One mile of quality water frontage on a private Adirondack trout pond, and a well-managed sugar maple resource, makes East Pond Forest a classic waterfront timberland estate.
East Pond lies within the well-known Township 19 and Kildare Club Region of the Adirondack Mountains - a scenic, forested landscape lying along the headwaters of the West Branch of the St Regis River. Surrounding timberland ownerships are comprised of multi-generational family estates, long-established hunting clubs and private working timberland ownerships. Tupper Lake Village (population 3,600) is located 14 miles to the south and offers numerous restaurants, shopping and amenities. New York City and Boston are each 6 hours to the south and east respectively. Montreal is 2.5 hours to the north.
A legally-deeded right-of-way exists over Floodwood Road from the community of Saranac Inn on Upper Saranac Lake. Floodwood Road is a town road to the Santa Clara/Tupper Lake town line, at which point it continues as a private, gated woods road, extending westward to Kildare Road at Derrick. The long-established right-of-way gravel road is shared with neighboring property owners and is passable for SUV-type traffic during non-winter months.
East Pond offers over a mile of high-quality, undeveloped shoreline frontage on a stunningly scenic, cold water Adirondack pond that is well-known for its vibrant brook trout fishery. East Pond's compelling waterfront amenity offers a classic family compound opportunity which is enhanced by the financial and recreational benefits of owning two and a half square miles of well-managed northern harwood timberlands.
East Pond's timber resource, dominated by sugar maple, has been professionally managed for many years and is well-positioned for steady capital timber value growth over the coming ownership cycle. The forest's species composition is considered quite desirable from a timber investment standpoint and is composed of 90% quality northern hardwoods. Overall stocking is driven by a favorable mix of sugar maple (40%), red maple (20%), yellow birch (10%), beech (10%) and others. Additional inventory information is available in the property report at the link below.
East Pond includes over a mile of pristine shoreline on a stunningly scenic cold-water, brook trout fishery. Adirondack brook trout are a popular species for fly fishing enthusiasts and those interested in wilderness pond fishing opportunities. East Pond is reported to span 68 acres with an average depth of ten feet. Its surrounding shoreline is flanked by a mix of maples, birches, spruce and hemlock, creating an iconic Adirondack wilderness setting around the perimeter of the pond. A rustic fishing cabin currently serves as a camp for the property’s recreational club and is tucked away on the west end of the pond at the terminus of the entry road. This waterfront building envelope would serve as a prime location for a future family estate overlooking the water with direct, east-facing views of the pond to capture brilliant morning sunrises.