The 934-acre Irish Hill Forest in St. Lawrence County, NY offers a solid, long-term northern hardwood timber land investment with exceptional recreational amenities. Highlights include a notable sugar maple resource that can be managed for sawtimber or sugarbush goals, long town road frontage and close proximity to nearby Route 3 and the village of Star Lake.
Irish Hill Forest is situated in the town of Fine, St. Lawrence County, a rural community nestled within the rolling hardwood ridge and valley landscape that is characteristic of the northwestern Adirondacks. The topography, climate and soils of this region are well-suited for hardwood timber productivity. State Route 3 is located within 5 miles of the property via County Route 27 and is the main transportation artery for shipping grade log and pulpwood products to the region’s numerous domestic and Canadian markets.
The property benefits from over a mile of 4-season road frontage on Folsom Road—a town-maintained artery linking the neighborhood to County Route 27 and nearby Route 3. There are several potential building envelopes along this frontage on which to build a vacation home, seasonal camp or sugar house.
The property’s gently sloping, well-drained ridge and valley topography contributes significantly to its favorable timber productivity and outdoor recreational qualities. Combined with Irish Hill’s large tract size, these qualities affords significant opportunities for hunting, hiking and backwoods camping which strengthen options for future recreational leases.
Irish Hill Forest hosts an emerging hardwood timber resource with a quality sugar maple sawlog component driving its long-term investment value.
A September 2019 inventory, using a 10 BAF prism on 108 plots, reveals a standing timber inventory of 1,668 MBF of hardwood and softwood logs and 9,824 cords of pulpwood products, with a total stocking of 16.3 cords per commercial acre. Capital Timber Value has been set at $386,900 ($446/GIS acre). Inventory stats are 22.5% for sawlog products and 14.7% for cordwood products at the 95% Confidence Interval.