A beautiful sugar maple property in the Gore Mountain Region, with a scenic wilderness pond, adjacent state lands, long road frontage and multiple building sites.
William Henry Forest is in the central Adirondack town of Indian Lake, just outside the hamlet of North River. Nestled along the upper headwaters of the Hudson River, this small community is well known for its white-water rafting, cross-country skiing and fishing opportunities.
North Creek Village lies 5 miles south of the property and offers an inviting mountain retreat atmosphere with several shops, a wine bar, a bakery/cafe and hotel services. North Creek is also home to the popular Gore Mountain Ski Center. With over a hundred downhill trails and thirteen lifts, it is recognized as one of the most popular ski destinations in New York.
The property is accessed and bisected by Cleveland Road - a quiet, four-season, town-maintained artery that connects the property and its neighbors to nearby Route 28. There is an impressive amount of road frontage here including 7,970’ on the west side and 3,350’ on its eastern flank. Electric and phone services are available roadside and a recently drilled well is located near the property’s only structure, a barn along Cleveland Road.
Every so often, a person will purchase a piece of land and then pour their heart and soul into it for the rest of their life. Such is the case when Robert C. “Bob” Davidge, patriarch of the current family ownership, purchased this property back in 1967. Bob had a life-long love and respect for forests and nature and it clearly shows here at William Henry. The results of Bob’s planning and conservation ethic are evident throughout the property. He sited a pond next to the barn and later added ponds around the lower reaches of the property to increase habitat for wildlife. He also mowed walking paths near the barn, offering an alternative to the rougher trails and logging roads deeper in the property. You’ll enjoy the 25-minute hike through impressive stands of quality sugar maple to the wilderness-like Aldous Pond - which lies along the property’s western edge.