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NYS Wooded Land with Off-Grid Log Cabin and Trout Stream For Sale: This would be the ideal property for anyone looking to be partially self-sufficient and enjoys solitude and privacy. A two story, three bedroom, one and one-half bath, ~1,150 sf, custom built log cabin with full basement, plus 2 stall garage and storage building are the main features on this ~28-acre, wooded property. The parcel is at the very end of a gravel, year 'round maintained road with no neighbors in sight. Off grid but fully electrified with 120-volt service supplied via a 12-battery system that is charged by a propane fueled generator. TV reception with an antenna provides about 18 channels including some from Canada. Communication utilities are available roadside. The log cabin, garage and storage building were custom built by the original owner using pine logs squared on two sides. Much of the additional lumber used in their construction is full dimension, 'rough lumber' that was sawn by a local mill nearby. The original roofing was asphalt shingles, half of which has been replaced. The foundation was built with concrete blocks sealed with a 'quick bond' product. The basement provides a great indoors location for the off-grid battery system, propane hot water tank, washer, dryer and water pressure control tank. Water is drawn from a dug well near a stream over 100' north of the cabin.The 2 bay garage, which is also heated with wood, is mainly being used as a carpentry shop by the current owner. The parcel lies within the foothills of the Adirondack State Park where you can enjoy clean air, cold, clear brooks and untamed wilderness right outside your door. Rolling terrain, entirely wooded with hardwoods and conifers and exposed bedrock outcrops are the major physical features of the land. There is a rich mix of hard and softwood tree species including: sugar and red maple, birch, ash, cherry, basswood, beech, elm, hophornbeam, aspen, hemlock, pine, fir, cedar and spruce. Trees range in size from saplings to large sawtimber, an inviting mix to a wide range of birds and mammals. Hardwood trees harvested from the woods on the property supply the fuel to heat the cabin and garage. Hunting on the property should be good to excellent as signs of deer, turkey, and grouse were evidence of their presence in the region. One might also expect to see black bears, coyotes, foxes, bobcats and even an occasional moose in the neighborhood throughout the year. What a thrill for those of you that can work from home! Cold Hill Brook, an all-season, trout stream flows out of Blind Pond (found east of Harriman Road) and passes thru the northeast corner of the parcel. St. Lawrence County is popular for its centers of higher education. People from all walks of life come to this area to study or teach at one of 5 renowned colleges in the County: Clarkson and St Lawrence Universities and SUNY Colleges at Potsdam, Canton and ESF Ranger School. The 'North Country' is a very rural and friendly part of the state. Grocery and department stores in Potsdam are but 20 minutes away. Popular destinations about an hour's drive away include; the St. Lawrence River and Canada. A bit further are the High Peaks of the Adirondacks and Vermont. This property might be considered a peaceful haven or a wilderness retreat and possibly the best investment ever made for you and your family!