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Hemlock Knoll Forest

Dickenson, Franklin County, NY
12965
Price: $70,000
Acres: 92
Type: Multiple Uses
Availability: Under Agreement
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Introduction
Location
Access
Site Description
Timber

Introduction

The Hemlock Knoll Forest is located in Northern New York, at the transition zone between the mountains of the Adirondack Park and the rolling hills of the St. Lawrence River Valley. The property offers a small cabin, ready to be enjoyed for weekend overnights, hiking, fishing, and hunting.  

Location

Hemlock Knoll Forest is located in a peaceful Northwest corner of the Northern Adirondacks between the Hamlets of Nicholville and St. Regis Falls, as well as the nearby Village of Malone. This scenic area lies along the transitioning landscapes of the dense well timbered Adirondack forests to the South and the rolling St. Lawrence Valley to the  North and West. Situated along the nearby popular St. Regis River corridor, the surrounding neighborhood is in a desirable wooded setting of rolling Softwood/Hardwood ridges and Hemlock forests. The neighboring ownership patterns are patchwork seasonal camps hunting camps, State Forest Lands, working private forests, and appealing farmlands.

The property is only 1.5 miles away from the 929-acre St. Regis River New York State Forest, adding additional recreational opportunities for hiking, nature viewing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hunting, and fishing.

Malone (population 5,900) lies 19 miles to the Northeast, while Massena (10,800) is 25 miles Northwest along the St. Lawrence Seaway. Potsdam (17,000) is the regional educational hub of northern New York and is 20 miles West of the property. Lake Placid, one of Adirondack’s most popular four-season resort towns, is within an hour’s drive of this property.

Access

The property is accessed via a deeded right-of-way easement extending some 0.6 miles to the parcel and then further along a private road connecting Hemlock Knoll and its neighboring properties to nearby town-maintained Port Kent Road. This private access road is a previously graveled seasonal woods road suitable for most SUV-type vehicle traffic during non-winter months and outside of spring mud season.

From the existing small seasonal cabin/shed and the well-established cabin site, a series of hiking trails extend easterly into the heart of the land and toward the 8-acre water flow along an unnamed stream, which offers a non-swimmable water amenity to this property. Additionally, the nearby State Forest Lands and NYSDEC established Public Fishing Rights (PFR) areas, which benefit the owners of this property.

Site Description

If you’ve been looking for a medium-size acreage, weekend property with plenty of ground to hike, ride and explore, as well as public access to nearby Trout Fishing, then you’ll definitely want to look at Hemlock Knoll Forest. The rolling and variable topography with scattered large granite boulders and glacial erratics, plus the northern mixed wood forests at Hemlock Knoll, are typical for this part of the Adirondacks. The terrain is suitable for a wide variety of recreational activities while also supporting long-term timber growth that would eventually offer some revenue in the distant future. Come to the camp on Friday evening and spend the weekend hunting, hiking, snowmobiling, fishing, and nature viewing. Manage the land for wildlife, birds, forestry, and open space. Enjoy quiet weekends away from the hustle of your normal work week.

The main waterway is a small, year-round stream flowing through the heart of the land that supports a few small ponds and forms a picturesque 8-acre flow along its entire length. While not swimmable, it’s a beautiful wildlife area that adds a great deal of aesthetic value to the land and is an important habitat consideration for local birds and mammals. In order to truly appreciate these aesthetics, a brief trail walk from camp will bring you to a wooden platform built high atop a granite outcrop ledge, well above the flow below and offering a panoramic view of the area. A “relaxing weekend at camp” lifestyle has now been achieved at that moment, if not well before.

Timber

The surrounding northern Adirondack Foothill Region is well-known for growing quality hardwoods like sugar maple, yellow birch, and black cherry, as well as softwoods such as hemlock and white pine. Hemlock Knoll’s strong recreational and cabin site attributes can be boosted by its long-term forestry potential. This can be managed for sawtimber production, wildlife, and open space.

Species composition is comprised of a host of hardwood species like red maple, yellow birch, sugar maple, black cherry, and beech, with softwood species of hemlock, cedar, and white pine.

The property’s forest is well established and has developed since being agricultural land some 75+ years ago. The forest is well stocked, stem quality and height are both considered good, mostly of poletimber size in diameter, and scattered larger diameter trees throughout. In the interim, you can cut firewood for your hunting camp and home while at the same time improving species composition and tree stem quality. You will enjoy watching and encouraging the forest acreage to grow.

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