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NYS Land with ~1,700' of Frontage on the Oswegatchie River For Sale: This ~25-acre parcel of land offers roughly a third of a mile of frontage on the scenic Oswegatchie River. Once you visit, you will have a hard time not dreaming about the recreational possibilities here! One can travel by canoe or kayak upstream ~3 miles to the dam at Flat Rock Reservoir, or downstream ~1 mile to rapids and falls near the Hamlet of Fine. Both directions offer fantastic views and fishing opportunities for the avid fishing and outdoor enthusiast. It is a wild section of the river between dams and falls with good spots for native brook and brown trout. The wooded area along the river includes a rich mix of northern hardwoods where one might establish a small seasonal campsite or shelter or a more permanent structure on higher ground close to NYS Route 3. There is good access and driveway with culvert to the parcel along the 1,300' highway frontage. Electric utilities are not found roadside but may be available from across the road only one pole away from the southwest corner. This parcel is part of a larger tract of 130.9 acres with the remainder of the acreage being on the south side of NYS Route 3. It was created by subdivision as authorized by the Adirondack Park Agency subject to conditions found in Permit #2021-0121, a copy of which is included with the details of this listing. As described under 'Development' in the Permit, 'The undertaking of any new land use or development not authorized on the Lot or involving wetlands shall require a new or amended permit. Protected wetlands on the property are designated by the shaded area on the map in the permit. There is evidence that a diverse group of mammals, amphibians and birds use the property resources for food and shelter. Deer, beaver, grouse, raccoon and turkey tracks, sounds or sightings were witnessed during my inspection. One might also anticipate seeing snowshoe rabbit, fox, coyote, fishers, bear and a variety of songbirds, plus bald eagles, vultures and various native hawks on or above the property. Also for sale by the same owner is an adjacent lot to the east consisting of ~11 acres with ~2,100 of river frontage and 1,400' of road frontage. Combined, the two lots offer greater privacy and seclusion as well as additional locations where family and friends can camp, swim, hike and play along the river. The Oswegatchie River was once a powerful economic engine, driving a milling, mining and forestry economy. Those days are over however and the future of this untapped resource is believed to be as a world-class recreation attraction. As such, properties along the river have become valuable commodities for anyone captivated by nature, a wild river and the Adirondacks. It is central to numerous popular destinations including; Canada, the St. Lawrence River/Thousand Islands, and the High Peaks region. The Village of Gouverneur, roughly 35 minutes west, is the closest community that offers a variety of grocery and department stores.