St. Lawrence Valley begins, the Altona Bucks and Birds property is 53 acres of prime hunting and recreational land, for deer, birds, and bears.

The property has been surveyed, with the corners monumented and the boundary lines blazed and painted.  It is favorably-zoned, with the roadside zoned as Industrial-Commercial (I/C) and the remaining acreage as Rural Use (RU).  Both zoning types permit single-family homes, but allow for other uses with further consideration.

There is a powerline right-of-way (ROW) passing in an E-W direction that occupies ~11 acres.  The ground beneath the powerline is owned by the Seller, transferring with the property.  While there are some restrictions, there is full access across and under the ROW.  Several locations on the ROW could be developed into productive food plots to enhance the hunting experience.  This ROW is integral in connecting several hundred miles of snowmobile trails throughout a number of northern Adirondack counties, thus providing the new owner with easy, direct access to the network. 

The topography of the Altona Bucks and Birds property is level to rolling, with an unnamed perennial creek flowing near the western boundary.  This creek is an important tributary to the North Branch Great Chazy River and is likely to harbor native brook trout.  Fishing aside, this creek is an important aesthetic feature, offering the soothing sound of rushing waters.  There are 2 other, smaller streams, one perennial at the eastern end of the property, and the other located in the middle of the property.  The latter terminates just south of the powerline and would be a great location to construct a pond.  The forest was harvested 20-30 years ago, evolving into a young forest of red and sugar maple, white and gray birch, and popple.  This young forest is suitable habitat for ruffed grouse, white-tailed deer, and black bear.

There is an old hunting camp at the front of the property, which is a tear-down.  There is also an elevated hunting blind at the powerline ROW, which would require a new roof to be fully-functional.

The property is close to nearly 900 acres of the Spring Brook State Forest, which is open to many types of recreation, including hunting.  The North Branch Great Chazy River, which is stocked annually, is only minutes away, offering opportunities for trout fishing. 

The Altona Bucks and Birds property is only ½ hour from the City of Plattsburgh on Lake Champlain and an hour from the Olympic Town of Lake Placid in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks.  The property is just 30 minutes from the Plattsburgh International Airport, just over an hour from the Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, and only 15 minutes from the Quebec border.



Additional Information


  • bear
  • big game
  • small game
  • turkey
  • whitetail deer
  • other


  • bird watching
  • hunting

water access

  • creek


  • mineral
  • natural gas
  • oil
  • wind
  • other

Ask John About This Property

Nearby Properties Around Clinton County

Clinton County, NY
A 300 square-foot off-grid log cabin on 165 acres with a 5-acre beaver pond.  Sharing ~3,500 feet of the border with Quebec, Canada, it does not get much more remote than the International Borderlands Retreat; the closest neighbor is ¾ of...
165± Acres
Clinton County, NY
NYS Recreational/Investment Timberland along the Little AuSable River, under Forest Tax Law for sale.  Ausable Mountain Forest is an extraordinary 1,448-acre north-eastern Adirondack property located in the Ausable River Valley just west of Lake...
1,448± Acres
Clinton County, NY
Introducing the Silver Lake Road Sand Plains; 736 acres of (wooded or forested) recreational land located near Wilmington, Jay and Lake Placid, the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks, directly abutting nearly 1,200 acres of State Forest Preserve wi...
736± Acres