An island of private ownership surrounded by Forever Wild New York State Forest Preserve Lands, this southern Adirondack parcel offers a one of a kind purchase opportunity with wilderness camp potential.
The property is located in the foothills of the southern Adirondack Park within the town of Stratford, Fulton County, New York. An historic “corridor” to the central Adirondacks, this scenic area features expansive forests, clear lakes, and small communities known for their rich textile-milling heritage. Situated 50 miles to the east is the capital city of Albany, NY, which offers an international airport and major medical facilities. New York City and Boston are located 3.5 hours south and east respectively.
Access is gained via a gated snowmobile trail which previously served as a jeep road across state lands that originates at County Route 119 and extends 2,500’ to the property’s southwestern corner. This trail crosses NY State-owned Ferris Lake Wild Forest and is operated as the Dingman Hill Snowmobile Trail during winter months. The entry trail is not a deeded right-of-way to the property, so routine access is via foot or snowmobile traffic over 800 yards of flat, easily traversable ground. Future vehicle access for cabin development or logging will require a temporary revocable permit (TRP) from DEC.
This secluded outdoor retreat property offers significant private preserve options which are enhanced by its direct access to the Ferris Lake Wild Forest, a vast expanse of state lands which completely surround the property and span over 148,000 surrounding acres. You can build a snowmobile camp, plant food plots for deer hunting, pack in a yurt, and enjoy a backcountry experience that most people can’t experience on a property that’s closer to civilization than might be imagined possible.